The WE Soda Group is the global leader in the production of natural soda ash – one of the most widely used commodities in the world, which is used in the manufacture of glass, soap, paper and lithium carbonate for electric vehicle batteries. The Group prides itself as a leader in operating and producing soda ash in the most sustainable manner possible and is committed to operating sustainably in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
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WE Soda becomes the first issuer to be admitted to TISE Sustainable by holding the qualifying credential of an ESG Rating.
Appleby Jersey Partner Christophe Kalinauckas commented: ‘We are pleased once again to have acted as a facilitator for listings on The International Stock Exchange – we are particularly delighted to assist WE Soda with admission to TISE Sustainable. This is the first admission of an issuer based on an ESG Rating. It was great to have worked with Latham & Watkins on this market-leading listing”.
The Appleby listing team comprised Christophe Kalinauckas, Counsel Paul Worsnop, Associates Michael Davies, Tsebo Masia and Paralegal Sarah McDonald. Appleby worked closely with Latham & Watkins on the listing.
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