Mitsubishi HiTec Paper reduces CO2 emissions by 84% and becomes newest member of German “Wirtschaft pro Klima” initiative
Mitsubishi HiTec Paper takes the protection of the climate and environment seriously. New measures taken in Flensburg mill which reduce CO2 emissions by 84% prove this. This has led to the manufacturer of coated specialty papers becoming a new member of the German “Wirtschaft pro Klima” initiative.
The energy management system of ISO 50001 includes energy efficiency projects and these form the key aspects of Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s company policy. The introduction of chemical flocculation of wastewater from the coaters before indirect discharge has led to a significant reduction in the specific power consumption from 8.5 to 1.3 kWh / m³ in Flensburg mill.
Annual savings of 239,000 kWh is roughly equivalent to the electricity consumption of 70 average German households. This means the speciality paper manufacturer has reduced CO2 emissions by 84% (source: German electricity mix 2012). As a result of this successful measure to protect the environment, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has become a new member of the German “Wirtschaft pro Klima” initiative. This initiative brings together German companies that are actively committed to protecting the climate. A commitment by senior management is the basis. In addition to this, members will have already taken at least one measure, by which they have reduced CO2 emissions by at least 20 per cent. They must also intend to take further action in the future, to further reduce CO2 emissions, in order to reach the 2 degree target of the UN Climate Change Conference 2010.