At Borregaard, we believe in true sustainability. By combining sustainable raw materials, green energy, unique knowledge and understanding, as well as a high rate of product innovation, we achieve environmentally friendly alternatives that compete with other cutting edge products, but with a greener carbon footprint.
Our biorefinery relies on raw materials that meet environmental and sustainability criteria. Borregaard purchases more than 1 million solid cubic metres of wood per year, from forests that are managed in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner, and run in accordance with laws on felling in the country of origin. In 2014, 86% of wood came from Norwegian forests, while the remaining 14% came from Swedish forests.
Borregaard’s main objective is to develop sustainable solutions based on renewable raw materials and its unique competence. Borregaard’s entire business model centers around sustainability, and therefore this is always a natural component of its overarching goals. The company’s Board of Directors emphasizes the importance of sustainability as an integral part of the company’s operations and development.
- 92% of 1 000 000 m3 wood, is certified
- More than 190 mNOK spent on research
- 63% of energy used, is from renewable energy sources
- 40% reduction in CO2 over the last 10 years
- Borregaard is rated A in CDP's Climate Change list
- 25% female employees in Borregaard
Learn about these figures and read more about how we care in Borregaard's Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report for 2018.