The pulp and paper sector is the fifth most energy-intensive industry in Europe. While it has reduced carbon emissions by 29% since 2005, the already hard-to-abate sector must now navigate the rising demand for packaging and sanitary and household paper driven by growing e-commerce.
How demand shifts in the future remains to be seen, but there will always be a demand for paper products. In order to meet the EU’s 2050 Net Zero goal, each industry member needs to continue to expand their sustainability efforts.
Less than half of pulp and paper companies have at least one environmental commitment recognized by the CDP, RE100, or SBTi. There is a clear need to ramp up climate action by establishing better energy sourcing, optimal resource management, improved recycling, and accelerated energy efficiency.
From adopting additional renewable energy sources to improving data collection and accessibility, there is progress to be made across the sector.
Building a holistic decarbonization strategy requires stakeholder engagement from inception to execution. We survey internal and external stakeholders to assess the desired ambition level and expectations about the company.
Understanding site emissions at factories, mills and packaging sites allow us to analyze the various issues and then develop a plan for each location. This also helps inform the global plan to be rolled out across the organization.
Addressing potential renewable energy sources at the site and country level allows us to consider all relevant decarbonization technologies—those currently existing and those expected to be available in the coming decades. Considering timelines, the evolution of costs and projected future capacity all go into creating a robust, long-term roadmap.
Providing integrated decarbonization programs such as Energy Savings as a Service and optimizing the operation of complex energy production assets on-site, like cogeneration, through digital twins.
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