SCA one of the world’s most ethical companies
For the second consecutive year, SCA has been named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute in New York. In its annual ethics survey, the Ethisphere Institute, which focuses on corporate governance matters, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anticorruption issues and sustainability, examined more than 10,000 companies.
Of the companies reviewed by the institute, 99 were named best-in-class with regard to ethics within their respective industries. In addition to SCA, Nike, General Electric, Vodafone and AstraZeneca were included in the list of the most ethical companies.
“We are naturally pleased to have qualified as one of the most ethical companies in the world for the second consecutive year. The award is a recognition of our efforts to manage our extensive operations in a responsible manner,” says Ulf Söderström, Senior Vice President Business Development and Strategy at SCA, with responsibility for the Group’s sustainability matters.
This is the third year in a row that the Ethisphere Institute has conducted an ethics survey, which comprises several steps with far-reaching criteria and stringent demands on companies’ ethics work.
Read more about the survey at www.ethisphere.com/wme2009. For further information about SCA’s ethical and sustainability work, visit www.sca.com/sustainability, where you also can find SCA’s latest sustainability report.
Stockholm, April 14, 2009
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SCA is a global consumer goods and paper company that develops and produces personal care products, tissue, packaging solutions, publication papers and solid-wood products. Sales are conducted in some 90 countries. SCA has many well-known brands, including the global brands Tena and Tork. Sales in 2008 amounted to SEK 110 billion (EUR 11.5 billion). SCA has approximately 52,000 employees. More information at www.sca.com