Ahlstrom's Sustainability report 2011 published

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE March 8, 2012 at 9.45

Ahlstrom Corporation, a global high performance materials company, today announced the publication of its second stand-alone Sustainability report. The publication can be viewed as PDF file at www.ahlstrom.com > Sustainability.

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.

Printed report will be available next week and can be ordered via the company's website or email: corporate.communications@ahlstrom.com.

For more information, please contact:
Liisa Nyyssönen
Vice President, Communications
Tel. +358 10 888 4757

Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, wallcovers, flooring, labels and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. Our 5,200 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents. In 2011, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.6 billion. The company's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information is available at www.ahlstrom.com.