– Drive through value chain
BillerudKorsnäs conducts active sustainability work along the whole value chain – from the extraction of the raw material in the forest to the recycling of the paper material. Together with suppliers, partners and customers, we create packaging material and solutions for a sustainable future. Sustainability is an integral part of and essential to the whole of our operations and business.
The UN Global Compact forms the starting point for BillerudKorsnäs’ sustainability work. We have participated in this global initiative for responsible business since 2009. Our work is well established, structured and based on several leading certified management systems. Successes and setbacks are communicated in a transparent and credible way, with external parties auditing our work. Each year a sustainability report is produced that follows the international guidelines in the field, GRI G4.
PART OF THE SOLUTION Through our business and our sustainability work, we are involved in solving some of the greatest challenges faced by the world today, with perhaps the greatest of these being climate change. On this front, BillerudKorsnäs wishes to play an active part in the transition to a fossil free society. Our renewable packaging materials are beneficial to the climate, in stark contrast to alternatives such as plastic, glass and metal. In order to promote and clarify our ambitions concerning sustainability and innovation, a digital branding campaign was carried out during the year, titled “Challenge conventional”.
EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION Together we are stronger. Which is why BillerudKorsnäs works in various forms with organisations locally, nationally and globally to learn more about, contribute to and influence developments in the forest industry, packaging and sustainability – and to benefit society at large. The aim is to create concrete results with a sustainable focus.
SUCCESSFUL WORK We regularly receive confirmation that our sustainability work is on the right track. For the second consecutive year BillerudKorsnäs was awarded a Gold rating by EcoVadis, a system for annual evaluation of sustainability at about 20 000 suppliers to global companies. Billerud- Korsnäs also made it onto CDP’s A List of the 5% of companies that showed the best results. The list, for companies that demonstrate global leadership in climate work, is compiled on behalf of institutional investors by an organisation committed to “Driving Sustainable Economies”.