Sustainable recycling
Sustainable recycling

At Kuusakoski, we have been working for a cleaner tomorrow for more than 100 years. Our mission is to restore the value of waste materials by collecting and processing them into new, valuable raw materials. We want to play our part in tackling climate change and other sustainable development issues. We are part of the solution and help our customers on their path towards more sustainable business operations.

Our sustainability report 2023

560 000
Our recycled products helped to avoid 1,39 million tons of CO²e emissions in 2023. This amount corresponds to the annual emissions of around 560,000 passenger cars.

Our target is to achieve carbon neutrality in our own operations by 2035* and in our entire value chain by 2045**.

*scope 1 and 2
** scope 1,2,3

Scope 1 = direct emissions from operations
Scope 2 = indirect emissions from purchased energy
Scope 3 = other indirect emissions from operations

Sustainability commitments and recognitions

For us, sustainability is part of our everyday work, and we want to set an example in sustainable business. As proof of this, we are committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Compact. Our work has led to an EcoVadis Silver Medal in 2023.

Read more on our commitments and recognitions

Annual sustainability targets

As part of the target setting process, we have defined quantitative targets for each sustainability theme. These Group-wide targets are monitored and the results reported annually in our Sustainability Report.

Our Sustainability Programme

Annual Report 2023

Annual Report 2022
Annual Report 2021

Our values

We are committed to our values of responsibility, reliability, continuous improvement and cooperation. Our reliability and long-term success are built on ethical and sustainable operations, the basic principles of which are documented in our Code of Conduct.

Read more about our principles and ethics

Investing in greener future

In 2022, we launched a major green transition investment programme. This investment programme will enable us to grow and ensure our competitiveness in the coming years as demand for recycled raw materials continues to grow.

For our customers, this means purer raw materials and a more sustainable value chain.

Read more about the investment programme

Sustainability year 2023

Life cycle expert Sara Tikka summarises the key takeaways from Kuusakoski’s sustainability year from an emission accounting perspective.