Bona Releases 2018 Sustainability Report


Report Highlights Company Benchmarks for Betterment of Global Sustainability Initiatives

Malmo, Sweden, April 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Bona, the global leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance since 1919, released its 2018 sustainability report. An industry pioneer in creating products and processes for the betterment of worldwide sustainability, the report highlights benchmarks and achievements in Bona’s journey for a more sustainable future.

“Acting sustainably and taking responsibility for our climate footprint has never been a more important for Bona and the broader business community,” said Kerstin Lindell, CEO of Bona. “The 2018 sustainability report is an important milestone for Bona showcasing our commitment to innovation and sustainability for this past year and for years to come.”

Since the company’s inception in 1919, sustainability has been central to the business. From the launch of the first-ever waterborne hardwood floor finish in 1979 to its years of encouraging renovation rather than replacement of hardwood floors, Bona has remained committed to putting sustainability first.

Long term, Bona plans for 50% or more of the company's gross margin to come from products that have been launched or undergone significant sustainable changes over the past five years. Bona reached the target in 2018, with new innovative products contributing to 53.7% of the gross margin.

“In 2018, we launched an innovative system for hard surface floors, the Bona Resilient System, which makes it possible to clean, care and renovate worn and damaged PVC, PU vinyl and linoleum floors,” Lindell continued. “Today, many hundreds of millions of square meters are covered with these types of hard surfaces. With this new system from Bona, we can save the earth's resources and the floor owner’s wallet.”

Another highlight of 2018 is Bona’s new distribution center in Limburg, Germany which was built with sustainability in mind. The center has doubled Bona's capacity to handle and distribute goods and contains several environmentally minded features including electricity generation via solar panels that make the center self-sufficient. A decision to change road-borne transportation between Malmö and Limburg to trains has also significantly reduced the climate footprint.

The 2018 Sustainability Report also highlights Bona’s work to align with the United Nations’ 17 global sustainability goals as well as its mission to give back to the people and the planet. From ensuring a safe work environment to supporting reforestation efforts to combating global poverty Bona is committed to creating a better world. 

Bona's Sustainability Report for 2018 is available in its entirety at

About Bona

Bona is a family-owned company founded in 1919 that supplies products for installing, maintaining and restoring wood floors. Bona’s turnover is 2.6bn SEK (EUR 248 million) 2018. The head office is in Malmö, Sweden, and the company is represented globally by its 17 subsidiaries, 70 distributors, 600 employees and 5 factories. For more visit


About GlobeNewswire

One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York

GlobeNewswire is one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, specializing in the delivery of corporate press releases financial disclosures and multimedia content to the media, investment community, individual investors and the general public.

Subscribe to releases from GlobeNewswire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from GlobeNewswire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from GlobeNewswire

Outotec awarded a major grinding mill order in Australia18.10.2019 13:00:00 CESTPress release

OUTOTEC OYJ PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 18, 2019 AT 2:00 PM Outotec awarded a major grinding mill order in Australia Outotec has been awarded an order by Iron Bridge Operations (IBO) for the delivery of Outotec® HIGmill® high intensity grinding mills and services for the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project in Australia. IBO is a joint venture between Fortescue Metals Group subsidiary FMG Magnetite Pty Ltd and Formosa Steel IB. The order value of approximately EUR 50 million has been booked in Outotec's 2019 fourth quarter order intake. Outotec’s scope includes the design and delivery of ten advanced HIGmill grinding mills, as well as installation and commissioning and site services to support the customer with site operation and maintenance. The deliveries will take place in 2020 and 2021. When complete, the project will produce 22 million tonnes per annum of high grade 67% iron magnetite concentrate product and will deliver an energy efficient operation with globally competitive capital intensity

CrossAmerica Partners to Announce Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Results on November 718.10.2019 12:45:00 CESTPress release

Allentown, PA, Oct. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CrossAmerica Partners to Announce Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Results on November 7 ALLENTOWN, PA, October 18, 2019 – CrossAmerica Partners LP (NYSE: CAPL) today announced that it will release its third quarter 2019 results after the market closes on Thursday, November 7, 2019. In conjunction with the news release, management will host a conference call on Friday, November 8, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference call numbers are 877-420-2982 or 847-619-6129 and the passcode for both is 7118414#. A live audio webcast of the conference call and the related earnings materials, including reconciliations of any non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures and any other applicable disclosures, will be available on that same day on the investor section of the CrossAmerica website ( To listen to the audio webcast, go to After the live conference call,

