Targets and realisation
The targets are set for the specific use of commodities per tonne of product.
In 2013, specific energy use per tonne of product decreased by almost 2.6 per cent as compared to 2011. The specific drinking water consumption decreased by 3.8 per cent. All plants could not reduce the wastewater volume as effectively, since the volume is also affected by the amount of condensate generated by the steam use. Landfill waste volume decreased by 40 per cent on the comparison year.
At the end of January 2014, the Raisio-based vegetable oil factory was closed until further notice. Due to the uncertain situation, Raisio has not set any environmental targets for the factory for the coming three-year period. The interruption in the oil milling production as well as the divestment of Turku-based non-dairy factory both affected the specific consumption volumes of environmental objectives.
Environmental objectives for 2014-2016
All Raisio's environmental objectives for 2014 – 2016 are set so that they guide the company to controlled and effective operations. In the coming years, the reduction of energy consumption will become difficult due to the new hygiene requirements set for feeds, which will increase the steam use. Raisio aims, however, to reduce the specific energy consumption per tonne of product by almost 9 per cent compared to the 2013 level.
The specific water volumes per tonne of product are under Raisio's intensified monitoring. Due to the projected growth in Raisio's production volumes, the specific water use is projected to increase. Raisio aims to have an approximately two-percent decrease in the specific wastewater volume as compared to the 2013 level. This means that the objectives will remain challenging due to the projected changes in production volumes. As for the waste, Raisio's target is that no landfill waste will be generated in Finland in 2016.