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Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE March 7, 2013 at 11.30
Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, published
today its third stand-alone Sustainability Report. The publication can be viewed
as PDF file at www.ahlstrom.com> Sustainability.
The Sustainability Report 2012 complies with the B+ application of the Global
Reporting Initiative G3 guidelines (version 3.0). The quantitative information
on economic, social and environmental responsibility has been assured by
Ahlstrom offers products with purpose that protect people, purify air and
liquids, and provide surface and structure for its customers' products. The
products are made from sustainably sourced raw materials. Last year, 91% of the
fibers used were from renewable sources, 81% certified or controlled wood. The
Ahlstrom Supplier Code of Conduct was successfully implemented among Ahlstrom's
main raw material suppliers.
Ahlstrom's target is a
safe workplace. The accident frequency rate decreased by
46% compared to previous year: 20 plants out of 34 did not have any Lost Time
Accidents. Last year, a behavior-based safety program was rolled out.
Ahlstrom demonstrates its environmental responsibility by minimizing the
environmental impacts of the company's operations. Ahlstrom's goal is to
eliminate waste-to-landfill by 2015. The group-wide waste-to-landfill reduction
compared to previous year was 45% while 11 plants already sent no waste-to-
Some 80% of a product's environmental impacts are determined in the design
phase. Ahlstrom now has processes in place in product development where the
company uses EcoDesign principles for all new products.
A 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 fiber-based 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, medical gowns
and drapes, diagnostics, wallcoverings, flooring and food packaging. We have a
leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. In 2012,
Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations (excluding Label and
Processing business) amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,800 employees serve
customers in 28 countries on six continents. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.
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