Top again: Ecovadis awards us platinum
In its annual survey of sustainability in business for 2023, Ecovadis notes that for the fourth year in a row, Södra ranks platinum among the 100,000 companies evaluated in over 200 sectors and 175 countries.
Strengths highlighted in the survey include Södra's work with Science Based Targets Scope 1, 2 and 3, sustainable harvesting, work on resource efficiency and reporting of emissions. Our work with equality, diversity, and inclusion, as well as well-developed occupational healthcare, has also strengthened results in the area of fair working conditions and human rights.
In the business ethics category, attention is paid to Södra's policies, risk assessments, training and sustainability reporting. Our work with traceability, supplier audits and the Supplier Code of Conduct are important factors in sustainable purchasing. Ecovadis also identified some areas for improvement, mostly relating to documentation.
The survey requires that all answers must be supported by documentation. Södra's Annual and Sustainability Report, together with, among other things, the environmental reports from our three pulp mills, certification documents and Södra's various policy documents, form the basis for the assessment, which includes reviews and checks of each document to ensure that answers correspond to reality.