STOCKHOLM, Sweden (News release) -- Essity has shown its commitment to transparency by participating in the Environmental Paper Company Index 2017 (EPCI). The Group receives an overall score of 78.7% and 94% out of a maximum of 100% for its responsible fiber sourcing. The EPCI is a WWF tool that promotes transparency and continual improvement in the global pulp, paper and packing sector towards sustainability.
The Index assesses how a company´s performance and targets on responsible sourcing, clean production and EMS/reporting change over time.
The Group, participating in the EPCI for the first time as Essity (3 times before as SCA Hygiene), receives in the subcategory responsible sourcing a score of 94% out of a maximum 100% for its responsible fiber sourcing, particularly valuing Essity´s high recycled fiber use. The company achieves 69% in the subcategory clean production, 71% on transparency and a total score of 78.7%.
"At Essity, we continuously challenge ourselves to develop further and constantly improve, ensuring a sustainable and responsible business. It is highly rewarding to see that we receive good results across all categories in our sector. WWF's index offers a great opportunity to evaluate our constant progress and improvement within the environmental area", says Kersti Strandqvist, Senior Vice President Sustainability, Essity.
A total of 35 of the initially invited 100 companies choose to participate in EPCI 2017. The Index is based on voluntary data disclosure by invited participants on over 50 indicators that WWF considers important for a company´s ecological footprint. WWF publishes collated results company by company. The Index helps track companies' and also the sectors' journey towards sustainability.
Together, the EPCI 2017 participants from Europe, South America, Africa, Asia and North America disclose the environmental performance of 26% of the world´s tissue, 23% of the world´s graphic paper, 17% of the world´s newsprint, 9% of the world´s packaging and 15% of the world´s pulp.
Find Essity's and all participating companies results of on www.epci.panda.org.
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