Moelven’s responsibility extends to the past effects of our business on the soil, water, air and/or our surroundings from run-offs, heating, transportation to and from our plants, the deposition of bark, processing oils, glue, chemical processing for impregnation (storage, use and waste products) and activities which cause noise and dust.
- maintain and further develop the systems and schemes for certified procurement, and maximize the use of raw material from environmentally certified forestry.
- maximise the use of raw materials by production optimisation and the use of residual products.
- Wood shall not be sourced from:
-Forests where high conservation values are threatened
-Harvests in violation with traditional and civil rights
-Forests with genetically modified trees
-Forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use
- minimise negative effects on our surroundings (noise, dust) from heavy transport to and from our plants by using environment-classified goods vehicles: minimum EURO-4 and preferably EURO-5, and to use hauliers who strive to comply with environment-friendly operating rules to the maximum extent possible.
- minimise impact on the environment from transport through coordination and optimisation of the movement of goods to and from our plants.
- minimise energy use at our plants in line with registrations and planned measures for the energy system.
- derive a minimum of 95% of our heating needs for our premises and drying from bio-energy (timber products) we produce ourselves.
- take an active part in the technological and market-related development of the bio-energy sector.
Chemicals, oils and glues
- minimise impact on soil and water by using environment-friendly products to the highest degree possible.
- only processing them at designated sites with approved facilities or similar installations to reduce the consequences of leaks.
Watering and run-off
- recycle waste water from timber stores as far as technically and practically possible.
- install climate control for the sprinkler system in the timber stores.
- take water from the sea and rivers and allow run-off to the surface with permission from the authorities.
Emissions to the air
- reduce emissions of substances such as NOx, SOx and CO2 to the air from our boilers in line with the results of registrations and measures for the relevant installation.
- compile annual CO2 accounts to be presented in the annual report.
Noise and dust
- implement measures to align noise and dust levels at plants with targets for each plant.
- sort and recycle refuse as far as technically possible and monitor amounts annually per ton of final product.
- minimise the amount of refuse sent to approved dumping in line with the results from registrations and measures for our refuse system.
Dumps and landfill areas
- ensure that any dumping of bark and other refuse is only done at approved dump sites.
- be able to prove that any dumps or landfill used by the company comply with relevant laws and regulations with regard to covering, control programs, run-off handling, plans for sealing and conversion.
- potentially polluted areas at sites are to be identified, investigated and restored as required in connection with re-use, rebuilding or closing-down. All objects classified by the authorities as potentially polluted shall be identified. A plan is to be drafted based on risk classification and existing information for investigation and clean-up measures if required. Funds are to be earmarked in budgets for future measures.
Know-how and communication
- keep ourselves informed and updated of new know-how within the environmental field, and to adapt accordingly
- involve or train all our employees on the subject of the environment
- proactively and openly communicate with the authorities, stakeholder and industry organisations within environment and social development.