Environment

OUR GOAL IS WITH AS LITTLE IMPACT on the environment as possible to use and process the renewable raw materials that the forest provides. 

  • We will comply with applicable environmental legislation and other provisions.
  • Bergs Timber AB has two traceability certificates, one under the FSC® standard and one under the PEFC standard. This means that the Group takes responsibility for the origin of the raw material, from the forest to the factory and on to the consumer. 
    The Group must comply with PEFC and FSC® requirements and intentions, ensuring that the raw material does not come from areas of illegal felling, key biotopes, or areas of forest where prescriptive or civil rights are infringed or forest being converted for non forest use and forest with genetically modified trees are planted. 
    The purpose of both standards is to promote well managed forestry from environmental, social and economic perspectives. Read more at the websites www.fsc.org and www.pefc.org.
  • We will seek to reduce the amount of waste and increase waste sorting and recycling.
  • We will optimise energy use at every stage, cut transport as much as possible and reduce chemicals and emissions to air and water.
  • We will constantly improve our work to protect the environment, increase environmental awareness among staff and seek to achieve a good working environment.
  • We will act responsibly in meeting our obligations towards employees, society, the environment and contractors.

Environmental information

Bergs Timber’s operations are subject to licensing under the Swedish Environmental Code. Our operations are located in Mörlunda, Nybro and Orrefors.

The licence for Mörlunda covers sawmill production of sawn wood products (with no volume limit specified in the licence) and water storage of timber up to a maximum storage capacity of 35 000 m³.

The licence for Orrefors permits the sawmill to produce up to 300 000 m³ sawn wood productsand water storage of timber up to a maximum storage capacity of 50 000 m³.

The licence for Nybro permits the preservation of timber and wood products under authorisation class 1, up to a volume of 250 000 m³ a year. However, a new licence has been granted covering the preservation of timber and wood products under authorisation class 1, up to a volume of 500 000 m³ a year, although this has not yet been used.

The licence also includes running boiler plants and bark and ash waste sites. Licensed production accounts for almost all the Group’s net sales.