Environmental management at Atria

Environmental management at Atria

Environmental management at Atria is based on environmental legislation and the fulfilment of stakeholder expectations.

Our environmental system has had ISO 14001 certification since 1995 (Atria Finland), which demonstrates the comprehensive, goal-oriented approach to the management of environmental matters. Taking environmental matters into consideration is a part of Atria's management and operational planning in the various phases of product and service chains.

Key results and targets in terms of Atria’s environmental responsibility

Atria Group
 
Targets 2015–2017 Results 2015
  • Management of direct environmental impacts.
  • Identification of environmental impacts throughout the production chain and promotion of eco-efficiency.
  • Standards compliance – no warnings issued by the authorities.
  • Adjusting operations to comply with the requirements of the Energy Efficiency Directive.
  • Atria Group enhanced the efficiency of energy use in relation to production by 2 per cent. There was also an improvement of 3 per cent in terms of water consumption.
  • Part of continuous operational improvement.
  • In the reporting period, no leaks were reported, no warnings were issued by the authorities and no compulsory measures were imposed.
  • See measures specific to the business areas.
Atria Finland
 
Targets 2015–2017 Results 2015
  • Measures in accordance with the requirements of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).
  • Preparing the Management System for ISO 50001 certification.
  • Standards compliance in operations.
  • Energy review undertaken at Atria Finland's largest unit, Nurmo, in 2015.
  • Specification work has begun to prepare the Management System for ISO 50001 certification.
  • No warnings were issued by the authorities and no compulsory measures were imposed. No repeated deviations from the wastewater limit values stated on the environmental permit. Nine incidents of disruption were reported by the wastewater pretreating system in Kauhajoki and corrective measures have been initiated.
Atria Scandinavia
 
Targets 2015–2017 Results 2015
  • Energy efficiency.
  • Measures in accordance with the requirements of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).
  • Ensuring recycling throughout the business.
  • Reduction of wastage.
  • Calculating the climate impact of production.
  • The oil boiler in Sköllersta has been replaced by a pellet-based boiler. This is expected to reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 4,600 tons.
  • The company's own personnel have carried out energy reviews in all of the production plants in Sweden.
  • Recycling takes place in all of the production plants and offices insofar as is financially and environmentally appropriate.
  • Efforts are made to further reduce wastage. For example, the rate of wastage in Sköllersta previously amounted to 0.71 per cent of production volumes but this has now decreased to 0.51 per cent.
  • Work has begun to calculate climate emissions. A calculation system has been acquired for this purpose and climate data is currently being collected.
Atria Russia
 
Targets 2015–2017 Results 2015
  • Water utilisation efficiency
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water consumption in relation to production has become 7 per cent more efficient.
  • As a result of improvements to the efficiency of production processes at the Gorelovo plant, energy efficiency has improved by 5 per cent.
Atria Baltic
 
Targets 2015–2017 Results 2015
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water utilisation efficiency
  • Centralisation of production at the Valga plant. Energy efficiency improved by 8 per cent.
  • Water consumption in relation to production has become 20 per cent more efficient.