Climate calculation pilot project at FTG Cranes
- Sustainability initiative
Between 2021 and 2022, a climate calculation pilot project was carried out by one of our forestry sector companies, FTG Cranes, based in Bäckefors, Sweden. It revealed some interesting results. The site manufactures forestry technology including trailers, and the pilot project revealed that the supply of wheels, rims and tires, for example, had almost as much environmental impact as all the steel in the equipment.
Thanks to this climate mapping, we now have climate-impact control of the components of over 90% of all materials and subcomponents in FTG’s products and can set goals and plan further activities based on these results, including which design solutions are the most material-efficient and which should be allowed to act as role models in continued product development. Furthermore, the experience gained from this pilot project will be used to scale-up climate mapping in 2023.