Tork manufacturer SCA has won another sustainability award, this time for its carbon reporting. The company emerged as the leader in its home country - Sweden - in the New Economy Carbon Leadership Awards 2010.
New Economy magazine runs an annual programme of awards designed to identify sustainable industry leaders, individuals and organisations. Voting takes place over the Internet and winners are identified by country.
"We are delighted to have been recognised by New Economy for our excellent carbon reporting," said SCA’s vice-president of environmental affairs Patrik Isaksson. "SCA began a group-wide effort to reduce its CO2 emissions as early as 2001, and in 2008 we formulated a quantified CO2 target. We have also had a resource management system in place since the late 1990s, and this plays a crucial role in our ability to make continuous reductions in our CO2 emissions."
SCA’s resource management system has been designed in-house and involves the systematic collection, analysis and presentation of sustainability data from the organisation’s operations worldwide. The system is verified each year by a third party.
SCA’s New Economy Carbon Leadership Award is the latest in a series of sustainability accolades. SCA was commended for its ‘high-quality sustainability report’ in July 2010 by the UN Global Compact’s investor coalition. The company has been a part of the United Nations Global Compact - the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative - since 2008.
In June, SCA was listed in the 2010 FTSE4Good global sustainability market index for the ninth consecutive year. The index measures the performance of companies that meet globally-recognised corporate responsibility standards. And in January SCA appeared in the list of the world’s 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the sixth year running - and was the only tissue company to do so.