SCA employees to sail ÅF Offshore Race
STOCKHOLM -- June 26, 2014
SCA (STO:SCAA)(STO:SCAB)a leading global hygiene and forest products
company, participates also this year with two boats in the ÅF Offshore Race.
The crew consists of 14 SCA employees from nine different countries, and the
participation is part of the build up to this fall’s start of the Volvo Ocean
Race, where SCA competes with Team SCA and an all-female crew.
Following last year's participation in the ÅF Offshore Race the interest among
SCA’s employees remained strong to once again take the opportunity to compete
in this classic ocean race around the Swedish island of Gotland. A large
number of employees took advantage of the invitation to be part of the crew.14
participants have now been selected to represent the company. The 14 employees
will compete with the boats "SCA Nature" with a male crew and "SCA People"
with a female crew. They will compete in ORCi.
The selection criteria were set to create a crew with the highest possible
diversity of nationalities and with global business unit representation, while
the participants should have good sailing experience to ensure the highest
safety on board and a good racing spirit in the team. The main race starts in
down town Stockholm on Sunday June 29, sailing non-stop through the
archipelago past the island of Sandhamn, out on to the open seas around the
island of Gotland and heading for the finish at Sandhamn about 2-3 days later.
And the participants are:
1. Didac Banus Brunet, Spain
2. Karin Stübner, Sweden
3. Yannick Poisson, France
4. Sofia Lind, Sweden
5. Tamas Ovad, Hungary
6. Anne Sporre Thorburn, Sweden
7. Marcin Kurek, Russia
8. Andrea Steffens, Germany
9. Mats Persson, Sweden
10. Ottilia von Chrismar, Germany
11. Evaggelos Kokkinos, Germany
12. Melba Maldonado Riveroll, Mexico
13. Wesley Chiu, China
14. Brian Grahovac, USA
Picture of the SCA Team ÅF Offshore
Race,(https://www.flickr.com/photos/hygienematters/14531542873/) boats SCA
Nature and SCA People,
picture from ÅF Offshore
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 2013 amounted to
approximately SEK 93bn (EUR 10.7bn). 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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