Climate impact

Combatting climate change is the critical issue of our time. Society needs to do everything possible to stop oil dependency and replace fossil fuels and materials with renewable alternatives. Here, BillerudKorsnäs has an important role to play.


Our ambition is to both deliver renewable packaging solutions and minimise our fossil carbon emissions. The foundation for our business is the sustainably growing forest. An active forestry with good growth provides the best climate benefit, in combination with replacing fossil and resource-intensive raw materials with renewable wood raw material. This means that our business can help to reduce fossil dependence and aid the transition to a climate-neutral society.

Ambitious climate targets

We have long-term climate targets for 2030 and 2050, in accordance with Science Based Targets and the Paris Agreement. The targets apply to both our own production and our value chain. We are already 97 percent fossil free in our own production, and to reach the targets we need to phase out the last three percent. In our value chain, purchasing of chemicals and transport is the biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions. By 2030, we aim to achieve fossil-free production and a reduced climate impact from transport and purchasing.

Read about our sustainability targets and yearly results on this page.

Renewable and recyclable packaging solutions

To stop fossil dependency and reduce climate impact, society must choose materials that are renewable and recyclable. We want renewable packaging solutions to be the obvious choice for everyone. BillerudKorsnäs paper and paperboard are better from a climate point of view than other materials, such as plastic, metal and glass.

Read more about life cycle assessments (LCA) and environmental product declarations (EPD), where the environmental performance of a number of products are evaluated in greater detail and which demonstrate the difference between our products and conventional packaging.

We have received high ratings on our climate work in different external reviews, read more here: External reviews of our sustainability work.

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Resource-efficient production

The aim to be entirely independent of fossil fuels in the production process is clear. Today our production is 97% fossil free.

Sustainability targets

Our sustainability work is driven by a number of tangible and ambitious targets that help us to steer our strategy and daily operations.

External reviews of our sustainability work

We are among the 10% most sustainable companies in the world according to Dow Jones Sustainability Index.