Iggesund Paperboard receives environment and energy award

| November 17, 2015

Iggesund Paperboard, a leading producer of high-quality virgin fibre paperboard for use in the premium packaging and graphics sectors, received the Environmental and Energy Awareness Award Nov. 16 for its mill in Workington, England.

The company was chosen as the winner for its contribution to the reduction in fossil fuel CO2 emissions resulting from the investment in the Biofuel CHP plant and its commitment to continuous improvement and sustainability. Iggesund received the award at the at the CN Group Business Awards.

“We can be very proud of the award and what it recognizes in Iggesund Paperboard,” Jonny Lowe, head of HR at Iggesund Paperboard’s Workington Mill, said in a press release. “It is a reminder that we have achieved an enormous amount already in recent years. We still have some exciting developments ahead in this area and through people continuing to engage with identifying and proposing ideas and opportunities for our future energy and environmental improvements we will be able to maintain this progress into the future.”

Iggesund was also recognized for showing a broad commitment to improving the impact on the environment through a dedicated and structured approach to maximizing its process efficiencies within the wider Pulpmill, Boardmachine and Finishing operations as well as for minimizing its process wastes.

This is being exemplified by the ongoing work preparing for certification under the Energy Management Standard ISO 50001 to complement the existing Environmental Management Standard 14001.

The award presentation was held at the Carlisle Racecourse, Cumbria, U.K., with around 250 representatives of the counties business community in attendance.
Iggesund Paperboard is part of the Swedish forest industry group Holmen, one of the world’s 100 most sustainable companies listed on the United Nations Global Compact Index.

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