Greenhouse gas emissions
Suominen reports its direct greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1) and its indirect greenhouse gas emissions from purchased energy production (Scope 2) according to the Greenhouse gas protocol. Direct greenhouse gases originate from the consumption of fossil fuels used mainly for the generation of process heat. Indirect emissions are caused by the production of purchased electricity and steam.
Our target is 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per ton of product by 2025, the baseline being 2019. In 2021, our result towards the target was 8.8% per ton of product compared to the baseline.
As a part of our work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the decision to shift entirely to fossil-free electricity at all our European sites was made in 2021. This shift was a remarkable step towards our greenhouse gas reduction target. Suominen is examining similar opportunities for its sites in the Americas. In 2021, Suominen also made a decision to install a solar plant to our site in Alicante.
We are continuously looking for ways to decrease greenhouse gas emissions from our operations.