Valmet approved as a member of the UN Global Compact initiative
Valmet Corporation's press release on January 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EET
Valmet Corporation has been approved as a corporate member of the UN Global Compact initiative (UNGC) as of January 13, 2014. Signing of the initiative strengthens Valmet's commitment to sustainable operations.
"As a global technology and service supplier we deal with local communities and cultural surroundings around the world every day. The UN Global Compact is a valuable common reference that describes the values we respect and wish to promote in our operations," explains Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet Corporation.
The UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate responsibility initiative, which was announced in 2000 by Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the UN. It has over 8,000 business and non-business participants in 135 countries. Members of the initiative are committed to voluntarily following the ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption in their businesses. Valmet's operations are aligned with these principles.
Read more about the United Nations Global Compact at http://www.unglobalcompact.org/.
Further information, please contact:
Anu Salonsaari-Posti, SVP, Marketing and Communications, Valmet, tel. +358 50 453 4262
Laura Kantanen, Head of Sustainability, Valmet, tel. +358 50 337 4473
Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.
Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.
The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2012 were approximately EUR 3 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.
Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
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