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Ahlstrom joins UN Global Compact initiative

Leading manufacturer of nonwovens and speciality papers Ahlstrom Corporation, has signed the United Nations Global Compact initiative and has been registered as a participant by the United Nations Global Compact Office.  By supporting the initiative, Ahlstrom commits to voluntarily advance sustainability with its stakeholders. Ahlstrom says it also wants to send a strong message along the value chain that it is alert to environmental and social matters and i

16th February 2010

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Helsinki

Protective, Medical/Hygiene, Interiors, Construction, Civil Engineering, Industrial, Packaging, Agriculture

Leading manufacturer of nonwovens and speciality papers Ahlstrom Corporation, has signed the United Nations Global Compact initiative and has been registered as a participant by the United Nations Global Compact Office.

 By supporting the initiative, Ahlstrom commits to voluntarily advance sustainability with its stakeholders. Ahlstrom says it also wants to send a strong message along the value chain that it is alert to environmental and social matters and is taking active steps to incorporate them in its strategy and risk management.

 “Ahlstrom's Code of Conduct and sustainability strategy are well in line with the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. Ahlstrom applies a three legged approach in the management of sustainability in its value chain: sustainable supply chain of raw materials, ecologically efficient manufacturing and a holistic lifecycle thinking of its products. Economic, social and environmental responsibilities are taken into account in all three areas,” a company spokesperson said today.

 The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance nonwovens and specialty papers. The company’s products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. Based upon its unique fibre expertise and innovative approach, the company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates. Ahlstrom's 5,800 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents.

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