Nokian Tyres has uncompromising respect for the environment and safety, as well as for ensuring high quality and a good customer experience throughout our operations. We consider the product’s entire life cycle and all of the functions in terms of environmental responsibility and follow the Precautionary Principle.
Most of the annual environmental and sustainability targets are linked to the longer-term 2025 or 2030 sustainability development targets. The Vice President for Quality & Sustainability is involved in drawing up the annual targets together with the Senior Manager, Sustainability.
KEY MEASURES IN 2022 AND TARGETS FOR 2023
|Object||Target in 2022||Status in 2022||Target in 2023|
|STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS||Implementation according to the Nokian Tyres' environmental permits and legislation at the factories.||Implemented, except for the VOC emission limit at the Finnish factory.||Implementation according to the Nokian Tyres environmental permits and legislation at the factories.|
|VOC EMISSIONS||Compliance with the new environmental permit of the factory in Finland and evaluation of further measures to solve the problem started.||Exceeded the emission limit for VOC emissions. Started discussions with authorities. Commissioned a spread modelling of the VOC emissions.||Applying for a new updated environmental permit.|
|ENERGY||Our target for reducing energy consumption by 10% from 2015 to 2025.||Implemented, 2022 energy intensity 2% lower compared to 2015||Reaching 2.75 kWh/ton energy efficiency by 2030. No numeric intermediate target for 2023.|
|CLIMATE||Green electricity procured for the Finnish factory. Started implementing actions for the suppliers’ CO2 reduction plans||Zero CO2 emission electricity for Finnish factory. Receive emission reduction action plan from 40 raw material suppliers.||Continue lowering factory GHG emission intensity. Product
Carbon Footprints for 40 raw materials from suppliers.
|CHEMICAL SAFETY||Two factory audits by chemical specialists concentrating on the use and storage of chemicals.||Implemented.||Two factory audits by chemical specialists concentrating on the use and storage of chemicals.|
|MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT||Ensuring that no Substances of Very High Concern as referred to in REACH are contained in the products.||Implemented.||Ensuring that no Substances of Very High Concern as referred to in REACH are contained in the products.|
|INCREASING ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AMONG THE PERSONNEL||Regular trainings and environmental communication.||Implemented.||Regular trainings and environmental communication.|
|BUILDING PROJECTS||The Spain test center: assuring chemical and environmental safety in ramp-up phase.||Implemented.||The Oradea factory: realizing zero CO2
emission solutions, assuring chemical and
environmental safety in the construction