Stena Adactum

RESPONSIBILITY THROUGHOUT THE CYCLE

Stena Adactum is the Stena Group’s investment company, with a mission to build new businesses within Stena as a long-term investor. This is done by acquiring and developing companies with good growth and profitability potential.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, international member organisation that promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. A large proportion of Ballingslöv’s products, including all of its wooden worktops, are made from FSC-certified wood.

Hunting the energy thieves together

An energy-saving project called Energijägarna (Energy hunters) is in progress at Blomsterlandet. The main objective is to achieve annual cost savings of at least 10% on total energy consumption. All employees are required to undergo training in the project, so that everyone in the store understands it and is able to participate and contribute.

Energy efficiency in the shops and green houses is mainly achieved by changes to behaviour and procedures and ­better knowledge of the technology already available in the shop. During the year, the focus has mainly been on:

  • Keeping heat inside the buildings, mainly by optimising the handling of air-conditioning systems and creating better procedures for entrances.
  • Establishing new routines for shop lighting.
  • Reviewing each store to find energy thieves.

Life-cycle approach throughout the process

In 2002, Stena Adactum became the owner of the Ballingslöv Group, which has operations in kitchens, bathrooms and storage solutions and is represented in much of Europe. Production takes place in the company’s own production facilities in Sweden, Denmark and the UK.

The group includes Ballingslöv AB, which aims to create long-term sustainable solutions created with a focus on ethical responsibility.

The guiding principle of Ballingslöv’s environmental work is an ecological approach. This is an important basis, even as early the design and development phase for a new product. As much as possible should be biodegradable, but without reducing the product’s life. The company endeavours to optimise the utilisation of raw materials both in purchases and during manufacture.

Ballingslöv’s products are mainly based on wood in various forms – a raw material that is biodegradable. When the fitted kitchen comes to the end of its life, most of the material is combustible. The product’s lifespan is about 30 years, and after this time it can be recycled as energy to 99% (wood) and undergo material recycling to about 1% (metal and plastic).

Ballingslöv aims to further minimise environmental impacts by requiring its manufacturers and suppliers to ensure the products comply with applicable environmental standards and in the original stage are associated with ­environmentally friendly and responsible forestry.

Own solid fuel boiler

Ballingslöv endeavours to procure electricity for its facilities primarily from hydro and wind power. The majority of the heating and hot water needs in the facilities are met by the company’s own solid fuel boiler, which is fired using wood chips from the processing of wood materials during production.

A catalytic treatment plant enables emissions from production to be reduced by about 95%. Residues resulting from the treatment plant are carbon dioxide and water.

Eco-driving for better transport

One of the greatest environmentally challenges in Ballingslöv’s operations is transport. Reducing the environmental impact in this area will be important for a long time to come. In order to optimise the logistics, Ballingslöv established a separate department with trucks and employee drivers back in 2005. Coordination and efficient logistics ensure that the vehicles are always running as fully loaded as possible. The drivers are trained in “eco-driving” and the vehicles have a maximum speed of 82 km/hour, which means that carbon emissions are reduced.

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