Resources

We have produced paper since 1693, a tradition characterized by our nature. Our climate-friendly paper is produced with responsibility for our environment – and the coming generations.

Wood

Wood and the pulp derived from it are the most important resource in our production of high quality design paper. The wood origins from the vast Swedish forests, and we have high demands on how yet are managed. The ecosystem is fundamental in our nature and the harvest is therefore made with sensibility. All forestry operations are certified to recognized sustainability criteria, such as the FSC® and PEFC™ standards, which promotes the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. All forestry operations comply with The Forestry Act which regulates how the forest is managed through an economic, an ecologic and a cultural perspective.

Utilization of Swedish wood contributes to transports with low carbon dioxide emissions, it also contributes to the extension of the Swedish forests. In less than 100 years, Sweden’s forest assets have doubled. And since the felling rate is less than the growth rate, the volume of forest continues to increase by a net increment. Annual net growth stands at around 120 million forest cubic meters and each year around 90 million forest cubic meters of that growth is harvested. 

Water

Our paper mill is located by a water stream and we have responsibility of the water flow in the lake of Läen and the River of Ronneby. These waters are the habitat of thousands different species vital for biodiversity, this is why the water released from our paper mill is cleaner than the water we take in.

The paper machines at Lessebo Paper have separate closed white water system loops which enables us to keep the water consumption as low as possible. The used process water is purified in our efficient wastewater treatment plant before release. In order to maintain a good freshwater ecosystem, we analyse the quality of the discharged water on a daily basis in our SWEDAC accredited laboratory.

Lessebo Paper is a member of Ronnebyåns Vattenvårdsförbund (Water Conservation Association of the River of Ronneby), with an objective of good freshwater ecosystem. 

Energy

Taking responsibility in the source of energy is a key factor in minimizing the negative environmental impact. The electricity used at Lessebo Paper comes from green sources, such as wind, water and solar power. Our energy is produced by 100% biomass fuel and our waste energy supply the houses in Lessebo with district heating. The waste we cannot reuse is donated to local producers of biofuel. We continuously improve our resource management and reducing carbon dioxide emissions, for the coming generations.

Our paper is mainly made of birch with reaches good strength without the need for excessive, energy intense treatment of the fibres. 

Chemicals

The chemicals in our production origins from sustainable sources and are in accordance with REACH. REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals.

Lessebo Paper was one of the first paper producers in Sweden to eliminate Chlorine. Today, all paper is produced from TCF (totally chlorine free) or ECF pulp (elemental chlorine free).