OSLO, Norway, Aug. 19, 2020 (Press Release) -Norske Skog Saugbrugs is proud to inform you that our CSR approach has been recognized by the independent assessment organization Ecovadis. With a score of 67/100 and a gold medal, we rank in the top 5% of companies in the “Manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard” sector.
The Ecovadis gold rating
Ecovadis is an independent organization evaluating suppliers` performance in terms of sustainable development. With an innovative technology platform and associating CSR experts, they contribute to promote transparency and trust between business partners. Norske Skog Saugbrugs has been analyzed based on the following themes:
environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. In all these categories, Saugbrugs scored higher than the average of others suppliers in the industry.
Sustainability and profitability go hand in hand
Norske Skog`s core values of openness, honesty and cooperation as well as our policies and guidelines are built on the UN Universal Declaraton of Human Rights and the 10 principles of UN Global Compact. These values also guide Norske Skog Saugbrugs` business activities and sustainability work and are, together with the leadership principles, the foundation for ethical and competetive business conduct.
After many years with emphasis on sustainability, we are very satisfied in achieving this rating from Ecovadis. Sustainability has been an important guideline for the development of Saugbrugs, and with this recognition we can clearly demonstrate the quality of our CSR approach both internally and externally. Furthermore, we are working actively on several projects that will further strengthen Saugbrugs position when it comes to sustainability.”
– Kjell-Arve Kure, Managing Director