Responsible manufacturing

GRI report

Responsible manufacturing

Materials

G4-EN1: Materials used by weight or volume

There is a slight decrease in the total weight of renewable materials between 2012 and 2013 as a result of a different mix of products sold and thus raw materials purchased. No change has occurred on the list of raw materials classified as renewable.

G4-EN1: Materials used by weight or volume
  2013 2012
Total materials purchased 3.9 million tonnes 3.6 million tonnes
Renewable materials used 28 tons 30 tons
Share of renewable materials 0.73% 0.83%

G4-EN2: Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials

Kemira is using a number of materials classified as waste or recycled material as raw material in its production. There is a slight decrease in the total weight of recycled or waste materials from external partners between 2012 and 2013 as a result of a different mix of products sold and thus raw materials purchased.

No change has occurred on the list of raw materials classified as recyclable.

G4-EN2: Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials
  2013 2012
Total materials purchased 3.9 million tonnes 3.6 million tonnes
Recycled or waste materials from external partners 911,000 tonnes 938,000 tonnes
Share of recycled materials 23% 26%

Energy

G4-EN3: Energy consumption within the organization

See Kemira's Energy Balance in the section Responsible manufacturing: Improving energy efficiency.

See Kemira's Energy data summary in the section Responsible manufacturing: Improving energy efficiency.


G4-EN5: Energy intensity

See the Kemira Energy data summary in the section Responsible manaufacturing: Improving energy efficiency.


G4-EN6: Reduction of energy consumption

See Kemira's Energy data summary in the section Responsible manaufacturing: Improving energy efficiency.

Water

G4-EN8: Total water withdrawal by source

See also the graph Water balance and the table Summary of water indicators in the section of Responsible manufacturing: Water efficiency.

G4-EN8: Total water withdrawal by source1)
Process water, 1000m3 2013 2012
  • Surface water
1,482 1,794
  • Ground water
417 763
  • Rainwater
50 41
  • Waste water from another organization
121 9
  • Municipal water supplies
2,200 3,463
  • Other
2,036 629
Total water withdrawal used as a process water 6,341 6,699
Cooling water, million m3 2013  2012
  • Surface water
146 131
  • Ground water
2 3
  • Rainwater
0 0
  • Waste water from another organization
0 0
  • Municipal water supplies
1 0
  • Other
3 4
Total water withdrawal used as a cooling water 151 138
Total water withdrawal, million m3 157 145
1) The calculations have been made according to GRI G4 reporting guidelines. The figures presented are based on data collected from Kemira's sites.

G4-EN10: Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused

See also the graph Water balance and the table Summary of water indicators in the section of Responsible manufacturing: Water efficiency.

G4-EN10: Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused1)
 1000m3 2013  2012
Water recycled back in the same process 78  77
Water recycled in a different process, but within the same facility 58  128
Water reused in another facility 1,280 1,107 
Total volume of water recycled and reused by the organization 1,422 1,312 
Total volume of water recycled and reused as a percentage of the total
water withdrawal reported under indicator G4-EN8
22% 20%
1) The calculations have been made according to GRI G4 reporting guidelines. The figures presented are based on data collected from Kemira's sites

Emissions

G4 indicators EN15, EN16, EN18 and 19: Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1), energy indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2), GHG emissions intensity and reduction of GHG emissions

See the table Summary of greenhouse gas emission indicators in the section Responsible manufacturing: Climate change.

G4-EN20: Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

There were no emissions derived from ozone-depleting substances (ODS) at any of the Kemira sites in 2013.

Data was collected for the first time in 2013.

G4-EN21: NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions

G4-21: NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions1)
 tonnes 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Nitrogen oxides (NO2)2 185 190 242 273 263
Sulphur dioxide (SO2)3 122 116 153 168 1,015
Volatile organic compounds (VOC)4 685 742 665* 96 174
Volatile inorganic compounds (VIC)5 65 94 100 64 34
Particulates 16 21 23 19 58
1 The figures presented are based on data collected directly from Kemira's sites.
2 Nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide calculated as NO2.
3 All sulphur compounds are calculated as SO2
4 VOC is a sum of volatile organic compounds as defined in EU Directive 1999/13/EC.
5 Sum of ammonia, hydrogen chloride and six other simple inorganic compounds.
* 2011 increase due to sites for which Kemira was owner until 2011. VOC was evaluated and corrected for 2011 in 2012.

 


Effluents and waste

G4-EN22:Total water discharge by quality and destination

G4-EN22: Total water discharge by quality and destination1
Million m3, approx. 2013 2012
Wastewater volume 2.1 2.4
External treatment 1.7 1.8
Own treatment 0.4 0.6
 1 The calculations have been made according to GRI G4 reporting guidelines. The figures presented are based on data collected from Kemira's sites

All recycled and reused water was used within Kemira's manufacturing locations. 

See also the the graph Kemira water balance and the table Summary of water data in the section Water efficiency.

G4-EN23: Total weight of waste by type and disposal method

G4-EN23: Total weight of waste by type and disposal method 1)
Waste, tonnes 2013 2012 2011 2010  2009
Hazardous waste, total
41,096 48,436 55,305 14,658 7,109
      Off-site landfill2) 1,359 1,024 10,037 9,079 2,621
      Off-site incineration 3,858 1,933* 2,343 2,357 3,271
      Off-site recycling 3,032 2,652 2,145    
      Other off-site treatment 32,818 42,826** 40,681** 3,164 1,217
      On-site incineration 29 1 99    
      On-site landfill 0 0 0 59 0
Non-hazardous wastes, total 25,192 31,024 33,394 35,500 44,000
      Off-site landfill 13,432 11,107 12,238    
      Off-site incineration 5,674 1,482 1,451    
      Off-site recycling 4,406 14,286 14,866    
      Other off-site treatment 1,580 1,691 2,617    
      On-site incineration 30 21 25    
      On-site landfill 70 2,437 2,197    
Total waste disposal 66,288 79,460 88,699 50,158 51,109

1)Hazardous and non-hazardous wastes reporting for 2011-2013 is restated for all  waste disposal methods in use at Kemira.
2)The increases in 2010 and 2011 are mainly due to contaminated land remediation projects at sites.

*2012 Data corrected due to more comprehensive data available in 2013.
** Volumes in 2013 redefined as "Hazardous waste other treatment" instead "Wastewater external treatment". Reporting restated for 2011 to 2012.

The weight data of disposed waste is based on internal company records.

G4-EN24: Total number and volume of significant spills

There has been three significant spills during 2013 with a total volume of 26,500 kg.

These spills were not reported in Kemira’s Financial Statements.

The three spills had no permanent or significant impact to the environment beyond the remediated soil.

G4-EN25: Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention (2) Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally

The total amount of hazardous waste treated outside of the own country of the operating site was 2 tons in 2013, i.e. 0,005 % of the total amount hazardous waste (41,096 tonnes) was shipped internationally.

Environmental expenditures and investments

G4-EN31: Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type

Kemira reports environmental protection costs by environmental capital expenditure and by environmental operating costs

G4-EN31: Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type
EUR million 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Environmental capital expenditure 1.4 3.4 3.6 2.9 2.3
Environmental operating costs 11.8 14.2 12.7 12.8 14.9
Total environmental protection expenditures and investments 13.2 17.6 16.3 15.7 17.2
Group net sales 2,229 2,241 2,207 2,160 2,500
Total environmental costs, % of net sales 0.6   0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7

Environmental compliance

G4-EN29: Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Monetary value of significant finesfor non-compliance with environmental laws or regulations totalled EUR 42,000 

There was one case of non-monetary sanction for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.