Kirkniemi Mill, located in a lakeside city just one hour’s drive from Helsinki, produces far more than exceptional coated papers destined for high-quality printers. Thanks to a project with the Länsi-Uusimaa Water and Environment Association, the mill is also supporting the revitalisation of threatened aquatic species in nearby Mustionjoki River.
Water is vital to all life, and especially to our business. Water not only nourishes trees but is used to make pulp and paper, generate steam power and so much more in our mills. That’s why we take so seriously our role as responsible water stewards in the regions where we live and work.
At Sappi, we’re focused on eco-effective actions that can reduce our water consumption and improve the quality of treated water we return to the environment as part of a circular economy. That’s why we’re especially proud of Lanaken Mill’s achievements in Belgium. They pioneered a new wastewater treatment system that not only meets but exceeds the requirements under Belgian law.
High demand for a high-performance fluting grade, UltraFlute, produced at Tugela Mill, increased the internal requirements for high-quality neutral sulphite semi-chemical (NSCC) pulp from the semi-chemical cooking process.