The majority of our emissions into air are caused by the energy production needed for the manufacturing of pulp, BCTMP and paperboard. Besides the climate impact of carbon dioxide, our key air emissions consist of sulphur and nitrogen oxides, which cause acidification. We also monitor the particulate concentration of the flue gases at our mills and malodorous sulphur compounds in the production of chemical pulp. In addition, we measure the local noise impacts of our mills.
Our production processes rely on the best available technology and we continuously work to ensure that all our mills operate within the limits of the environmental permits issued by the authorities. If deviations occur, we always report them to the authorities and publish them as part of our annual reporting. In addition, we always take corrective action to resolve the situation.