IGGESUND, Sweden, Nov. 17, 2015 (Press Release) -Iggesund Paperboard’s commitment to continuous improvement and sustainability was recognized last night when we received the Environmental and Energy Awareness Award at the CN Group Business Awards.
The judges picked out Iggesund as winners having understood the scale of the contribution to the reduction in fossil fuel CO2 emissions resulting from the investment in the Biofuel CHP plant.
Moreover, it was also acknowledged that Iggesund had shown a broad commitment to improving the impact on the environment through a dedicated and structured approach to maximizing its process efficiencies within the wider Pulpmill, Boardmachine and Finishing operations over the years as well as minimizing its process wastes.
This is being exemplified by the ongoing work preparing for certification under the Energy Management Standard ISO 50001 to complement the existing Environmental Management Standard 14001.
The presentation evening was held at the Racecourse at Carlisle with around 250 representatives of the counties business community in attendance.
Marie Whitehead, director of CN Events, chaired the judging panel. She said: "Once again the task of judging has been both rewarding and challenging as the quality of entries rises each year. It is highly encouraging to see so many businesses investing in their products, their staff and their premises to make sure the business offer in Cumbria remains strong and vibrant."
“We can be very proud of the award and what it recognizes in Iggesund Paperboard. It is a reminder that we have achieved an enormous amount already in recent years. We still have some exciting developments ahead in this area and through people continuing to engage with identifying and proposing ideas and opportunities for our future energy and environmental improvements we will be able to maintain this progress into the future”, comments Jonny Lowe, head of HR at Iggesund Paperboard’s Workington Mill.
Iggesund Paperboard is part of the Swedish forest industry group Holmen, one of the world’s 100 most sustainable companies listed on the United Nations Global Compact Index. Iggesund’s turnover is just over €500 million and its flagship product Invercote is sold in more than 100 countries. The company has two brand families, Invercote and Incada, both positioned at the high end of their respective segments. Since 2010 Iggesund has invested more than €380 million to increase its energy efficiency and reduce the fossil emissions from its production.
Iggesund and the Holmen Group report all their fossil carbon emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project. The environmental data form an integral part of an annual report that complies with the Global Reporting Initiative’s highest level of sustainability reporting. Iggesund was founded as an iron mill in 1685, but has been making paperboard for more than 50 years. The two mills, in northern Sweden and northern England employ 1500 people.