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SCA exceeds one sustainability target15th of June 2010
SCA has exceeded one of its ambitious sustainability targets a year early and taken new steps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The company made the announcement in its 2009 Sustainability Report, published recently.
A 15 per cent reduction in water consumption and a 30 per cent reduction in its organic wastewater content was pledged by SCA by 2010, using 2005 as a base year. By the end of 2009
water consumption had decreased by 4.9 per cent while organic content of wastewater had reduced by 40 per cent – exceeding the company’s target by 25 per cent a year earlier than expected.
The company’s holistic approach to sustainability is paying off, said president and ceo Jan Johansson. “The year 2009 has been a difficult period distinguished by the recession and financial crisis,” he said. “In this harsh competitive environment, SCA has secured more customers and contracts through our pronounced and transparent sustainability strategy. Young coworkers choose to work at SCA for the same reasons.”
The 2009 Sustainability Report also revealed a 2.2 per cent reduction in carbon emissions. However SCA has pledged to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 per cent by 2020 using 2005 as a base year.
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