Sustainable solutions targets and actions

Action plan 2019-2021

Main actions

We create technologies and services that enhance resource and energy efficiency and the use of renewable raw materials

  • Orders from new products and services >25% of total orders received until 2021
  • Selected fossil-based product parts to be replaced with renewable or recyclable materials
  • Carry on development on renewable or recyclable spare parts to replace fossil-based raw materials 
  • Utilize further the opportunities of additive manufacturing to save raw materials and increase the usage of renewable materials in Valmet’s products

We actively promote the sustainability benefits of Valmet’s offering to meet customers’ needs

  • Increased awareness on sustainability benefits of Valmet’s offering among customers
  • Develop sales organization’s competence as well as sales tools and systems on sustainability
  • Collaborate with key customers about the sustainability benefits of our offering

Main achievements in 2020

  • Identified several new product opportunities utilizing renewable or recyclable materials
  • Launched products that enhance more sustainable operations: belt-roll structure, new generation of fabric insertion unit, fuel flexibility concept and marine ultrafilter water treatment unit
  • Developed new technologies for light weighting and increased quality in paper and board making
  • Improved material efficiency in several products through product design
  • Mapped and highlighted CO2 emission reduction potential in Valmet’s product portfolio
  • Continued to develop advanced process of control-based optimization solutions applied for NOX and CO2 footprint reductions in the energy industry
  • Several technology events conducted with key customers to identify potential for CO2 reduction and water savings
  • Continued to provide sustainability training for sales teams