8 Sep 2016, 13:00 CET

BillerudKorsnäs included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

BillerudKorsnäs has been included in one of the world's most prestigious sustainability indices; Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index. In addition, the company was named Sustainability Leader in the Containers & Packaging category. BillerudKorsnäs is the only European company in its category to be included.

BillerudKorsnäs scored particularly high in the field of environment, eg. climate strategy, environmental management system and environmental reporting. Ethical guidelines and supplier management were also given high scores, among others.

"Sustainability is the very basis of our strategy for sustainable and profitable growth. It is no longer enough to minimize your own environmental impact as companies have done in the past, at BillerudKorsnäs we want to take sustainability further. With our resource efficient and innovative packaging solutions we both can and want to make positive contribution to a sustainable future. I am therefore pleased that our work is recognized and acknowledged internationally today by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index", says Per Lindberg, President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.

BillerudKorsnäs sustainability work is focused on three areas: increasing customer value, contributing to a sustainable and bio-based society and responsibility throughout the value chain. For example, BillerudKorsnäs aims to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the production, which already today uses 97.6 percent biofuels. Among the company's innovations for increased customer value and use of paper packaging solutions is the cement sack that dissolves when mixed into cement, an airtight standing paper pouch for dry goods like sugar, flour and pasta as well as FibreForm - a mouldable paper with extremely high stretchability.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index describes how the company is performing in key economic, environmental and social areas. Annually 3.400 of the largest listed companies are assessed by RobecoSAM in cooperation with Dow Jones, for more information.

Read more about BillerudKorsnäs' sustainability.