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SCA recognized for leadership in transparency among pulp and paper manufacturers in the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 2013

2013-11-22

SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, one of the region’s most sustainable companies, and maker of the Tork® brand of away-from-home paper products, is recognized by WWF for leadership in transparency for disclosing their ecological footprint in the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 2013.

SCA is one of 25 pulp and paper manufacturers which responded to WWF´s invitation to show leadership in transparency and to disclose its ecological footprint. As part of the evaluation process SCA reported information in the Tissue product category from 44 production sites across the world. SCA has participated in the Index each year since inception of the program in 2010 and is the only North American tissue producer included during this time.

“WWF’s recognition reinforces our commitment to transparency in how and where we source materials to produce our products. This gives our customers confidence that they are partnering with a leader in sustainability,” said Don Lewis, president, SCA Americas.

SCA has Global Supplier Standards for its hygiene and forest businesses that are based on internationally recognized standards and specific requirements for the company. Participating companies voluntarily disclosed the ecological footprint of 40 product categories. The EPCI method looks at environmental aspects of a company’s policies and targets, as well as the environmental performance of the overall production of a specific product category (newsprint, graphic paper, household and sanitary, packaging paper and boards, pulp). It includes the environmental performance from own pulp and paper production, as well as performance of market pulp purchased.

“We are delighted that over a third of the 70 globally significant players invited to participate in the WWF EPCI 2013 have taken this opportunity to disclose their sustainability performance and targets,” says Emmanuelle Neyroumande, Manager of WWF International’s pulp and paper work. “This robust participation shows a real interest by the companies in working towards reducing their ecological footprint.”

Access the WWF EPCI 2013 results on www.panda.org/epci2013.

SCA delivers sustainable solutions with added value for its customers from safe, resource efficient and environmentally sound sourcing, production and development. Globally SCA has earned inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2013 and has been among Ethisphere’s world’s most ethical companies for six years.