Arion Bank will publish its financial results for Q3 of 2019 on Wednesday 30 October18.10.2019 12:35:00 CESTPress release

Arion Bank will publish its financial results for the third quarter of 2019 on Wednesday 30 October, after the markets have closed. Meeting / Webcast in English 31 October at 8:30 GMT (9:30 CET) Arion Bank will be hosting a meeting / webcast on Thursday 31 October at 8:30 GMT (9:30 CET) where CEO Benedikt Gislason, CFO Stefán Pétursson, Deputy CFO Eggert Teitsson and Head of Investor Relations Theodór Fridbertsson will present the results and answer questions from participants. The meeting will take place in English at the Bank’s headquarters, Borgartún19, Reykjavík, and will be streamed live. Those attending the meeting in Borgartún 19 need to register here. To participate in the webcast via telephone and to put forward questions please call in using the relevant number indicated below before the start of the webcast: SE: 46 850 558 356 IS: 354 800 7508 UK: 44 33 3300 9270 US: 1 83 3823 0587 The webcast will be accessible live on and a link will also be made avai

Announcement of the member of the Council of joint stock company Olainfarm18.10.2019 11:46:00 CESTPress release

Joint Stock Company "Olainfarm" has received an announcement from the member of its Council Janis Buks where stated that Janis Buks has not agreed to be a Member of the Council of JSC "Olainfarm" specified in the draft decisions of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on November 1, 2019 published on the website of Nasdaq Riga on October 17, 2019. JSC Olainfarm is one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in Latvia with more than 45 years of experience in production of medication and chemical and pharmaceutical products. A basic principle of company's operations is to produce reliable and effective top -quality products for Latvia and the rest of the world. Products made by the Group are being exported to more than 60 countries of the world, including the Baltics, Russia, other CIS, Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. Additional information: Jānis Dubrovskis Investor Relations Advisor of JSC Olainfarm Phone: +371 29178878 Email:

Result of Riksbank reversed auctions inflation-linked bonds18.10.2019 10:07:00 CESTPress release

Auction date 2019-10-18 Loan 3112 Coupon 0.125 % ISIN-code SE0008014062 Maturity 2026-06-01 Tendered volume, SEK mln 250 +/- 250 Volume offered, SEK mln 670 Volume bought, SEK mln 250 Number of bids 5 Number of accepted bids 4 Average yield -2.052 % Lowest accepted yield -2.068 % Highest yield -2.030 % % accepted at lowest yield 32.00 Auction date 2019-10-18 Loan 3104 Coupon 3.50 % ISIN-code SE0000556599 Maturity 2028-12-01 Tendered volume, SEK mln 250 +/- 250 Volume offered, SEK mln 600 Volume bought, SEK mln 250 Number of bids 5 Number of accepted bids 3 Average yield -1.945 % Lowest accepted yield -1.947 % Highest yield -1.940 % % accepted at lowest yield 75.00

Nokia and Telia launch 5G network in largest shopping center in the Nordics18.10.2019 10:00:00 CESTPress release

Press Release 17 October 2019 Espoo, Finland – Nokia has today announced that it will power Telia’s 5G network at the new Mall of Tripla shopping center in Helsinki, delivering next-generation connectivity for consumers, businesses and entrepreneurs. Enabled by Nokia’s 5G base stations and small cell technology, the network will deliver huge capacity, low latency and realiable connectivity. In doing so, it will give retailers and entrepreneurs the chance to test, develop and implement novel retail and lifestyle experiences. The retail industry is set to be one of the big beneficiaries of 5G. In store, retailers will be able to utilize AR and VR, facial and video recognition, and tailored in-store signage and entertainment experiences. 5G will also enable greater control over stock levels and supply chain, improved customer insights thanks to video analytics of customer behavior, and in-store robotics to better handle item movements and placements in the retail environment. Ari Kynäslah