Below Industry Average, In a Good Way: Read More About Sappi's 40% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Intensity
SFPNA has had a major focus on the reduction of fossil fuels and the emissions associated with combustion.
We exceeded an aggressive five-year goal of a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity in just three years. We had the recovery boiler out of service this year at Cloquet due to planned outages for capital improvements. As a result, our greenhouse gas emissions were slightly higher than 2012, but we are still exceeding our goal and well ahead of industry average. We remain well below industry average for SO2 emissions and have continued to make further reductions. Sappi’s boilers currently meet most limits under the recently promulgated Industrial Boiler MACT rules due to past capital investments and optimization of fuel mix. Equipment needed for further emissions control at each of our three mills is included in our capital plans as part of annual maintenance spending. In 2013, we entered into an agreement with Summit Natural Gas of Maine for the transportation of natural gas to our Somerset mill through a new gas pipeline which Summit is constructing. We are in the process of converting equipment at the mill to burn natural gas and once this project is installed and on line we will see another significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions.
Read the full SFPNA Sustainability Report 2013 by downloading an online PDF version directly from our website here or for more on sustainability, check out our eQ microsite at: http://www.na.sappi.com/eQ/index.html