Compliance, accreditations and awards
Packaging in general, paperboard and paperboard making processes are all subject to environmental attention. As a paperboard supplier Iggesund takes responsibility for the environmental impact of our products from the sourcing of our raw materials through our manufacturing processes. Environmental management systems are implemented at all our mills (ISO 14001). The Holmen Group´s forest management routines are approved in accordance with the FSC® (C110018/C008588) and PEFC (PEFC/05-33-105) standards as well as certified in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard. Both our mills hold chain of custody-certifications (CoC) in accordance with FSC® and Iggesunds Bruk also holds CoC certification with PEFC. This enables our certified customers to be part of the chain.
Our aim is that our processes will meet environmental requirements with good safety margins and we ensure that our products are safe for handling and use. Both mills operate in accordance with the energy management system standard ISO 50001 and the Occupational Health and Safety Management System, OHSAS 18001. Packaging waste and associated landfill issues are of major concern in some countries. For a long time used paper and paperboard have proven to be easy to recover – both as a raw material for recycled fibre products and increasingly for energy recovery. Iggesund’s energy use is based on biofuels and we have initiated programmes to further reduce the use of fossil fuels, thereby reducing fossil carbon dioxide emissions.
Paperboard has a low carbon footprint compared to other packaging materials. The raw material, timber, is harvested from managed forests that absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. Because no uniform methods of measuring carbon footprint exist, we refrain from making any claims. The Holmen Group, to which Iggesund belongs, has been part of the UN Global Compact and its corresponding Nordic network since 2007. Each year the Group reports its sustainability work according to the ten principles of the Global Compact. The principles relate to human rights, social conditions, the right to establish trade unions, environmental responsibility and anti-corruption.
The UN Global Compact 100 (GC100) is a global stock index that tracks compliance with the ten sustainability principles and combines this with the companies’ financial perform-ance. The 100 companies around the world judged to be the best at creating good returns through sustainable business practices are listed on the GC100 index. Holmen held GC100 status in 2013 and 2014. Twice in the last decade, Holmen has been included in the Corporate Knights index over the 100 most sustainable companies in the world, Global 100. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is the name of an international federation that in 2016 represented 827 institutional investors with assets totalling around SEK 900 billion.
CDP seeks to encourage companies around the world to reduce their impact on the climate and nature’s resources, and it presents an annual report on the outcome of its work. As a result of its energy investments and the consequent fall in carbon dioxide emissions, in 2014 Holmen qualified for the A list on the Climate Performance Leadership Index. The global index lists 187 companies that have been shown to have an excellent strategy for reducing climate change.
EcoVadis – third party assessment of CSR data
Both Holmen Iggesund’s mills are reporting their CSR data to EcoVadis and have after undergoing assessment of data from 2017 received Gold Standard in the EcoVadis system. According to EcoVadis statistics both Iggesund mills are among the top one percent of all companies assessed, and among the two top percent of paper industries that have been assessed on their Corporate Social Responsibility data for 2017.