The responsible use of resources and the sustainable production of high-quality speciality papers are particularly important to us. Because of this our environmental policy exceeded the current national and EU rules for some time now. To achieve sustainable energy production we use highly efficient combined heat and power generation in our modern gas power stations.
We take sustainability even further: a large part of our global transportation has been switched to rail or sea, and we also take advantage of intermodal transport. Our paper mills in Bielefeld and Flensburg work with the "system of electronic recording of waste". We are increasing our recycling rates drastically, while reducing our waste. It's that simple.
Without water there can be no paper production. Our objective is to have the lowest possible fresh water consumption by channelling water into a closed circuit and reusing it wherever possible. We continue to invest in waste water purification at both sites. The water that leaves our Bielefeld mill is now cleaner than the river water we use in production.
We are certified
It goes without saying that our plants in Bielefeld and Flensburg are both certified, inter alia within the framework of an integrated management system.
- FSC® Chain-of-Custody (FSC-C014541)
- PEFC™ Chain-of-Custody (PEFC/04-31-2656)
- DIN EN ISO 9001 : 2015 (quality management)
- DIN EN ISO 14001 : 2015 (environmental management)
- DIN EN ISO 50001 : 2011 (energy management)
- INREKA, DIN EN 15593 : 2008 (hygiene management)
2005: New, energy-efficient gas and steam turbine power station on the Bielefeld premises (joint contracting with Stadtwerke Bielefeld)
2008: New, energy-efficient gas-turbine power plant on the Flensburg premises
2011: DIN EN 16001 certification
2012: New, highly efficient and energy-saving wastewater treatment plant at the Flensburg mill
2013: ISO 50001 certification
2014: Energy consumption significantly reduced by new cooling system at the Bielefeld mill. CO2 emissions reduced by almost 70%. Annual reduction of approximately 600 tonnes of CO2 (ref German energy mix), which is equivalent to that of approx. 430 detached houses).
2016: PEFC™ certification, founding member of EEN ChePap Rhein-Ruhr
2018: Hygiene management certification (INREKA, DIN EN 15593) for Bielefeld mill and Flensburg mill
You want to know more about our environmental activities?
Contact us: environment.mpemitsubishi-paper.com
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