Targets that reflect our high aspirations

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

Focus areas

- vital to our future competitive strength

BEU = European operations and all sales offices
BNA = Operations in North America, acquired 31 of March 2022

Accidents resulting in absence per million hours worked, LTIFR, own employees and contractors

The number of accidents per million work hours (LTIFR) for employees and contractors for BEU was 7.3 in 2022. The target for the year of less then 5 was not reached. Further efforts are needed to improve safety and our vision is zero injuries. Going forward the target for 2023 is <3.9 in total for the group.

For our North American operations the outcome was 1.1, and with the results of our European operations the combined outcome was 5.3 for the whole Group in 2022.

 

Workplace safety (BEU)

Year Number/million hours worked
2019: 7.4 7.4
2020: 7.7 7.7
2021: 6.4 6.4
2022: 7.3 7.3
5.0
Target 2022
1.5
Target 2030

Workplace safety (BNA)

Year Number/million hours worked
2022: 1.1 1.1

The climate targets set by Billerud are approved by the Science Based Targets initiative and is aligned to the Paris Agreement.

Base year is 2016, outcome is measured as reduction compared to base year and target year is 2030.

Note! The outcome and targets below refer to our European operations.

 

Target Scope 1 and 2

Outcome 2022

Target 2030

Target 2050

Reduction of total greenhouse gas emissions from production and purchased energy, % (base year 2016).

21%

59%

74%

 

Target Scope 3

Outcome 2022

Target 2030

Target 2050

Reduced emissions of greenhouse gases from sources not owned or controlled by Billerud, % (base year 2016).

12%

30%

70%

 

Proportion of customers who consider that Billerud’s work on sustainability creates value, %

The goal is for customers to consider that Billerud’s work on sustainability creates value. The 2022 target was reached as 84% in the latest customer survey consider that our sustainability work creates value.

The outcome and targets refer to our European operations.

Year Percent
2019: 77% 77
2020: 77% 77
2021: 84% 84
2022: 84% 84
78
Target 2022
85
Target 2030

Sustainability foundation

- the foundation of a sustainable and responsible value chain

Proportion of wood supply from Europe to our European operations, %

The outcome and targets refer to our European operations.

Year Percent
2019: 99% 99
2020: 99% 99
2021: 99.5% 99.5
2022: 99.3% 99.3
96
Target 2022

No. of group-certified forest owners (FSC® and PEFC)

The outcome and targets refer to our European operations.

 

 

Year Percent
2019: 191 191
2020: 213 213
2021: 226 226
2022: 223 223
230
Target 2022
260
Target 2024

Proportion of wood supply from USA and Canada to our North American operations, %

The outcome and targets refer to our North American operations.

Year Percent
2022: 100% 100

Proportion of purchase value covered by supplier assessment, %

The outcome and targets refer to our European operations.

Year Percent
2019: 79.8% 79.8
2020: 78.8% 78.8
2021: 83.2% 83.3
2022: 86,6% 86.6
79
Target 2022
83
Target 2024

Transport of wood raw material and finished products, g CO2eq/tonne km

The outcome and targets refer to our European operations.

Year g CO2eq/tonne km
2019: 12.2 12.2
2020: 12.4 12.4
2021: 12.7 12.7
2022: 12.9 12.9
11.6
Target 2022
11.0
Target 2024

Proportion of women in total, % (BEU)

For 2022, the outcome was 24.2% women in total. We did not reach the target of 25.5% this year.

The outcome and targets refer to our European operations.

Year Percent
2019: 23.7% 23.7
2020: 23.8% 23.8
2021: 25.0% 25.0
2022: 24.2% 24.2
25.5
Target 2022
27
Target 2023

Proportion of female managers, % (BEU)

In 2022, the outcome was 27.3% female managers.

This means that we did not manage to reach our target of 27.5%, even though we increased the share of female managers.

The outcome and targets refer to our European operations.

Year Percent
2019: 23.9% 23.9
2020: 23.8% 23.8
2021: 26.7% 26.7
2022: 27.3% 27.3
27.5
Target 2022
29
Target 2023

Proportion of women in total, % (BNA)

In 2022, the proportion of women in total for our North American operations was 16.7%. We are actively striving for better gender balance in our operations and have set a target of 20% women in total for 2023.

The outcome and targets refer to our North American operations.

Year Percent
2022: 16.7% 16.7
20
Target 2023

Proportion of female managers, % (BNA)

In 2022, Billerud North America achieved an outcome of 24.3%. Our target for 2023 is to have a proportion of 29% female managers in our North American operations.

The outcome and targets refer to our North American operations.

Year Percent
2022: 24.3% 24.3
29
Target 2023

Emissions of fossil CO2 in the manufacturing process, kg/tonne product (BEU)

The outcome and targets below to our European operations.

Year kg/tonne product
2019: 37.5 37.5
2020: 30.0 30.0
2021: 30.5 30.5
2022: 27.7 27.7
28
Target 2022
26
Target 2024

Energy consumption, MWh/tonne product (BEU)

The outcome and targets refer to our European operations.

Year Energy consumption
2019: 5.3 5.3
2020: 5.3 5.3
2021: 5.1 5.1
2022: 5.3 5.3
5.1
Target 2022
5,0
Target 2024

Emissions of fossil CO2 in the manufacturing process, kg/tonne product (BNA)

The outcome and targets below to our North American operations.

Year kg/tonne product
2022: 459 459
410
Target 2023

Energy consumption, MWh/tonne product (BNA)

The outcome and targets refer to our North American operations.

 

Year Energy consumption
2022: 7.5 7.5
7.4
Target 2023

Number of weeks of work experience (internships, thesis and careers introduction)

The target for 2022 was 1200 weeks of work experience. The outcome for our European operations was 935, which means that we did not manage to reach our target in 2022.

Work experience (BEU)

Year Weeks
2019: 1206 1,206
2020: 1051 1,051
2021: 1306 1,306
2022: 935 935
1200
Target 2022
1300
Target 2024

Work experience (BNA)

Year Weeks
2022: 406 406

Proportion of production units certified according to food safety standards, % (BEU)

The target is to have 100% of our production units certified according to food safety standards, a target that has been consistently reached in 2022 and in previous years.

The outcome and targets refer to our European operations.

Year Percent
2019: 100% 100
2020: 100% 100
2021: 100% 100
2022: 100% 100
100
Target 2022

Proportion of employees completed Code of Conduct training, % (BEU)

In 2022 the outcome was 91%. We did not manage to reach our target of 95% for our European operations.

Training in our Code of Conduct takes place regularly to build knowledge and raise awareness in the organisation about the Code of Conduct.

The outcome and targets refer to our European operations.

Year Percent
2019: - -
2020: - -
2021: 47% 47
2022: 91% 91
95
Target 2022

Proportion of employees completed Code of Conduct training, % (BNA)

Our North American operations achieved an outcome of 100%. As part of the integration of Verso, the Code of Conduct was rolled out with Billerud North America in 2022.

The outcome and targets refer to our North American operations.

Year Percent
2022: 100% 100


Our sustainability data

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Sustainability notes - Billerud 2022.pdf

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See Also

External reviews of our sustainability work

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Our work and Agenda 2030

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Sustainability report

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