Multicopy Sustainability Story

Integrated process – from wood to paper
We directly manage the pulp and paper-making process from wood to paper within the same mill for the production of Multicopy.

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Use of natural resources: the forests
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    Our paper’s quality relies on our pulp blend


    Our paper’s quality relies on our pulp blend, combining short-fiber hardwood with long-fiber softwood for diverse paper traits.

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    Sourcing responsibly and sustainably
    Sourcing responsibly and sustainably

    Sourcing responsibly and sustainably

    Our wood suppliers meet Sylvamo’s global fiber procurement policy. They handle wood sourcing and transportation to our mill.

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    Nymölla mill is FSC® and PEFC certified for chain-of-custody

    Forest certification

    Nymölla mill is FSC® and PEFC certified for chain-of-custody, with Multicopy also FSC® certified.

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    Wood for Multicopy primarily comes from within a 90 km radius

    Short circuit

    Wood for Multicopy primarily comes from within a 90 km radius of our Nymolla mill.

    Short circuit
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    We ensure wood traceability through a reliable system, verifying its origin for legality and acceptability.

Responsible and sustainable production
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    Water is crucial; we return 95% to local watershed


    Water is crucial for our operations; we return 95% to the local watershed and adhere to Swedish regulations.

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    Energy consumption and use of surplus energy

    of required electricity is produced onsite.


    of the fuel used by the mill consists of biofuels.

    Energy consumption and use of surplus energy

    CO2 emissions are captured for onsite PCC* production, while excess heat is provided to the district heating network in Bromölla and Sölvesborg.

    * PCC enhances paper brightness, opacity, and print quality as a filler added to cellulose.

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    Converting residue from process water into fossil-free fuel

    Sustainably managed forests provide the starting point.


    Wood, mostly within a 90km radius, is transported to Nymölla mill.


    In the process of turning wood into premium office paper, water is gradually removed in both the pulp and paper making process.


    Residue water undergoes anaerobic digestion to produce biogas, which is then cooled to -160°C and liquefied.


    The LBG is stored, then pumped to trailers for transport to gas stations where it fuels heavy-duty vehicles. 


    Using LBG instead of diesel can cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%.

    Converting residue from process water into fossil-free fuel

    In collaboration with Nordic energy company Gasum, residual waste from Multicopy production is converted to liquefied biogas, aiming for an annual production of 75-90 GWh.

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    of pulp digester chemicals are recovered.

    11,000 tons

    of ashes from the solid fuel boiler were applied on forest land in 2022.

    Final waste

    We recycle a significant portion of residual waste, primarily through chemical and energy recovery systems.

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    A carbon footprint of 0.877 kg CO2

    Carbon footprint

    The average A4 ream produced at Nymölla has a carbon footprint of 0.877 kg CO2*.

    *Calculated using CEPI 10 TOES methodology, 2022.

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    Environmental labels

    Multicopy holds various environmental labels:

    • Nordic Swan Ecolabel: Imposes strict environmental standards throughout the product lifecycle, considering energy, resources, and emissions.
    • EU Ecolabel: Simplifies identification of products meeting high environmental standards,
      covering the entire lifecycle from
      raw materials to waste.
    • FSC®: Ensures wood is sourced from certified forests, protecting plant and animal species.
    • TCF: All Multicopy paper is produced using Totally Chlorine Free (TCF) pulp.
    Multicopy environmental labels
Responsible local communities and CSR projects
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    Our health and safety management system is ISO 45001 certified


    Our occupational health and safety management system is ISO 45001 certified, prioritizing the well-being of all employees, contractors, and visitors with a zero-injury goal.

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    Supporting local communities

    Supporting local communities

    Nymölla mill is the largest private employer in Bromölla Municipality, with approximately 530 employees as of 2022.

    • We engage local contractors and collaborate with various organizations, including the occupational health service, schools, and associations.
    • Nymölla mill promotes active, healthy leisure activities for children and young people.
    • We’ve dedicated land and assisted in establishing two hiking trails within Nymölla mill’s grounds, in partnership with Bromölla Municipality.
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    We offset greenhouse gas emissions along the lifecycle
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    Degraded grasslands afforestation in Uruguay

    Degraded grasslands afforestation in Uruguay

    In Uruguay, this FSC-certified project combines sustainable forestry with cattle grazing to rehabilitate degraded grasslands.

    • Objectives include sustainable wood production, land restoration, and carbon sequestration through afforestation.
    • The project removes over 7 million tonnes of carbon emissions over its lifetime to support climate action SDG 13 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, aimed at eradicating poverty and fostering a sustainable world.
    Degraded grasslands afforestation in Uruguay
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    Community reforestation in Ghana

    Community reforestation in Ghana

    In Ghana, this project restores degraded forest reserves with teak, indigenous trees, and natural forest in riparian buff er zones, adhering to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. Areas degraded by overexploitation, bushfires, and agriculture are targeted.

    • The goal is to expand around 1,000 hectares per year, adding new project areas and improving livelihoods through reforestation.
    • The project delivers emissions removals to reach climate action SDG 13.

Nymölla mill in brief

Reliable and progressive

Multicopy is made by Sylvamo, the world’s paper company. Since 1977, the Multicopy paper family is produced at our Nymölla, Sweden, mill with wood which is a renewable resource, as the main raw material. The mill is located in southern Sweden, in Nymölla village (Bromölla Municipality), between the Baltic Sea and the Lake Ivö.

Nymölla mill is a modern pulp and fi ne paper mill that produces uncoated fine papers: office paper, paper for digital printing and paper for off set printing.

Founded in 1962, our Nymölla mill produces several paper brands including Multicopy, and employs over 500 employees. Environmental conservation forms part of our daily activities and we constantly strive to improve in this area.

Nymölla mill’s management systems are certifi ed according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001 and EU Ecolabel and Nordic Swan. The mill also has Chain of Custody certifi cation according to FSC® and PEFC.

Multicopy 40 years
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Our products

The Multicopy family premium paper includes Multicopy and Multicopy Zero, ideal for all office equipment.

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