Everything in nature is connected. To create a more sustainable future, we all need to manage our resources carefully and protect the ecosystems.
Biodiversity is an important and integrated part of Holmen Iggesund’s work. Watch this movie to learn more about how we contribute and what we do in order to preserve the ecosystems affected by us and our production.
The film in other languages is available here
Forests are home to around 80 per cent of the world’s biodiversity and to Holmen Iggesund’s business. This means that we have a certain responsibility to help prevent deforestation by only using material from forests that are being regenerated. We also want to learn more and the Holmen Group has dedicated areas that are studied in order to gain more knowledge about biodiversity and sustainable forest management.
Holmen Iggesund’s mills are located next to the important maritime environments of the Baltic and Irish seas. This means we have a responsibility to handle our water with care. We borrow water, use it, clean it and return it. In cooperation with local authorities, we also monitor the water ecosystems that we borrow from carefully.
The emission of contaminants into the atmosphere can also negatively affect the biodiversity of our ecosystems. We have therefore reduced the emissions of sulphur and nitrogen dramatically the last 20 years, lessening the negative impact that these pollutants have on the lakes and streams surrounding our mills. To further protect biodiversity, we are increasing our use of green energy generated from biofuels and water.
Not only our production methods but also our products have an important role to play in protecting biodiversity. Our paperboard products are made from a renewable, biodegradable and recyclable material. This enables us to work together with our many customers to find better and more purposeful packaging solutions. Solutions that are sustainable, replace plastic alternatives and which promote more circular packaging systems.
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