A world without waste holds untold benefits for our environment and contributes to sustained protection of the world’s precious natural resources. But this concept, as embodied by the principles of a circular economy, can also unleash tremendous opportunity for growth and innovation that experts say will deliver $4.5 trillion in new economic potential by 2030. That’s because, as noted by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, “a circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design, and aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times.” To get there, companies are pushing to achieve greater productivity and eliminate inefficiencies, and in doing so, realizing the economic reward that comes from these practices.
BillerudKorsnäs has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on the Climate “A” List presented by CDP today.
BillerudKorsnäs is among 5% of the corporations participating in CDP’s climate change program to be awarded a position on the Climate “A” List. The purpose of the list is to recognize companies’ actions to mitigate climate change in the past reporting year. The list is requested by 822 investors representing more than a third of the world’s invested capital.
“2015 is an important year for our climate with the Paris conference COP21 as a milestone. In combating climate change all parts of society have to participate and we are extremely pleased that the dedicated efforts of BillerudKorsnäs now have been recognized by CDP. We have for many years been working hard on energy efficiency and on reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to that we also see that our renewable packaging materials and solutions contribute by replacing fossil materials,” comments Henrik Essén, Senior Vice President Communication and Sustainability at BillerudKorsnäs.
BillerudKorsnäs is also recognized for transparency and awarded a position on the Nordic Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). The reported data has been independently assessed against CDP’s scoring methodology and marked out of 100. Organizations graded within the top 10% in the region constitute the CDLI. BillerudKorsnäs has scored 99.