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Environmental meters

Raw materials and material efficiency

Raisio has developed its waste management in Finland by guiding side streams for reuse. In addition, the company's aim has been to reduce the number of waste transport times, which has decreased the environmental load resulting from waste transportation. Raisio's material flows between the production plants are considerable. These by-product transfers cause multiplication in the reported raw material and production volumes.

Scope of reporting

The graph describes the raw material use and production volumes of the Finnish production plants only.

 

Water

Water consumption is an important environmental factor for Raisio. Water is used in production and cooling processes.

In line with its objectives, Raisio has reduced its total water consumption. Centralisation and streamlining measures targeted at the production structure were carried out at the Finnish feed factories and in the UK. These measures resulted in the growth of specific water consumption.

Raisio enhances its water use by using water sparingly and by recovering and recycling of usable water.

Scope of reporting

The graph above shows all the Group's continuous operations in Finland, the UK and Poland. The two Candy Plus' production plants in the Czech Republic are included in the reporting from the beginning of 2013.

 

Energy

Raisio Group's processes use energy in the form of electricity and steam. Raisio's energy supply is mainly based on purchased energy. Electric energy that Raisio buys in Finland produces no carbon dioxide emissions.

In Finland, Raisio owns two power plants, one in Raisio and the other in Kouvola. Both the plants are within the scope of emissions trading.

Raisio Group's total energy consumption decreased by about 6 per cent. However, the specific consumption per tonne of product increased by some 18 per cent due to changed production structure. Heat treatment requirement imposed on the feed production has also increased the specific heat consumption.

Scope of reporting

The graph above shows all the Group's continuous operations in Finland, the UK and Poland. The two Candy Plus' production plants in the Czech Republic are included in the reporting from the beginning of 2013.

 

Emissions of energy production

Raisio reports the direct greenhouse gas emissions generated in its own energy production as CO2e values. Reporting also includes the CO2e values of purchased energy according to the quantities Raisio's energy suppliers have reported. Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) describes the total climate warming effect of greenhouse gases.

The electricity acquired to the Finnish sites is eco-labelled constituting 50 per cent of the Group's electricity use. Its production does not generate greenhouse gas emissions advancing climate change.

Scope of reporting

The graph above shows the CO2e emissions of Raisio's Finnish production.

 

Wastewater

The volume of Raisio Group's waste water is reduced through reuse and recycling solutions. In Finland, wastewaters from the production plants are mainly conducted directly to municipal wastewater treatment plants. At the Raisio-based site, part of the wastewater is already treated using the company's own cleaning solutions before it is conducted to the Group's wastewater pretreatment plant. After the pretreatment, wastewater is conducted to the municipal network.

Raisio has succeeded to reduce the total volume of waste water.

Scope of reporting

The graph above shows all the Group's continuous operations in Finland, the UK and Poland. The two Candy Plus' production plants in the Czech Republic are included in the reporting from the beginning of 2013.

 

Waste

Raisio's key objective is to reduce the amount of landfill waste. For Finland, the target is zero by 2016. In this regard, our target-oriented work has gone well. Raisio aims at the reduction of waste volume and at high recovery rates of waste. To achieve these goals, correct and careful sorting is of key importance. Raisio mainly uses recovered waste either as material or an energy source.

Raisio Group succeeded to reduce its total waste volume compared to previous year by about 20 per cent. This was achieved, for example, by separating oat hulls from waste and directing them as a by-product at the Finnish mill in Nokia. As a result, the share of reused and recycled waste of the total waste volume decreased to approximately 55 per cent (in 2013: approx. 70 per cent).

Scope of reporting

The graph above shows all the Group's continuous operations in Finland, the UK and Poland. The two Candy Plus' production plants in the Czech Republic are included in the reporting from the beginning of 2013.