We are pursuing continuous improvement on three topics: Supply Chain, Energy, Water and Waste, and Carbon Dioxide. Our stewardship of the natural world and our resources is not only part of company success, but our legacy for future generations.

Supply Chain

At Ahlstrom-Munksjö, we work to ensure that our inputs are responsibly sourced and that our natural fiber sourcing policies promote more sustainable forestry and agricultural practices. To meet our Sustainable Supply Chain goals, we ensure that all of our chemical and fiber suppliers have signed our Supplier Code of Conduct and have undergone risk evaluation, and we have established responsible forest product sourcing targets. 

Supply Chain Targets 2019-2020

All chemical and fiber suppliers have signed the Supplier Code of Conduct or are considered compliant

All chemical and fiber suppliers have undergone evaluation of Supplier Code of Conduct risks

To continually increase share of FSC® certified wood pulp in sourcing


Energy, Water and Waste

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is dedicated to designing products and manufacturing processes that use energy, water and raw materials more efficiently. To meet our Energy, Water and Waste goals, we are advancing environmental and energy management systems and are reducing the intensity of our energy use, water use, water emissions and waste production. 

Energy, Water and Waste Targets 2019-2020

More than 95% of plants have a third-party audited environmental management system by end of year 2020

Increase percentage of the company's energy consumption certified under a third-party audited energy management system to 80% of total energy use by 2020

An annual 2% reduction of specific energy consumption from 2018 onward

An annual 1.5% reduction in water use per gross ton from 2018 onward

An annual 2% reduction in water COD emissions per gross ton product from 2018 onward

An annual 2% reduction in tons of waste to landfill from 2018 onward


Carbon Dioxide

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is dedicated to using cleaner energy and reducing the emissions intensity in our energy systems. To meet our Carbon Dioxide goals, we will work to reduce our energy production emissions intensity by 2% each year and reduce emissions from our energy purchasing going forward. 

Carbon Dioxide Targets 2019-2020

2% annual reduction in Scope 1 carbon dioxide emissions per gross ton product from 2018 onward

Annual reduction of Scope 2 carbon dioxide emissions


Learn more about our work in each of these areas in our Annual and Sustainability Report. 

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