Glaston has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions through investments in energy efficiency and an increased use of renewable electricity.
Glaston set out to reduce the direct and indirect emissions from its own operations (Scope 1 and 2 emissions) in relation to net sales by 50% from the level of 2020 by 2025.
To reach the goal, Glaston made investments in energy efficiency and increased the use of renewable electricity last year.
As a result of these measures, greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 and 2) decreased by 43% compared to 2021, totalling 1,491 tonnes.
Greenhouse gas emissions in relation to net sales decreased by 57% compared to the baseline (year 2020) and the strategic objective of 50% was achieved.
The result was achieved by shifting to the use of renewable electricity at the production facilities in Finland and Germany in early 2022.
In addition, the heat distribution system of the Switzerland unit was renewed, considerably decreasing gas consumption.
The Switzerland production facility invested further in reducing electricity consumption by installing approximately 400 solar panels with a total capacity of over 150 kWp on the roof of the production unit.
The solar panels have been producing energy for the factory's own use since November 2022, and from the beginning of December some electricity has also been fed into the grid.
The number of solar panels will be increased further this year.
Glaston’s CEO Anders Dahlblom said: “Sustainable business is one of the focus areas of our strategy.
“We took a significant step forward in 2022 by reaching our emissions reduction target of 50% already early into the strategy period.
“Even though our emissions have decreased significantly, we will continue our work to reduce our emissions.”
He continued that Glaston’s next objective, covering the emissions of the value chain as a whole, was already underway.