The first and foremost in sustainability, regardless of trade, is to base your operations on a sustainable business idea. Without a truly sustainable business idea you do not last more than 300 years, like we have done.
We manufacture high-quality paperboards, Invercote and Incada. They are made from renewable raw material, and after usage they are a valuable input to paper recycling systems.
Iggesund was founded in 1685 and even if the business focus has changed with time we today base our business on the same two main pillars as our predecessors did 300 years ago.
- Wood, coming from nearby forests, providing both the raw material for our paperboard and energy to power our process.
- Water from nearby lakes and rivers, giving us freshwater to use in the manufacturing process and also good energy water power stations.
When our company was founded in 1685, the Queen of Sweden entrusted us to use local waters and forests responsibility. She even signed a contract with us that we've followed for nearly 400 years - managing our own forests, keeping nearby waters clean and using renewable energy.