Renewable diesel achieves up to 90 % less carbon footprint
Sustainability is a core value within OSTP and an important part of the daily work.
Through clear goals and with a sustainability road map in place, the company is well on its way to minimizing its footprint.
Reaching Sustainability targets
“In our Sustainability Roadmap, we have a clear strategy about and how to reach our sustainability targets. To get there, the entire organization must be involved and willing to work to reach our targets.
It can be both through larger, and through smaller actions,” says Jyrki Sironen, Sustainability Manager
Recently one change that shows clear results was introduced in Jakobstad; the change of fuels for the forklifts.
“ At our unit in Jakobstad, we have a fairly large fleet of forklifts, the largest with a lifting capacity of 16 tons.
These trucks are used in loading around the clock, regardless of season,” says Sironen.
“By changing to renewable diesel, it’s possible to achieve up to 90% less carbon footprint for transport fuels.
This type of fuel can be used for all diesel engines. One of the benefits is that the number of deliveries can be optimized,
and nature is saved in this way, while the new fuel itself also has an effect in curbing climate change,” he continues.
The forklift drivers catch on
Martin Pettersson works as a forklift driver and is the supervisor for the internal logistics in Jakobstad.
“This is a step in the right direction. Sustainability is a core value for OSTP, and it gives exactly the right picture of who we are and what we strive for,” Martin Pettersson says.
This change was made as one of the milestones that OSTP has on its list to meet our sustainability roadmap and developments within the company.
“I’m happy to work at a company where we take sustainability matters seriously and invest in changes, we don’t just jump over where the fence is the lowest. Through our goals and above all, our sustainability road map, we as a company take responsibility for sustainable development. It’s very important,” Martin concludes.