Climate targets Sveaskog’s target is at least a 30% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions between 2010 and 2020 relative to the volume of wood raw material supplied. Taking 2005 as a base year, the target is to achieve a 40% reduction in total carbon dioxide emissions by 2020.
How will the targets be achieved? Most of Sveaskog’s carbon dioxide emissions derive from timber transportation and forestry machinery. The target reduction in emissions by 2020 is to be achieved through reduced consumption/efficiency measures, increased use of renewable fuels and an increased share of timber transportation by rail.
Work is under way to increase energy efficiency through training in more efficient driving, increased capacity utilisation for consignments and exchanging timber with other forest owners. The use of renewable fuels in heavy goods vehicles and forestry machinery has been greatly limited by availability, distribution and operational disruptions during the winter. Here Sveaskog expects developments that will allow substantially greater investment in renewable alternative fuels over the coming 2–3 years. The choice of mode of transport for the timber is another key factor in achieving the emissions target, with Sveaskog increasingly endeavouring to prioritise rail transport for both environmental and cost reasons.
Lena Sammeli, Head of Sustainability
Forest management needs to be better at communicating the forest’s potential when it comes to renewing our society. Therefore we view the Haga Initiative’s focus on opinion formation, discussion and debate on the climate issue, as attractive.