Avoided emissions: forward-looking solutions and value chain contributions

The Lenzing Group is also committed to reducing emissions all along the value chain. Table “How forests and wood products work for climate change mitigation” shows in detail how Lenzing’s forests and wood products are contributing to climate protection along the value chain. For a comprehensive list of contributions across the entire value chain, please see the Lenzing website – Decarbonization.

Wood and pulp sourcing is at the root of Lenzing’s business model. This part of the value chain harbors important climate change risks, on the one hand, as well as large mitigation opportunities through carbon removal and the replacement of fossil-based materials, on the other.

In addition to CO2 abatement activities to reduce direct and supplier emissions, Lenzing will contribute to the decarbonization of its customers by actively developing products that reduce their value chain emissions.

How forests and wood products work for climate change mitigation

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CO2 sequestration in sustainably managed forests

Sustainably managed semi-natural forests and forest plantations absorb more carbon in trees and harvested wood products, thus acting as a net sink over the long term. Forest areas and carbon stocks are increasing in Europe.

Wood sourcing from sustainably well-managed forests, managing own forest plantations, active engagement with pulp suppliers for improvements, and other stakeholder activities (e.g. research at WOOD K plus)

Substitution of raw materials that have large climate impacts

Fibers with smaller carbon footprints in their manufacturing process and life cycle

Offering choises for fibers with small-footprint

Adaptation of forests to climate change

Share of beech in Europe is increasing, but its uses are limited. Adaptation via higher species diversity can be faster in managed forests.

Economic valorization of beech wood for dissolving wood pulp production in Lenzing (higher value added than fuel wood use)

CO2 emissions from deforestation of forests

Ensure that no deforestation occurs in the supply chain

Lenzing’s wood and pulp policy, forest certificates (FSC®, PEFC), transparency through CDP Forest, implementing Canopy pathway, ranked top with dark green shirt in the CanopyStyle initiative

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