“We will demonstrate how our business can help to advance sustainable development by minimizing negative environmental impacts from our production and maximizing positive environmental impacts from the products we produce,” said Per A. Sørlie, Borregaard president and CEO.
Since 2009, direct and indirect CO2 emissions from Borregaard have already been reduced by 34 percent. The goal of reducing the emissions by 100 percent by 2050 will be achieved, among other things, by further reducing energy consumption and at the same time increasing the use of renewable energy.
Borregaard also commits to reduce indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030 and 75 percent by 2050 from a 2017 base year.
Indirect emissions are emissions that do not occur directly in connection with Borregaard's production processes, such as emissions associated with the transport of goods, production of raw materials and others.
Borregaard has prioritized six of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Zero hunger; decent work and economic growth; industry, innovation, and infrastructure; responsible consumption and production; climate action; and life on land.
Borregaard can have an impact in these areas through its biorefinery concept and its sustainable products.