Permits and non-compliance
A total of 85 (85) percent of the plants are required to hold permits under local law.
All facilities in Sweden, 13 in total, are required to hold permits or register their activities. Applications to renew environmental permits are currently being processed for 35 facilities (three in Sweden), of which all are expected to receive the permits requested.
During the year, some form of violation against the terms of permits or local environmental, health and safety legislation occurred at 13 (12) facilities. Of these, 2 (2) cases resulted in fines. The total cost for fines amounted to approximately SEK 0.08 (0.16) M. Other causes of violations were noise and emissions to air. Complaints from neighbors and other parties concerned were filed against 6 (10) facilities. The most common reasons were noise and odor.