“Building a log structure is an environmental act” - Honka
Honka has formed a partnership with nature, recognizing that their ongoing success and profitability depend on this. Honka has applied sustainable business practices in their manufacturing and transportation that preserve and protect the environment, and the resources Honka relies on. Honka has made a long term effort to make all aspects of the company’s production as environmentally friendly as possible, including:
Honka’s factories are located in the middle of the forest, keeping transportation of the logs for manufacturing to a minimum. No wood material becomes actual waste. All wood by-products are reused or recycled either at Honka’s own factories or is sold to other companies to use in chipboard, paper and energy production.
At Honka’s Karstula factory, waste wood is burned in a 10 MW/h power plant that produces the heat needed for the factory, as well as for part of the town and other factories nearby.
The power plant also generates 1 MW of “green” electricity which covers the factory’s annual power requirement.
Honka ships their logs and windows and doors in 40’ containers by ship and rail, a much more fuelefficient (and less costly) method than trucking.
Honka’s laminated products are not only superior in performance, but they also make the best use of the resource. Honka’s computer controlled milling also saves trees by reducing waste caused by miscuts.
Honka has placed a high priority on sustainable forestry and manufacturing practices to ensure their continued success, minimizing the impact on their natural resources while influencing their industry in a very positive way.