Climate change is a serious environmental, economic, and social challenge. We take actions to measure, reduce, and report on our total carbon footprint – which includes the emissions resulting from our operations, supply chain, and the use of our products - and proactively invest in energy conservation and renewable energy.
energy & emissions
Driving carbon emissions to zero is a race against time. Achieving this objective requires a holistic approach including energy efficiency measures, the adoption of renewables wherever possible, and consequently the reduction of our GHG emissions released at our sites and by our purchased electricity.
We reduce our environmental footprint by optimizing production and manufacturing processes and efficiently using resources.
We at delfort are fully committed to energy-efficiency and decarbonized production, aiming for net zero emissions in line with regulatory. To achieve this we have a clear “climate care” roadmap in place, including many aspects to manage the scale and complexity of the challenges. It is a holistic program that takes into account all aspects, starting with regulatory and laws, market expectations & customer needs, best available technology and operations, purchasing of energy, raw materials and equipment, through to reporting and disclosure. It determines our mid- and long-term strategy for increasing our energy efficiency and reducing our GHG emissions. It is an ongoing process of analysis, development and implementation of actions and monitoring.
The availability and access to clean and safe drinking water is fundamental to human wellbeing and a basic human right. Using water as efficiently as possible has been part of our environmental standards since our founding. We continue to strengthen our efforts to conserve fresh water by reducing consumption and increasing water reuse and recycling.
We have been working to reduce our water impacts across each part of the value chain since the founding of delfort in 2006, paying attention to global and local impacts. Our water stewardship strategy focuses on water awareness and efficiency, as well as impact measurement throughout our value chain. We mainly use water within our operations for two purposes - to process our raw materials and for cooling purposes. We keep cooling water in separated water circuits in order to reduce industrial freshwater consumption. The heat in the cooling water is recovered for internal processes.
To further enhance our efficient use of water, in some cases, we also make use of water that has previously been used by another organization for cooling purposes. We operate wastewater treatment plants in all our paper mills that treat the water for the production. Within the last few years, we invested into wastewater treatment plants at three of our paper mills and are constantly processing water-saving projects throughout the group, thus raising the bar for environmentally sound water management.
of specific NOx emissions since 2006
of specific GHG emissions since 2006