Ahlstrom's publishes Sustainability Report 2011
9th March 2012, Helsinki
Ahlstrom Corporation, a global high performance materials company, today announced the publication of its second stand-alone Sustainability Report.
The report illustrates Ahlstrom's social responsibility with facts and case stories about well-being and community involvement. Ahlstrom says it is committed to safety in the workplace and 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 a company's operations and in this respect Ahlstrom aims to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2015.
Reducing water, cutting fuel energy, electricity and CO2 emissions are all important goals for the next 3 years and the report highlights the company's own Life Cycle Assessment expertise from the beginning to the end, from raw materials to final products.
Ahlstrom says environmental responsibility also covers the high quality of its products starting from sustainable resources.
"Last year 87% of our raw materials were from renewable sources. It is a significant proportion and we continue to improve by making more and more products from renewable fibres," says Jan Lång, President and CEO.
Ahlstrom says 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 and this year a new Supplier Code of Conduct will be implemented.
A printed version of the report will be available next week and can be ordered via the company's website or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ahlstrom’s products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, wallcovers, flooring, labels and food packaging. The company's 5,200 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents. In 2011, the company’s net sales amounted to EUR 1.6 billion.
Author: Billy Hunter