Ahlstrom-Munksjö has achieved ISO 50001: 2011 certification for its Rottersac and Stenay sites in France.

Rottersac and Stenay specialty papers production sites have obtained ISO 50001:2011 certification for their Energy Management System (EnMS) from SGS. Energy efficiency is a critical environmental performance indicator that helps to achieve cost optimization as well as helping to preserve resources.

Achievement of this certification is consistent with the company strategy aiming to efficiently utilize its production and service platform to develop customer-specific solutions in a sustainable manner.

“In our production units, energy is assessed using both the input of electricity and heat energy. EnMS is a tool that enables us to implement continuous improvement plans in using energy more efficiently, including a better measuring and analysing of our sites energy consumption. These two certifications emphasize our long-term commitment to a more sustainable world,” said Anders Hildeman, senior vice-president of sustainability.

Thirteen sites at Ahlstrom-Munksjö are today ISO 50001:2011 certified. The target is to get all major sites approved ISO 50001 by 2020.

Rottersac site has approximately 200 employees and manufactures specialty papers for food and non-food flexible packaging, repositionable notes, transparent envelope windows and other industrial applications. It has a complete quality, safety and sustainability framework as also certified according to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 22000:2005, FSC® and PEFC™ Chain-of-Custody standards and now ISO 50001:2011.

Stenay site has approximately 220 employees and is specialized in the manufacturing of one-side coated papers for food and non-food flexible packaging, wet-glue or self-adhesive labels, metallizing, release liners and other industrial applications. The plant is now certified according to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007, FSC® and PEFC™ Chain-of-Custody and ISO 50001:2011.

Rottersac and Stenay sites are part of the Specialties Business Area at Ahlstrom-Munksjö.