Our economic, environmental and social impact

Sustainability key figures

There is growing global demand for clean technology in the wood products industry. One of the focus areas is climate emissions from raw materials such as wood. This global trend supports our long-term business, as we deliver resource-efficient solutions that enable a smarter use of renewable wood materials.  Our deliveries and our main development projects contribute positively to the value creation for our stakeholders.

Our economic impact

 

 

On top of that, our travel volume has dropped by over 70% in 2020. We have also further accelerated the digitalization of our operating models and customer service processes. 

We have the ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environment) certifications for our headquarters and factory at Lahti, Finland. In our environmental management program, we focus on the management of chemical safety and reduction the volume of waste, among others. In 2020, the execution rate for measures concerning environmental matters was 93 percent. 

Our social impact

The cornerstones of our social impact are occupational safety and the right working methods, whether at our own units or at our customers’ mills. We ended 2020 with number 7.9 on the LTIF scale, which means there were no more than 10 absences  resulting from occupational accidents lasting at least one day for every million working hours. Our occupational safety program has also reached significant milestones, including our two locations in North America achieving a total of 666 days without lost time accidents in 2020.

Solar energy plant

Solar energy is a renewable, emission-free energy source. Raute’s factory in Lahti is equipped with a 180 kWp solar power plant. On a sunny day, it can produce about 30% of our average daily electricity consumption. With a lifecycle of at least 25 years, the power plant helps us to further decrease our carbon footprint.

No lost time accidents in Canada

Raute Canada Ltd. closed the year 2020 with no lost time accidents. This achievement was the result of systematic occupational safety work including e.g. near miss analysis, daily safety moments and online training for all employees.