Sustainability

2021-09-30

Suominen shifting to fossil-free electricity in Europe

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As part of Suominen's active work to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the nonwovens producer shifting entirely to fossil-free electricity in all its European plants. “This shift is one of the measures we are taking to reduce our GHG emissions in the future,” says Juan Carlos Esteve, Director, HSEQ.

Sustainability is at the core of Suominen's strategy. Suominen aims to reduce its energy and water consumption, landfill waste, and greenhouse gas emissions respectively by 20% per ton of product by 2025, compared to the base year of 2019. In 2020, the greenhouse gas emissions of the company decreased by 14.9% per ton of product. 

Suominen is constantly looking for various ways to decrease the greenhouse gas emissions from its operations. “The shift towards sustainable energy sources is a huge step forward for us, but other measures remain important as well. For example, improvements in the energy efficiency have a direct impact on our emissions,” Esteve explains. 

Reducing the environmental impact of its operations ensures that Suominen can offer more sustainable products to its customers. “By shifting to fossil-free electricity sources, we can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of our products. As part of our sustainability work, we are calculating the carbon footprint of our nonwovens as well as corporate level emissions annually,” says Noora Rantanen, Sustainability and Marketing Manager. 




Suominen has a long history of developing products that combine sustainability, quality, and performance. Suominen’s sustainable product portfolio combines their nonwovens with the lowest environmental impacts. The portfolio consists of products made of renewable, recycled and/or plastic-free raw materials as well as compostable and totally dispersible nonwovens suitable for every purpose. 


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