Making our world renewable
Altri has been guiding its strategy towards creating value through its development based on the three pillars of sustainability and is therefore considered a European reference company in the production of cellulose pulp, in sustainable forest management and in the production of renewable energy.
Replacing materials of fossil origin
Currently, Altri has 3 mills, two of pulp (Celbi and Celtejo) and another of dissolving pulp (Caima) that essentially produces for the textile market to replace synthetic fibers of fossil origin.
We produce approximately 1.2 million tons of cellulose pulp for the market.
Promote sustainable forest management
We are responsible for the management of approximately 86.3 thousand hectares of forest in the national territory, balancing in this area production forest (essential for our activity) and conservation forest with preservation of the existing natural values. This area is certified according to international reference standards (FSC® e PEFC™).
Produce renewable energy
We are leaders in the sector of forestbased renewable energies and inject renewable electricity into the national electricity grid, avoiding approximately 174 thousand tons of CO 2 emissions (location based).
About 91% of the energy sources for the manufacturing process are non-fossil.
Use renewable and sustainable materials
The opportunities for our sector are numerous, since the raw material we use - wood - is produced in a sustainable, renewable and non-fossil origin.
We produce alternative products to those that use non-renewable raw materials and, in this field, Altri has been investing heavily in research and development in the search for sustainable products with high added value.
96% of the raw materials we use are renewable.
Promote efficiency in the use of resources
Our industry takes an integrated approach to the forest, uses fiber to produce cellulosic pulp, the lignin that is the glue of fibers and residual forest biomass (bark, remains of branches and leaves) for energy production in conditions that do not compromise the sustainability of the soils.
Promote circular economy and decarbonisation
We integrate the sector that is part of the solution to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality with the sequester capacity of our forest and with our renewable products that contribute to a circular economy.
The production of eucalyptus pulp is Altri's core business, which has three factories located in Portugal. The pulps produced have several applications, namely the production of paper, highlighting the production of tissue and printing and writing papers, and dissolving pulp, which is used in the production of textiles, namely through rayon.
Altri developed a strategy based on integrated forest management, with the objective of maximizing its efficient use. The forest is Altri's main asset, and the sustainable management of this resource is absolutely vital.
Altri manages, through its subsidiary Altri Florestal, around 86.3 thousand hectares of forest in Portugal, fully certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® FSC-C004615) and by the Program for the Endorsement of Forest CertificationTM (PEFCTM) two of the most recognized forest certification mechanisms in the world.
In addition to pulp production, the forest is a renewable energy source, through forest biomass or renewable cogeneration.
Altri also develops, through GreenVolt, pan-European energy projects from biomass, solar and wind.
GreenVolt is a leading company in the production of renewable energy. The company, which previously took on other corporate names, started its activity in December 2005 with the aggregation of various energy production assets from biomass, forestry and agroforestry.
Owned by the Altri Group, one of the world's largest producers of short-fiber pulp made from eucalyptus, it benefited from synergies with the Group's forest management and pulp production activity.
The company is today the main reference in terms of energy production from biomass, being the market leader in Portugal, and is developing energy projects from renewable sources, namely solar and wind.
GreenVolt was the first company to carry out a "green" bond issue admitted to trading, in Portugal, on the non-regulated market Euronext Access Lisbon, which aimed to build a new biomass thermoelectric plant, in Figueira da Foz, with a installed power of 34.5 MWe.