Iggesund Paperboard’s mill in Workington - where Incada paperboard is made - has been awarded the the EcoVadis Platinum Medal for its environmental measures.
Earlier this summer, Iggesund’s other mill in Iggesund, Sweden, was awarded the Platinum level, introduced in 2020 by EcoVadis - which has performed more than 65,000 assessments in over 200 sectors in 160 countries - to reward the highest scoring companies in the its network. The Platinum level includes the top 1% of all rated companies.
The Workington Mill is running 90%-plus on bioenergy. Apart from supplying the board production with green energy, the mill also delivers green electricity to the National Grid.
“We have started to introduce environmentally motivated objectives for operators, which depend on working closely together as a team to understand the effects of their actions on the rest of the process. As an example, we have been able to reduce the steam and electricity consumption per tonne by 10% over the last years,” said Lorna Casson, environmental engineer at the Workington mill.
Iggesund Paperboard is part of the Swedish forest industry group Holmen, a group that several times in the last decade has been listed as one of the world’s 100 most sustainable companies on different sustainability indices. All Holmen mills have now been awarded Platinum.