WE STRIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY AND A SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION WE CAN BE PROUD OF
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Sandåsa Timber AB acts as a consumer of forest raw material and with wood-processing industry for the business to be conducted in as gentle manner as possible for the environment and for the employees.
The environmental work must be characterized by a holistic approach to promoting sustainable development. The efforts are determined by what is technically possible, economically reasonable and environmentally justified.
We shall comply with applicable legislation and comply with Swedish PEFC's and FSC®'s requirements and intentions and as far as possible ascertain that the raw material does not come from illegal or unauthorized logging or key biotopes, forest areas where violent or civil rights are violated, forests where high conservation values are threatened, genetically modified trees or natural forests that have been harvested for the purpose of utilizing the area for plantations or non-forestry land use.
The raw material shall, to the greatest possible extent, come from environmentally adapted certified forestry and we shall work to increase this volume.
Our business must be conducted and improved in such a way that the possible negative impact on the environment is reduced. We shall, in a responsible manner, fulfill our commitments to employees, society, the environment and contractors. The employees shall be trained and informed so that they can meet the above requirements and intentions.
We will economize raw materials and energy sources.
We will reuse or take care of our residual products as well as possible.
We will strive to reduce the harmful impact of our transports regards to the environment.
We will influence our suppliers 'and entrepreneurs' environmental work in a constructive manner.
Our environmental work is characterized by a holistic approach and is conducted preventively.
In product development and investments, the possibilities of combining efficient production with environmental protection shall be utilized.
Trees grow and produce wood using solar energy, water, carbon dioxide and nutrients. The wood is the basis for sawn timber, pulp and paper. These products can be recycled and brought back to nature's own cycle.
Products based on sustainable forestry therefore fit well into the ecosystem.
BARK IS USED AS FUEL FOR OUR FACILITIES
Most of the bark from the timber is used as fuel in our own heating plant, which supply the facilities with heat to timber dryers and premises.
RENEWABLE DISTRICT HEATING TO THE MUNICIPALITY
The facility in Åkers Styckebruk produces district heating of the residual products and delivers to Strängnäs municipality´s district heating network.
SHORT TRANSPORT DISTANCES
Our facilities are located in Mälardalen which results in short transport-distances and great environmental savings.
WE ARE CERTIFIED
By being certified according to FSC and PEFC, environmental considerations are documented, thereby strengthening the competitiveness of the wood as environmentally friendly material, from sustainable and nature-adapted forestry.
PELLETS AND BRIQUETTES ARE PRODUCED FROM OUR SAWDUST
The sawdust that falls out during our production becomes wood pellets and the residues from our plaining-plant becomes wooden briquettes which are sold as fuel to larger heating plants.