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SCA recognised in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Published 2nd December, 2015 by Neil Nixon

SCA recognised in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Tork manufacturer SCA has been included in this year's Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, one of the most prestigious sustainability rankings in the world. The company also appears in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index and has been named industry leader in the household products sector.

“We are proud that SCA has been internationally recognised for its efforts to promote long-term sustainable development,” said Magnus Groth, president and CEO of SCA. “Our sustainability programme is well integrated into our business and represents an important building block in SCA's strategy for profitable growth, brand building and value creation.”

SCA was awarded particularly high scores in the areas of branding, innovation, environmental management and social reporting.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks. They are a guide for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios. Companies are assessed according to economic, environmental, and social parameters.

David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, said: “More and more investors look at companies' environmental policies and track records in making their investment decisions. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are comprehensive benchmarks that allow investors to gauge the collective performance of those companies that meet the RobecoSAM standard for corporate sustainability and to formulate global allocations consistent with sustainable investment standards and practices.”

Sustainability is a key facet of SCA's ethos and the company has been publishing annual reports on the environment and sustainability since the1990s. In March, SCA earned the accolade of being the only tissue manufacturer to appear in the 2015 list of the World's Most Ethical Companies. This is the eighth year running that the company has appeared in the Ethical Companies list, administered by the Ethisphere Institute.

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