Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE March 8, 2012 at 9.45
Ahlstrom Corporation, a global high performance materials company, today
announced the publication of its second stand-alone Sustainability report. The
publication can be viewed as PDF file at www.ahlstrom.com > Sustainability.
The report illustrates Ahlstrom's social responsibility with facts and case
stories about well-being and community involvement. Ahlstrom is committed to
safety in the workplace. During 2011 sixteen of its 38 plants achieved zero lost
time accidents. The company's long term ambition is to have no workplace
accidents at all and it believes this goal is achievable.
Environmental responsibility is demonstrated by minimizing the environmental
impact of company's operations. Ahlstrom aims to achieve zero waste to landfill
by 2015. Reducing water, cutting fuel energy, electricity and CO(2) emissions
are all important goals for the next 3 years. The report highlights the
company's own Life Cycle Assessment expertise from the beginning to the end,
from raw materials to final products.
Environmental responsibility also covers the high quality of Ahlstrom's products
starting from sustainable resources. "Last year 87 percent of our raw materials
were from renewable sources. It is significant proportion and we continue to
improve by making more and more products from renewable fibers," says Jan LÃ¥ng,
President and CEO.
The company's economic performance includes the ability to meet shareholders'
expectations, but also relates to the company's role and impact within the
society wherein it operates. The renewed Code of Conduct forms the basis for
Ahlstrom's corporate responsibility. This year the new Supplier Code of Conduct
will be implemented.
Printed report will be available next week and can be ordered via the company's
website or email: email@example.com.
For more information, please contact:
Vice President, Communications
Tel. +358 10 888 4757
Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance materials company, partnering with leading
businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are used in a
large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, wallcovers, flooring,
labels and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses
in which we operate. Our 5,200 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six
continents. In 2011, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.6 billion. The
company's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information is
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