Growing with the nature
From the establishment of Forchem in 2002, the company's entire operations have been guided by green values. All of our production processes have been designed according to the principles of sustainable development, which means that they result in a minimal environmental footprint.
Forchem utilizes 99 % renewable energy which is produced from our own raw material and other wood-based biofuels. Wood-based bioenergy is carbon neutral since growing trees bind the emitted carbon dioxide from air. Due to this, the carbon footprint of the relatively energy-intensive tall oil distillation process is low.
The Rauma production unit is also located close to the raw material sources, the pulp mills which produce the crude tall oil. This enables efficient logistic chains and thereby reduced overall emissions.
The raw material of Forchem chemical products, crude tall oil is a natural product, originally a by-product, derived from the pine trees. This gives a good starting point for the product-specific carbon footprint assessment related to fossil-based chemicals.
To indicate our
environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility we have
calculated carbon footprints individually per product.