Kemira committed to enhancing energy efficiency at production sites
October 13, 2008 at 9.30 (CET+1)
Kemira has signed a voluntary energy efficiency agreement, introduced
by the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the
Confederation of Finnish Industries EK for the purpose of promoting
energy efficiency in energy-intensive industries in Finland. Under
this agreement, Kemira undertakes to enhance the efficiency of its
energy consumption and to alter operation methods to facilitate
continuous improvement of energy efficiency. Kemira will also strive
to improve the efficiency of logistics and energy consumption in
The agreement covers seven Kemira production sites in Finland: Oulu,
Vaasa, Ã„etsÃ¤, Joutseno, Kuusankoski, Kokkola and SiilinjÃ¤rvi. The
agreement is valid until the end of the year 2016. Reaching of the
directive energy conservation target, set under the agreement for the
year 2016, will be assessed in 2013.
"Although the agreement in question is a national one, we are
implementing it globally. This results in higher cost savings and
benefits from enhancing the efficiency of energy consumption,
alongside more positive environmental impacts. For 10 years now, we
have been engaged in the previous energy saving program, accumulating
best practices for enhancing energy efficiency. We will incorporate
the objectives of the efficiency agreement in our own operating
models and energy policy. This will facilitate long-term systematic
implementation of energy efficiency", says Elina Engman, Vice
The agreement forms part of the Ministry of Employment and the
Economy's efforts to curb climate change, based on international
commitments and the national energy and climate strategy. Finland's
national goal is to achieve 9 per cent energy conservation by 2016.
The Ministry of Employment and the Economy supports investments
related to improvement of energy efficiency and the use of renewable
energy in enterprises that have signed the agreement.
For more information, please contact:
Vice President, Energy
Telephone: +358 50 351 4673
Kemira will be a focused company, the best in water and fiber
In 2007, Kemira recorded revenue of approximately EUR 2.8 billion and
had a staff of 10,000. Kemira operates in 40 countries.
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