Environment & Sustainability
Port Hawkesbury Paper shares its annual sustainability report
July 4, 2022 By P&PC Staff
Port Hawkesbury Paper released its annual sustainability report, which includes key measurements for 2021, such as water and fuel consumption, waste, energy use and forest management and certification.
“Ultimately, sustainability is about building a business that provides jobs and grows the region’s economy, while reducing and transparently managing our resource use to be successful for the long term,” said Bevan Lock, mill co-manager for Port Hawkesbury Paper. “We continue to significantly improve mill and woodland operations – impacting both sustainability results and costs.”
Port Hawkesbury Paper celebrates 10 years of investment, innovation and stewardship this year. The company noted in a release that the milestone is an opportunity to reflect on its accomplishments, while looking to future commitments to sustainability. This includes exploring alternative energy resources (wind power, green hydrogen) and providing ongoing protection for species at risk, among other things.
The sustainability report highlights include the following achievements:
- Four percent reduction in electricity use per tonne of paper produced
- Six percent reduction in net steam per tonne of paper produced
- Five percent reduction in effluent per tonne of paper produced
- 25 percent reduction in wet and 14 percent reduction in dry solid waste per ton of paper produced
Since 2001, the company has maintained forest management certification and is currently certified to the forest management standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC; FSC- C023189) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). The company is also independently certified to the chain of custody standards of FSC (FSC-C112699), SFI and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
The complete sustainability report is available here: Port Hawkesbury Paper Sustainability Report
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