Sweden’s Höganäs AB reports that its Swedish production facility has reached its target to reduce its energy consumption by 10%, a target it made back in 2010 and realised in 2019.
Höganäs told PM Review that it is striving to be the natural choice for customers who desire resource efficient products with low climate impact. In 2011, the Höganäs Board of Directors set an energy efficiency goal to reduce its energy consumption with 10% per produced tonne of metal powder by the end of 2020. The group confirms that it reached this goal in 2019, but has also reduced its energy consumption even more over the years.
The group explained that, if it compares its current achievement with 2005, it has reduced energy consumption by 23%. Höganäs told PM Review that it achieved its target by introducing a certified energy management system in 2005. Thanks to this system the group has introduced structured ways of working with continuous energy conservation within production. An additional success factor is that the group’s goal was set at the highest management level, the Board, and made many investments where Höganäs saw potential energy savings.
According to Höganäs, these continuous energy savings together with efficient use of raw materials and climate neutral electricity are some of the steps the group is taking to reach its new objective which is to become a climate neutral operation by 2045.
Magnus Pettersson, Energy Coordinator at Höganäs, commented, “Lots of improvements have been made over the years by many involved, both better equipment and better working methods. The target also applies to the whole of 2020 and I hope that we will succeed this year as well.”