Environmental effects of manufacturing
Environmental impacts of manufacturing
The environmental impacts of Nokian Tyres’ operations include emissions into the air, water and soil. The
classified emissions into the air comprise VOC (solvent) emissions, particles, noise and odour. Soil emissions consist of the mixed waste taken to landfill, and in case of accidents, it is possible that small amounts of chemicals end up in water systems. The company does its best to reduce these impacts by monitoring the emission levels, developing and enhancing activities and correcting detected deviations.
The increase in production (47% from the previous year) has also increased environmental impacts. The
most significant impacts are solvent emissions and waste generation. In particular, the amount of mixed
waste has grown noticeably. However, the company’s waste recycling rate is still 94%.
Positive developments include the enhanced efficiency of water and energy consumption. Uninterrupted
three-shift production, as well as various renovations and improvements have contributed to better energy