Ahlstrom's Sustainability Report 2012 published

Thu Mar 7, 2013 4:36am EST

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Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE March 7, 2013 at 11.30

Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, published today its third
stand-alone Sustainability Report. The publication can be viewed as PDF file at www.ahlstrom.com
http://www.ahlstrom.com/ > Sustainability.

The Sustainability Report 2012 complies with the B+ application of the Global Reporting Initiative
G3 guidelines (version 3.0). The quantitative information on economic, social and environmental
responsibility has been assured by PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy.

Ahlstrom offers products with purpose that protect people, purify air and liquids, and provide
surface and structure for its customers' products. The products are made from sustainably sourced
raw materials. Last year, 91% of the fibers used were from renewable sources, 81% certified or
controlled wood. The Ahlstrom Supplier Code of Conduct was successfully implemented among
Ahlstrom's main raw material suppliers. 

Ahlstrom's target is a safe workplace. The accident frequency rate decreased by 46% compared to
previous year: 20 plants out of 34 did not have any Lost Time Accidents. Last year, a
behavior-based safety program was rolled out.

Ahlstrom demonstrates its environmental responsibility by minimizing the environmental impacts of
the company's operations. Ahlstrom's goal is to eliminate waste-to-landfill by 2015. The
group-wide waste-to-landfill reduction compared to previous year was 45% while 11 plants already
sent no waste-to-landfill.

Some 80% of a product's environmental impacts are determined in the design phase. Ahlstrom now has
processes in place in product development where the company uses EcoDesign principles for all new

A printed report will be available next week and can be ordered via the company's website or
email: corporate.communications@ahlstrom.com mailto: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 fiber-based 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, medical gowns and drapes, diagnostics, wallcoverings, flooring and
food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. In 2012,
Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations (excluding Label and Processing business)
amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,800 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents.
Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at
www.ahlstrom.com http://www.ahlstrom.com/ .


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