SCA has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index, one the most prestigious sustainability listings in the world. Companies included in the Indices are assessed according to certain economic, environmental and social parameters.
“We are very happy that our sustainability work is being recognised in this way,” said Kersti Strandqvist, corporate sustainability vice-president for the SCA Group. “We are proud to have been included in the index four times during the last seven years and there are many people who have done a fantastic job. When we didn’t make it last year we had a clearly-stated ambition to return in 2011. Now we are back.”
SCA’s sustainability work comprises an essential building block in the company’s global operations and represents an important part of its strategies for growth and value creation.
The company is regularly recognised for its sustainability by external bodies. In March SCA was named as one of the world’s most ethical companies for a fourth consecutive year - the only hygiene tissue manufacturer worldwide to appear in the rankings.
Earlier this year the company was one of only four companies worldwide to be nominated for the Globe Sustainability Reporting Award 2011. And in November 2010, SCA in Germany received a Global Partner Award from the Forest Stewardship Council for its responsible forest management.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are the first global indices to track the financial performance of sustainability-driven companies worldwide.
Companies are selected for the indexes based on a comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria that account for general as well as industry-specific sustainability trends. Only firms that lead their industries based on this assessment are included in the lists.