Valmet Oyj's press release on October 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EET
Valmet has been recognized for its actions and strategy to mitigate climate change and awarded a position on the 2016 Climate A List by CDP, the international not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainability.
This year's A list includes the 193 best companies globally that have publicly reported on their actions on climate change mitigation. Valmet was ranked among the top 9 % of all the included companies. From the Nordic countries a total of 14 companies were included in the list. The results were published today, October 25, 2016, in the CDP Global Climate Change Report 2016.
"Valmet has a comprehensive approach to sustainability. We contribute to climate change mitigation by developing technologies that enable the use of renewable raw materials and increase raw material efficiency. We also have a systematic program to reduce CO2 emissions in our own operations. Valmet's listing in both 2016 CDP's Climate A List and in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index indicates that our sustainability work is concentrating on the right issues," says Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet.
Valmet's mission is to convert renewable resources into sustainable results. Valmet's Sustainability360º agenda focuses on five core areas: sustainable supply chain; health, safety and environment; people and performance; sustainable solutions, and corporate citizenship. In the action plans for 2016-2018, special focus continues on ensuring a globally sustainable supply chain and continuous improvement of safety culture.
"CDP congratulates the 193 A List companies that are leading the charge towards our low carbon future. Companies are key actors in enabling the global economy to achieve its new climate goals, and the leadership of this group points the way for others to take bold action and capitalize on the many opportunities that await," says Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of CDP.
CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international not-for-profit organization that works on behalf of 827 institutional investors around the world. CDP runs a global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts.
The Climate A List, along with the climate scores of all companies publicly taking part in CDP's climate change program this year, is available on CDP's website www.cdp.net.
For further information, please contact:
Anu Salonsaari-Posti, SVP, Marketing, Communications and Sustainability, Valmet, tel. +358 50 453 4262
Laura Puustjärvi, Head of Sustainability, Valmet, tel. +358 50 337 4473
Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.
Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.
Valmet's net sales in 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
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