SCA named one of the world's most ethical companies – for fifth year in a row

SCA has once again been named as one of the world's most ethical companies by the American Ethisphere Institute. Ethisphere recognises companies that go beyond the ordinary and demonstrate that business ethics are decisive for a company's brand and profitability.

Every year the competition intensifies for Ethisphere's ranking, and the record number of companies nominated for 2012 was no exception. Ethisphere evaluated several thousand companies from over 40 industries. The list of nominees for 2012 included a record of 145 companies which outperform their peer competitors in ethical business practices. Two Swedish companies made it to the list - SCA and Electrolux.

Commenting on the recognition, Jan Johansson, President and CEO of SCA said: ”SCA's track record in ethical business practices and sustainability work is a business differentiator that strengthens our competitive advantage. Our ambitious work in this area makes us more attractive for customers, consumers and investors, and also generates considerable savings. SCA puts sustainability on top of the agenda, and we are honoured by Ethisphere's recognition of our achievements."


And about SCA’s sustainability activities at where the Group's most recent sustainability report can be downloaded.


Stockholm, Sweden, 16 March 2012


For additional information, please contact:

Marita Sander, Sustainability Communications Manager, +46 (0)8-788 5246

Jessica Ölvestad, Press and Media Officer, +46 (0)8-788 5282


SCA is a global hygiene and paper company that develops and produces personal care products, tissue, publication papers, solid-wood products and packaging solutions. Sales are conducted in some 100 countries. SCA has many well-known brands, including the global brands TENA and Tork. Sales in 2011 amounted to SEK 106 billion (EUR 11.7 billion). SCA has approximately 44,000 employees. More information at


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The core of SCA’s business is the forest, Europe's largest private forest holding. Around this unique resource, we have built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from our own and others’ forests. We offer paper for packaging and print, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions. 2017 the forest products company SCA had approximately 4,000 employees and sales amounted to approximately SEK 1617 bn (EUR 1,6 bn). SCA was founded in 1929 and has its headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden. More information at


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