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Sept 11, 2015 --Leading global hygiene and forest products company SCA has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, one of the world’s most prestigious sustainability rankings. SCA has qualified for inclusion in both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index, and has been named industry leader in the Household Products sector.

SCA was awarded particularly high scores in the areas of branding, innovation, environmental management system and environmental and social reporting.

“We are proud that SCA has been internationally recognized for its efforts to promote long-term sustainable development. Our sustainability program is well integrated in our business and represents an important building block in SCA’s strategy for profitable growth, brand building and value creation,” says Magnus Groth, President and CEO of SCA.

Companies that are included in the DJSI are assessed according to economic, environmental and social performance parameters. For more information, refer to www.sustainability-indices.com.

For further information, please contact:

Karl Stoltz, Media Relations Manager +46 8 788 51 55
Marita Sander, Communications Director Sustainability, +46 8 788 52 46

SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Group develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Sales are conducted in about 100 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and regional brands, such as Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo and Vinda. As Europe’s largest private forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. The Group has about 44,000 employees. Sales in 2014 amounted to approximately SEK 104bn (EUR 11.4bn). SCA was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, visit www.sca.com.

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