Pöyry launches Green Mill Index standards to analyze environmental sustainability of pulp, paper mills, based on EC standards, statistical data

VANTAA, Finland , September 5, 2011 (press release) – Pöyry has released an index for analyzing the environmental sustainability of pulp and paper mills.

"In many companies sustainability is connected to the company principles and needs to be communicated to various stakeholders. Currently there are no standards available that put all the relevant factors together in a way that gives a comprehensive overview. The Green Mill Index was developed to fill this need", comments Ms Päivi Käki, a technology specialist at Pöyry.

The Pöyry Green Mill Index(TM) represents the relations of different indicators and overall environmental performance of a mill. As a result, it brings together all pertinent information in a manner that is easy to understand. The outcome of the analysis is valuable for example for measuring environmental sustainability, as a benchmarking or due diligence tool, or as a means of pinpointing weak areas that need performance improvements.

"Thinking green is not only good for the environment", reminds Ms Käki, "but it can also provide improvements in efficiency that have a direct impact on the bottom line. By seeing the full picture, you can understand what areas to target."

Many of the indicators used in Pöyry's Green Mill Index(TM) are based on European Commission standards for best available technology, known as BAT levels. For example, the Green Mill indicators for emissions and efficiency refer to the BAT levels. Other indicators are based on actual statistical data collected from several mills.

The Green Mill Index(TM) is a natural extension to Pöyry's services dedicated to balanced sustainability and continuous improvement. As a leading consulting and engineering company in the pulp and paper industry, Pöyry is committed to designing mills that are technologically advanced, operationally efficient and meet stringent environmental standards.

Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering company dedicated to balanced sustainability and responsible business. With quality and integrity at our core, we deliver best-in-class management consulting, total solutions, and design and supervision. Our in-depth expertise extends to the fields of energy, industry, urban & mobility and water & environment. Pöyry has 7,000 experts and a local office network in about 50 countries. Pöyry's net sales in 2010 were EUR 682 million and the company's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. (Pöyry PLC: POY1V).

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