A logging company’s lawsuit accusing Greenpeace and another environmental group of libel and racketeering for describing the company as a “forest destroyer” was dismissed Monday by a San Francisco federal judge, who said the organizations were exercising their freedom of speech. Resolute Forest Products alleged that Greenpeace and a Bay Area nonprofit called Stand had engaged in a “disinformation campaign,” starting in 2012, about the company’s logging in the boreal forest of northern and western Canada to boost their own fundraising. The company said Greenpeace had to retract its initial claim that its logging had violated the terms of an environmental agreement, and had falsely accused Resolute of endangering caribou in an area where the company did little logging. Greenpeace also labeled Resolute as a “forest destroyer” even though it logs only a small part of the forest, the company said. Click Read More below for additional information.
This month, it was announced that SCA ranks high among Europe’s 500 biggest companies for digital communication according to the Webranking Report carried out by Comprend. Among other things SCA received the highest score for CSR in Sweden, alongside StoraEnso and SSAB.
Sustainability was the second most prioritized section in this year’s Webranking and one in which SCA got the highest score in Sweden, receiving 87% of the maximum score (compared with last year’s 78%).
In particular, respondents considered SCA to be most transparent about their sustainability work in their online channels highlighting the presentation of both environmental and social data, as well as clearly communicated targets and follow-up actions.That SCA now has a digital sustainability report, further increased our score.
Results also showed that many companies still lag when it comes to sharing their sustainability information on the web. This year the goal achievement was 32%.
“The survey shows that European companies must take the issue of transparency in sustainability more seriously,” says Tommy Borg Lund, Director of CSR at Hallvarsson & Halvarsson.