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AAK delivers responsible growth

AAK releases today it’s Sustainability Report, “Responsible Growth”, for 2011/2012. The report presents initiatives and results in five focus areas: Marketplace, Supply chain, Environment, Workplace and Community.

“While we have grown our business and pur­sued our strategy to develop our sales of more semi-speciality and speciality products, we have also managed to achieve nearly all of our 2011 CSR objectives” says CEO Arne Frank.

Arne Frank continues: “Our enhanced resource efficiency is re­flected in strong environmental performance, showing significant reductions in consumption of energy and water, CO2 emissions, water discharge and landfill waste. At the same time we have delivered successfully on our speciality strategy, selling and producing more formulated speciality and semi-speciality solutions for our customers. Responsible growth is core to our business strategy.”

Throughout the report AAK employees tell about sustainability initia­tives and managers share their thoughts and insights in their specific areas of responsibility. Additionally, updates are provided on AAK´s work to further improve responsible supply of strategic raw materials and the increased engagement in the local communities in which the company operates.

The report also outlines AAK´s efforts in reducing energy consumption by investing in new technology. Included are examples from the site in Karlshamn, where carbon dioxide emissions decreased from 40.000 tons/year to 7.000 tons/year.

This report can be downloaded as a PDF at www.aak.com. To obtain a printed copy please contact Corporate Communications at comm@aak.com.

For further information, please contact:
Anne Mette Olesen
VP HR, Communications and CSR
Phone: + 46 40 627 83 14
Mobile: + 46 70 839 93 14

Fredrik Nilsson
Head of Investor Relations
Phone: + 46 40 627 83 34
Mobile: + 46 708 95 22 21

The information is that which AarhusKarlshamn AB (publ) is obliged to publish under the provisions of the Stock Exchange and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Trading in Financial Instruments Act. The information was released to the media for publication on September 27 2012 at 11 am CET.

AarhusKarlshamn is the world’s leading producer of high value-added speciality vegetable fats. These fats are characterized by a high technological content and are used as substitute for butter-fat and cocoa butter, transfree solutions for fillings in chocolate and confectionery products, and in the cosmetics industry. AarhusKarlshamn has production facilities in Denmark, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain, Uruguay and the US. The company is organised in three Business Areas; Food Ingredients, Chocolate and Confectionery Fats and Technical Products & Feed. Further information on AarhusKarlshamn can be found on the company’s website www.aak.com.