Tornator’s ambitious Climate Program aims to increase the carbon sequestration of forest stands by 20 % and the substitution effects of forest use by 50 % during the program period 2021—2030.
The significance of the forests for the climate can be seen in the fact that the positive climatic effects of Tornator’s forests during the baseline year 2020 offset four-fifths of the emissions of the Finnish car fleet or the emissions of energy consumption in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Sustainable forestry has achieved a significant carbon sink over the decades. Tornator aims to grow this baseline by the aforementioned percentages during the next ten-year period. The newly published Climate Program and the Tornator’s previously launched Biodiversity Program 2021–2030 serve as the company’s roadmap for sustainable forestry.
With this program, Tornator improves the viability of the forests and the growth of the forest stands, and thus increases carbon sequestration through a number of measures.
The concrete measures of the Climate Program also include completing fellings and forest management operations on time. “By managing our forests sustainably, we can produce the highest possible amount of positive climate effects with them. We can mitigate the soil carbon dioxide emissions by maintaining stable water levels in the drained peatlands and restoring natural sites unsuitable for wood production”, says Henrik Nieminen, the CEO of Tornator.
With the Climate Program, Tornator promotes the construction of wind power on the company’s lands, Nieminen says.
“By the end of the program period, our goal is to have over one hundred wind turbines running on the company’s lands to replace the production of fossil energy. We are also working towards replacing fossil raw materials with renewable wood raw materials in increasing amounts.”
Tornator is a leading company specialised in sustainable forestry in Europe. It owns forests in Finland, Estonia and Romania.