August 15th, 2014

BillerudKorsnäs makes substantial sustainability investments in Gävle

BillerudKorsnäs´ Board of Directors has authorized an investment of over 450 MSEK for environmental improvements at the production unit in Gävle.

Investments include a new sedimentation basin, developments in the pulp mill and a number of related water-saving measures. The investments will be implemented in 2014 and 2015 and will be completed by the beginning of 2016.

“This is an important environmental investment for Gävle completely in line with the vision that our products shall have a minimal environmental impact and the best possible function in order to contribute to a sustainable future,” says Christer Simrén, COO at BillerudKorsnäs.

In addition to the environmental benefits, improved water quality and reduced use of electricity, the quality of the products will be enhanced. The investments follow energy-related investments made in 2012, which greatly improved the production unit's energy efficiency and reduced fossil fuel use.

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