The report illustrates Ahlstrom's social responsibility with facts and case stories about well-being and community involvement. Ahlstrom is committed to safety in the workplace. During 2011 sixteen of its 38 plants achieved zero lost time accidents. The company's long term ambition is to have no workplace accidents at all and it believes this goal is achievable.
Environmental responsibility is demonstrated by minimizing the environmental impact of company's operations. Ahlstrom aims to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2015. Reducing water, cutting fuel energy, electricity and CO2 emissions are all important goals for the next 3 years. The report highlights the company's own Life Cycle Assessment expertise from the beginning to the end, from raw materials to final products.
Environmental responsibility also covers the high quality of Ahlstrom's products starting from sustainable resources. "Last year 87 percent of our raw materials were from renewable sources. It is significant proportion and we continue to improve by making more and more products from renewable fibers," says Jan Lång, President and CEO.
The company's economic performance includes the ability to meet shareholders' expectations, but also relates to the company's role and impact within the society wherein it operates. The renewed Code of Conduct forms the basis for Ahlstrom's corporate responsibility. This year the new Supplier Code of Conduct will be implemented.