OAKVILLE, ON, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - SCA, a leading global hygiene and
forest products company, has been recognized for the sixth consecutive
year by Ethisphere as one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies
(WME). The annual list from leading international think-tank Ethisphere
Institute highlights organizations that show leadership in promoting
ethical business standards. The 2013 WME companies are those that truly
embrace ethical business practice and demonstrate industry leadership,
forcing peers to follow suit or fall behind.
"At SCA we push beyond statements about how we do business ethically and
translate those words into actions every day. That means we demonstrate
respect for the environment by investing in sustainable business
practices and we follow a detailed code of conduct in the way we work
with employees, our customers and our suppliers," said Don Lewis,
president of SCA Americas. "We are proud and honored that the ethical
foundation our company is built on has been recognized with a place on
the World's Most Ethical Companies list for the sixth consecutive year.
This recognition signifies our deep commitment to ethical business
practices and the unwavering dedication to these same high standards
from employees at every level."
Out of a record number of nominations for the award, SCA earned the
coveted recognition by implementing and maintaining upright business
practices and initiatives that are instrumental to the company's
success, benefit the community and raise the bar for ethical standards
within the industry. The 2013 list is the largest list since the
award's inception in 2007.
"Not only did more companies apply for the World's Most Ethical
Companies recognition this year than any year in the past, which
demonstrates that ethical activity is an important part of many of
these companies' business models, but we are also seeing more companies
be proactive and create new initiatives that expand ethics programs and
cultures across entire industries, such as industry-based ethics
associations and other activities," said Alex Brigham, Executive
Director of Ethisphere. "We are excited to see the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies take
these leadership positions, and embrace the correlation between ethical
behavior and improved financial performance."
Through in-depth research and a multi-step analysis, Ethisphere reviewed
nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36
industries. The methodology for the World's Most Ethical Companies
includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory
infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and
sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to
improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior
executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.
Read about the methodology and view the complete list of the 2013
World's Most Ethical Companies at http://ethisphere.com/wme. The World's Most Ethical Companies list will also be featured in the
2013 Quarter 1 issue of Ethisphere Magazine.
SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company that
develops and produces sustainable personal care products, tissue and
forest products. With sales in 100 countries. SCA has 37,000 employees,
had revenue in 2012 of $13 billion and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX
Stockholm stock exchange. With nine manufacturing facilities across
North America, the company's Americas headquarters is in Philadelphia,
In North America SCA produces the Tork® line of napkin, towel, tissue,
skin care and wiper products used in office buildings, restaurants,
schools and healthcare facilities and the TENA® line of incontinence
care products used by consumers at home and in health care facilities.
TENA and Tork are the global leading brands in their categories.
SCA has highly-regarded sustainability practices that have earned the
company recognition as one of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies
and Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies. SCA was founded in
1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. More information at www.sca.com/us and www.sca.com.
About SCA in Canada
SCA Canada operates nationally employing 280 people with head offices in
Oakville, Ontario and manufacturing facilities in Drummondville,
Quebec. For more information about SCA, please visit: www.sca.ca.
About Ethisphere Institute:
The research-based Ethisphere® Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the
creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics,
corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.
Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally recognized World's
Most Ethical Companies Ranking™, is the quarterly publication of the
Institute. Ethisphere provides the only third-party verifications of
compliance programs and ethical cultures that include: Ethics Inside® Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption
Program Verification. More information on the Ethisphere Institute,
including ranking projects and membership, can be found at http://www.ethisphere.com.
For further information:
Amy Bellcourt, Vice President Communication, SCA Americas
(518) 369-8880; firstname.lastname@example.org