Segezha Group switches to wind power in Denmark

Segezha Group 08 April 2021 23:45

Segezha Group's (a Sistema company) packaging production plant in Aalborg, Denmark, this year became the Group's first facility to switch to totally CO2 free electricity. By using renewable energy to power the plant's manufacturing operations, Segezha Packaging Denmark has dramatically reduced its carbon footprint. Thanks to this initiative, 100% of the electricity supplied to the plant now comes from wind power.

Segezha Packaging Denmark switched to green electricity at the beginning of this year. The company is therefore making a significant contribution to the region's transition to renewable energy.

The switch to wind power will also help reduce the carbon footprint across Segezha Group's European assets. Segezha Packaging's progress in this regard is visible in its annual report on the CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, which showed a 14% carbon footprint reduction for 2018 and a 5% reduction in 2019. These figures are calculated in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) and include all relevant emissions for Scope 1 (production facilities & vehicles) and Scope 2 (purchased energy).

"Sustainability continues to be an integral part of our everyday business. We are closely following the latest trends in this area, while at the same time aiming to improve our environmental performance through ongoing initiatives and development projects within the organization" – said Rinat Stark, CEO of Segezha Packaging.

For reference, Denmark is a global wind energy leader. The first industrial wind turbine was installed in Denmark in 1976. According to official sources, wind accounts for almost half of Denmark's energy consumption.


Segezha Group is a major Russian vertically-integrated timber processing holding with a complete cycle of timber procurement and advanced wood processing operations. The holding includes timber, wood processing, pulp and paper facilities. The company's representative offices are located in 11 countries of the world, its products are sold in more than 100 countries worldwide. Employing ca. 13,000 people, the company is the biggest forest user in the European part of Russia, the total area of leased certificated forest reserves reaches 7.42 million ha, 85.7% of them (6.36 million ha) certified according to voluntary forest certification schemes. Segezha Group ranks first in Russia and second in Europe in terms of paper sacks, first in Russia and third worldwide in brown sack paper, 5th worldwide in terms of large-format birch plywood, first in Russia in terms of sawn timber and glulam-based home kits. For details, visit

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