Resource-efficient production

For several decades we have been working on phasing out fossil fuels and reducing the environmental impact of our production units. We have reached a 97 percent fossil-free production in Europe, and we will not stop there.

We have already come a long way with phasing out fossil fuels in production, and we are constantly working to develop our technology and more efficient working methods.

In 2022, we acquired production units in North America through the acquisition of Verso Corporation. We are working on integrating these production units into our way of working.

An energy intensive production

Billerud’s production is energy intensive. Most of the energy consumed is generated in the pulp process, where large amounts of waste heat are released. This excess heat is mainly used directly in production, but also provides local communities with district heating. 

One of the key elements for a fossil-free production is a stable and efficient production, which cannot be attained without putting safety first.

Read more about our targets in the sustainability report.

All European production units are quality and environmentally certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The Swedish mills are also certified in line with the energy management system ISO 50001.

See all certificates on this page.

See also

Our production process

Do you wonder how trees are made into packaging? Read about the production process here.

Climate impact

Combatting climate change is the critical issue of our time, and a strategic priority for us.

Sustainability targets

Our sustainability work is driven by a number of tangible and ambitious targets that help us to steer our strategy and daily operations.