Press release
4 Nov 2015, 8:00 CET

BillerudKorsnäs recognized as World Leader for Corporate Action on Climate Change

BillerudKorsnäs has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on the Climate “A” List presented by CDP today.

BillerudKorsnäs is among 5% of the corporations participating in CDP’s climate change program to be awarded a position on the Climate “A” List. The purpose of the list is to recognize companies’ actions to mitigate climate change in the past reporting year. The list is requested by 822 investors representing more than a third of the world’s invested capital.

“2015 is an important year for our climate with the Paris conference COP21 as a milestone. In combating climate change all parts of society have to participate and we are extremely pleased that the dedicated efforts of BillerudKorsnäs now have been recognized by CDP. We have for many years been working hard on energy efficiency and on reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to that we also see that our renewable packaging materials and solutions contribute by replacing fossil materials,” comments Henrik Essén, Senior Vice President Communication and Sustainability at BillerudKorsnäs.

BillerudKorsnäs is also recognized for transparency and awarded a position on the Nordic Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). The reported data has been independently assessed against CDP’s scoring methodology and marked out of 100. Organizations graded within the top 10% in the region constitute the CDLI. BillerudKorsnäs has scored 99.

CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international, non-profit organization providing a global system to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 822 institutional investors with assets of EUR 86 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. More than 5,500 companies disclosed environmental information through CDP in 2015.

Read CDP’s annual global climate change report here.

For more information, please contact:

Henrik Essén, Senior Vice President Communication and Sustainability, +46 (0)73-057 38 01,