The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an international federation representing over 650 institutional investors that manage a total of USD 78 000 billion. Every year, the CDP conducts the world's biggest survey of how companies report their carbon emissions and their ability to deal with emissions and climate change.
This year's survey singled out Holmen for its climate strategy and its way of reporting climate data. As a result of this Holmen is now the only Swedish company to appear on the Carbon Performance Leadership Index. The purpose of this type of index is to make it easier for investors to identify companies that take a responsible and progressive approach to economic, environmental and social issues.
Lars Strömberg, Holmen's director of sustainable and environmental affairs, is responsible for completing the questionnaire and comments: "Behind this success lies a true case of teamwork, with many employees involved in reporting a broad range of environmental and climate data. Holmen's strategy of investing in energy boilers at Iggesund Mill and at the mill in Workington has also played a key role, with the new boilers set to reduce the use of fossil fuels and emissions of carbon dioxide considerably. This type of survey is important in enhancing sustainability work. The fact that Holmen appears high on the index is proof that active sustainability work and its clear communication strengthen Holmen's brand and increase our credibility in the field of sustainability."