Environmental data

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DATA FOR THE KEMIRA GROUP
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Releases into water, tonnes
Wastewater volume, million m3, approx. 6.0 1.4 1.2 2.61 2.4
External treatment, million m3 1.9 1.8
Own treatment, million m3 0.6 0.6
Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)2 53 45 58 28 21
Nitrogen (N) 48 4 4 3 2
Phosphorus (P) 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7
Suspended solids, 1,000 tonnes 0.5 0.05 0.02 0.03 0.01
Releases into air, tonnes
Direct carbon dioxide (CO2), 1,000 tonnes3 205 186 182 180* 14714
Indirect carbon dioxide (CO2), 1,000 tonnes4 1 054* 950
Particulates 63 58 19 23 21
Sulphur dioxide (SO2)5 1,801 1,015 168 153* 11614
Nitrogen oxides (NO2)6 323 263 273 242* 19014
Volatile organic compounds (VOC)7 177 174 96 66515 742
Volatile inorganic compounds (VIC)8 142 34 64 100* 94
Waste9, tonnes
Hazardous wastes, total10 9,554 7,109 14,658 14,676 5,761
Off-site landfill 3,269 2,621 9,079 10 075* 1,064
Off-site incineration 3,709 3,271 2,357 2 343* 1,725
On-site landfill 0 0 59 0 0
Other treatment 2,576 1,217 3,164 3 031* 2,972
Non-hazardous wastes, 1,000 tonnes 299 44 26 19 17
Natural resources
Fuel consumption, ktoe 89 54 54 56 49
Fuel consumption as raw material, ktoe 83 105 116 121 114
Purchased electricity, TJ 10,857 9,718 10,346 10,657 9,620
Purchased heat, TJ 6,497 4,327 4,726 4,814 4,307
Purchased energy by primary sources, TJ11 32 122* 29,284
Total water withdrawal, million m3, approx. 169* 145
Cooling water volume, million m3, approx. 199 159 163 161* 13816
Process water volume, million m3, approx. 7.8 6.7
Safety
Number of Lost time accidents per million working hours12 4.4 3.5 3.1 2.7 2.3
Total Recordable Injuries, TRI13 8.5
Reference data, EUR million
Group net sales 2,832 2,500 2,160 2,207 2,241
Environmental capital expenditure 7.2 2.3 2.9 3.6 3.4
Environmental operating costs 30.0 14.9 12.8 12.7 14.2
Total environmental costs, % of net sales 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8
* 2011 Data corrected due to more comprehensive data available in 2012.
1 In 2011, the wastewater volumes include all water volumes led to external treatment for the first time.
2 The reduction from 2010 to 2011 is partly caused by over-reported figures in previous years.
3 Carbon dioxide emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by Kemira (scope 1 of the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol)
4 Carbon dioxide emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam and heat that is consumed by Kemira (scope 2 of the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol)
5 All sulphur compounds calculated as SO2.
6 Nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide calculated as NO2.
7 VOC is a sum of volatile organic compounds as defined in EU Directive 1999/13/EC.
8 Sum of ammonia, hydrogen chloride and six other simple inorganic compounds.
9 Reported figures do not include on-site incineration, waste which is further processed into products at the sites, or sold as a co-product to external recycling. Figures are on wet basis.
10 The increases in 2010 and 2011 are mainly due to contaminated land remediation projects at sites.
11 The amount of energy Kemira uses through the purchase of electricity, steam and heat. Energy delivered off-site included.
12 Accidents causing an employee absence at least one day (LTA1), Kemira personnel.
13 As of 2013, Kemira will only report TRI. TRI per million work hours = Lost time accidents, LTA1 + Restricted work cases + Medical treatment cases. Numbers include Kemira personnel and Contractors.
14 2012 small decrease at several sites and outsourced energy production at one site.
15 Increase in 2011 due to sites for which Kemira was owner since 2011. VOC has been evaluated and now corrected for 2011.
16 Decrease in 2012 due to sites sold and decreaces on several sites.