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Sustainability targets

sunset over forest

Sustainable value creation lies behind the Gooup's
entire operation - from raw materials and production,
to our renewable products, all of which contribute
to amore climate-friendly society. We present here
our environmental- and social targets.

To our financial targets


The foundation of our sustainability work

Rottneros supports the Swedish government’s decision on a national strategy for the circular economy, with the goal for Sweden to become the world’s first fossil-free welfare state. The EU taxonomy is also an important basis in our sustainability work. Rottneros’ sustainability goals and strategic decisions have been formulated based on our stakeholders’ most important requirements and needs. 

Rottneros strategies

Environmental targets, results for 2023
GHG Scope 2, ktonnes

Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels, GHG Scope 1 reduced to 8,979* (9,982) k tonnes. GHG Scope 2 decreased to 98,809 tons from 114,383 tons the year before. The goal is fossil-free production according to GHG Scope 1 & 2 in 2030.

* Preliminary result which also includes 1,752 tonnes for internal transport and company cars, new for 2023.

COD kg/tonnes

We will annually reduce emissions of oxygen-consuming substances into water by a significant margin in relation to established conditions, measured in COD/tonnes of pulp. In 2023, emissions were reduced to 14.9 kg/ton pulp, compared to 15.8 kg/ton pulp in 2022.

certified timber

Our ambition is that 100% forest raw material shall be certified as per FSC® or PEFC. The result for 2022 was 68% (67%). The purchased raw material that is not certified meets the requirements according to FSC® Controlled Wood.

Social targets, results for 2023

The target is 30% female employees in 2025. The figure for 2023, the proportion of female employees was 18% (19%). We have succeeded in recruiting more female employees but staff turnover is higher. This means that we are going to focus on the organisational and social work environment and ensure that it is so good that all our employees want to stay with us.


The number of accidents with sick leave in 2023 has increased to 10.2 LTIFR (number of accidents with sickness absence per million hours worked) compared to 7.4 LTIFR the previous year. The goal is for the LTIFR to decrease each year.


Christina Nyman
Christina Nyman
Quality- & Sustainability Manager
Christin Pihlgren
Christin Pihlgren
Quality- & Sustainability Manager