Iggesund’s mills awarded the highest sustainability rating

Sweden-based paperboard manufacturers Iggesund Paperboard have been awarded the highest rating for sustainability for both their mills – in Iggesund, Sweden and Workington, England by an evaluation done by the EcoVadis firm of analysts.

27 Nov 2017 | By Sriraam Selvam

“This is not the first confirmation that we and our parent company, the Holmen Group, have a very strong sustainability programme,” said Johan Granas, sustainability communications manager at Iggesund. “Over time the issues raised have changed from being purely environmental ones to now encompassing the entire field of sustainability, including its financial and social dimensions.”

In the last ten-year period the Holmen Group is said to have appeared on indexes of the world’s 100 most sustainable companies, drawn up by both the UN’s Global Compact and the Corporate Knights and the company has also been singled out several times as a leader in the work against climate change by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

“It’s becoming more and more important to be able to document your sustainability work so that customers know where you stand in this regard. That’s where the EcoVadis system comes in,” said Granas. “EcoVadis and similar systems are a major advance in simplifying the exchange of information between customers and suppliers.

Meanwhile, the paperboard manufacturers were recently revealed as the suppliers of the much-appreciated sustainable boards used in Apple packaging, including its iPhones and iPads kit.