Lenzing places €500 million bond tied to its sustainability rating

LENZING, Austria, December 2, 2019-

Lenzing AG forges new paths in the financing of operative growth: As one of the first companies in the world, on November 27, 2019, the leading producer of wood based cellulose fibers successfully positioned a bonded loan bound to its sustainability performance.

For this type of loan, the interest is linked to Lenzing's performance in the area of sustainability and is annually reviewed and assessed by an independent sustainability agency. The MSCI agency, which undertakes the rating in Lenzing's case, recently awarded the company an A rating.  The innovative and sustainability-based financing of a bonded loan is a consistent step in the implementation of its own corporate strategy “sCore TEN”, with a focus on sustainability and environmental protection. 

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