At Sandvik Materials Technology's main plant in Sandviken, Sweden, energy consumption is one of our major environmental aspects. Therefore we have adopted the Swedish Program for energy efficiency, PFE, and we have an energy management system according to the international standard ISO 50001. We are also actively involved in the European trade of carbon dioxide emissions.
While the housekeeping of energy is crucial to the protection of the environment, it is most certainly an important economic issue as well. Sandvik Materials Technology has intensified its focus on energy efficiency, and since 2009 we have identified energy-saving measures that will cut energy consumption by around 52 GWh/year. Of these potential savings, measures have already been taken that have reduced energy consumption by approximately 20 GWh/year.