Energy

Increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency are the two key priorities in the Group’s energy policy, and the key drivers for its actions.

Improving energy efficiency

The ISO 50001 certification constitutes an opportunity for continuous improvement of our energy management system. It provides a standard model to help the sites implement policies and actions plans designed to optimise energy uses, track energy savings, and plan for the necessary improvement actions.

Arjowiggins Graphic’s mills of Bessé-sur-Braye, Le Bourray and Château-Thierry have been ISO 50001 certified since early 2014.

Environmental footprint reduction

The implementation of a biomass-to-energy plant (boiler burning wood chips) at the Palalda mill (France) has enabled Arjowiggins Healthcare to reduce significantly its dependence on fossil fuels and improve its environmental footprint.