Sustainability in focus

As a company, we can be a part of the solution to global sustainability challenges. We have a unique opportunity to have real impact on the shift towards a sustainable and circular economy through our innovation, technology, and our products.

Ahlstrom recently launched an ambitious sustainability strategy with equally ambitious targets. With a redefined purpose to Purify and Protect, with Every Fiber, for a Sustainable World. This is a bigger and bolder vision for our company than we have had in the past. By innovating and advocating new, sustainable solutions, we want to be a key enabler for our customers, suppliers, and partners.

We recently completed reviewing the existing green claim guidance toward products. We desire to share our know-how with you to start the work together, and build more accurate communication about the environmental features of products through Ahlstrom's Green Claim Guidebook

People

People

Our employees will be key to driving and succeeding with positive change and are a natural priority for us as a company. We will continue our strong legacy and focus on health and safety, including mental well-being. We are continuously expanding our work within diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Planet

Planet

We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint at least in line with Science Based Targets (i.e., in line with the Paris agreement) and aim to have net zero emissions by 2050 the latest. We will increase product lifecycle transparency and improve product end-of-life features, to meet and surpass increasing circularity demands.

Prosperity

Prosperity

Building on a foundation of strong business ethics, we work to achieve lasting profitability through a robust innovation platform to develop new sustainable fiber-based solutions.

Certifications

Certifications

The Ahlstrom production sites adhere to a range of internationally recognized, third-party audited sustainability standards to ensure compliance with our ambitious strategy.

Making a better world

Making a better world

Working together with local communities is in our DNA. We support local projects that can make a big difference. We listen to local voices and encourage the Ahlstrom employees to be vocal and play an active role in their neighborhoods.

Sustainability policies and commitments

Sustainability policies and commitments

It is important to not only do the right things but also do them in the right way. Ahlstrom has strong processes and controls in place to secure compliance and good governance throughout our operations and value chain. We are committed to transparency in every aspect of our operations. This is fundamental for us.

EcoVadis Platinum Rating

We have been recognized for our sustainability performance by receiving the EcoVadis Platinum Rating, placing our Group among the top 1 percent of companies assessed by EcoVadis. EcoVadis is a leading, independent evaluation system of environmental performance, assessing aspects such as supply chain, working conditions, social responsibility, and procurement practices.

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UN Global Compact

Participating in the United Nations Global Compact affirms our commitment to upholding human rights, responsible labor practices, environmental quality, and anti-corruption practices.

More about Ahlstrom-Munksjö's commitment is found in our Communication on Progress.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

Across the value chain, Ahlstrom-Munksjö seeks to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that comprise the UN Agenda 2030. We have aligned our nine material topics with the UN SDG framework and are committed to contributing to or reducing negative impact on a minimum of 11 SDGs across our value chain.

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Sustainability Policy

Our Sustainability Policy affirms Ahlstrom-Munksjö's commitment to continuous improvement in nine people, planet, and prosperity priority areas: human rights, community engagement, employee well-being, supply chain, energy, water and waste, carbon dioxide, profitability, innovation, and business ethics.

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Sustainable Business Council

Our sustainability work is governed by our Sustainable Business Council, which consists of sustainability coordinators spread throughout our global operations. These coordinators meet quarterly to steer our sustainability work, but more importantly implement sustainability activities in our day-to-day operations.

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Code of Conduct

Our code of conduct describes the ethical principles that direct the way we conduct business in our company, including complying with all laws and regulations, respecting human rights and the environment, maintaining a safe, healthy, and fair workplace, ensuring individual data privacy, acting as good citizen in our communities, and avoiding conflicts of interest. All suppliers, partners, and employees must sign the comprehensive code of conduct.

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An ambitious sustainability strategy

It is important to not only do the right things but also do them in the right way. Ahlstrom-Munksjö has strong processes and controls in place to secure compliance and good governance throughout our operations and value chain. We are committed to transparency in every aspect of our operations. This is fundamental for us.

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