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2nd September 2020, Helsinki

Ahlstrom-Munksjö promotes sustainability via #GreenSource initiative

Fibres are at the core of everything we do, the company says. © Ahlstrom-Munksjö.Fibres are at the core of everything we do, the company says. © Ahlstrom-Munksjö.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is one of the founding members of the #GreenSource, an initiative to promote the role of forest-fibre industries in the effort to achieve the EU’s climate neutrality target by 2050. #GreenSource brings together members of the European Pulp Industry Sector Association (EPIS) and the Confederation of European Paper Industries (Cepi).

The forest-fibre industry wishes to play a central role in offering solutions that respond to the needs of the European citizens and contribute to a sustainable lifestyle, while making sure that forests keep growing, absorbing CO2 and protecting biodiversity, Ahlstrom-Munksjö said in a statement.

A recent scientific study commissioned by Cepi on the Climate effect of the forest-based sector in the European Union shows that, thanks to the forests and forest-based products, 806 million tons of CO2 is taken out of the atmosphere every year – this corresponds to 20% of the EU’s annual emissions - while bringing 3.5 million jobs, especially to rural areas, the company adds.

”Fibres are at the core of everything we do. We add value by combining fibres with our knowhow and advanced technology, exploring new functionalities and new applications. Sustainability, innovation and quality are central in all our solutions,” says Eva Thunholm, Vice President, Insulation business.

“We are, and will continue, empowering people to make sustainable choices by providing a growing portfolio of climate-friendly products based on sustainably-sourced, renewable, and recyclable materials,” says Anna Maija Wessman, EPIS Secretary General.

#GreenSource is the common voice of our industry rising to tell the world how we are making a difference in the transition to a sustainable and climate-friendly future, Ahlstrom-Munksjö concludes.


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