These are a few pieces of the contents in the 2009 environmental report for SCA's pulp and publication paper mills. The report covers the Östrand pulp mill and the Ortviken paper mill in Sweden, the Laakirchen paper mill in Austria and the jointly owned newsprint mill Aylesford Newsprint Ltd. in the UK. In the report the operations of the mills and their impact on the environment is presented in words and figures.
In the report energy and raw materials are in focus. Pulp and paper production requires substantial amounts of energy, but processes and residue products also generates a lot of energy. The energy supply to the Swedish mills Ortviken and Östrand is almost entirely based on bio-energy and through investments the carbon footprints of the mills will be further reduced.
The greater share of the raw material for SCA's pulp and publication paper production is either certified timber or recovered paper. More and more, customers demand raw material from responsible sources from their pulp and paper suppliers. SCA's deliveries of FSC-certified pulp and publication papers was record high in 2009 and from this year Aylesford Newsprint Ltd. will be able to offer FSC-certified newsprint, based entirely on recovered paper.