SARPSBORG, Norway, Sept. 2, 2019 (Press Release) -The analysis agency The Governance Group and BI Norwegian Business School have reviewed sustainability reports for the 100 largest companies listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Borregaard and Equinor share first place in the ranking.
“This is a recognition of how we report our sustainability work. Sustainability is a key component of our business model and one of our core values. We don’t have large departments working in the field of sustainability or communication, but in addition to having a multidisciplinary sustainability board, we are close to the issue in all parts of the organisation”, says CEO of Borregaard Per Arthur Sørlie.
The companies are assessed within four areas; GRI reporting or similar, the companies' CDP rating, the companies' report on climate risk management and the integration of the UN's sustainability goals. It is also considered to what extent the information is linked to the company's goals, strategies, risks and opportunities.
“Borregaard and Equinor receive top marks on all criteria. It is worth mentioning that Borregaard, who is not even among the 40 largest companies on the Oslo Stock Exchange, deliver a sustainability report that can compare with the stock exchanges real heavyweights,” the report states.
Among the companies that overall achieve the highest marks; Equinor, Borregaard, DNB, Orkla, Telenor, Mowi, Norsk Hydro, Grieg Seafood, Gjensidige Forsikring, Yara International, Veidekke, Storebrand, Sparebank 1 Østlandet and Entra.
In last year's analyzes, Borregaard was ranked 8th among the 100 largest.
Borregaard has one of the world’s most advanced and sustainable biorefineries. By using natural, sustainable raw materials, Borregaard produces advanced and environmentally friendly biochemicals that can replace oil-based products. Borregaard has 1100 employees in plants and sales offices in 16 countries in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.