AF&PA Announces Sustainability Award Winners

Nov 07, 2013

  By Donna Harman
  President and CEO

  AF&PA’s annual Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability
  Awards recognize exemplary sustainability programs and initiatives
  in the paper and wood products manufacturing industry. Awards are
  given based on the merit of entries received across multiple
  categories. 

This year, five companies were chosen to receive six sustainability awards from 23 outstanding submissions across the industry: Leadership in Sustainability awards were given to KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation’s Longview Mill (Energy Efficiency/Greenhouse Gas Reduction); RockTenn (Paper Recovery for Recycling); Domtar (Safety, and Sustainable Forest Management); and Georgia-Pacific Brunswick Cellulose Operation (Water). Graphic Packaging International won the Innovation in Sustainability award.

The winning projects are representative of the ingenuity, innovation and hard work taking place across the industry, putting us on the path to achieving the industry’s sustainability goals by 2020.

View more details about the award-winning projects and see photos of the award ceremony here.

The Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Awards are part of AF&PA’s industry- wide sustainability initiative. AF&PA’s next sustainability progress report will be released in mid-2014.