APPM once again proved its high climate resilience rating according to CDP scoring

18 jul 2019

Arkhangelsk PPM, JSC once again proved its high climate resilience rating according to CDP scoring (an international project on the disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions). On the basis of independent evaluation of the submitted report, APPM got a “C” score that corresponds to the world average (https://www.cdp.net/en/companies/companies-scores#446647786929955804cc9a3a08ef1eb4).

According to Mikhail Yulkin, Head of the Working Group on Climate Change of the Natural Resource Management and Environment Committee, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and Head of the Center of Environmental Investments (INPO “CEI”), there are only four companies with such a score in Russia. APPM is among them. With that, the mill is the only Russian timber company that is included in CDP scoring. Moreover, this is the fifth year in a row. And the company will take part again this year.

Mikhail Yulkin noted that the requirements to companies are raised every year. “The current priority is not only analysis of carbon footprint but also assessment of climatic risks and their management. It reminds me of “Alice in Wonderland”, we must run just to stay in place, and if you wish to go anywhere you must run faster. The management of APPM has so far succeeded in doing that. This is proved by the stable high CDP score that the company gets every year”, he said.

We would like to remind that, according to the verified report, the greenhouse gases emissions (GHG) of Arkhangelsk PPM, JSC (including all its subsidiaries and branches) in 2017 totalled 1,802,046 metric tons of СО2-eq. which is by 1,301,375 metric tons of СО2-eq. or by 41.9% less than it was in the reference 1990, and by 18.1% less than the established by the organization voluntary limit of GHG emissions for the period of 2020 in the amount of 2,200,000 metric tons of СО2-eq. per year.

In 2017, specific emissions of GHG per metric ton of pulp in the process of cooking was 2.088 metric tons of СО2-eq./metric ton of pulp which is by 5.1 % less than the voluntary limit.