February 2014 - Let paper be your Valentine! Paper Valentine’s Day cards are made to save in a special place and enjoy over and over. Or until you clean out the closet – paper cards are easily recyclable and sustainably made. See why paper makes life better at http://bit.ly/11vU93X.
AF&PA Recycling Awards
February 2014 - The AF&PA Recycling Awards honor outstanding paper recycling programs of businesses, communities and schools across the country. Efforts like
the Recycling Awards encourage and increase paper recovery for recycling, which contributes to AF&PA’s Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 goal of exceeding 70 percent paper recovery by 2020.
MWV releases Corporate Responsibility Report
January 2014 - MWV’s 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report showcases stories about the people, policies, and projects that make their sustainability commitments come to life.
The report includes chapters on product innovation, planet, people, and global community. To read the full report, click here.
Sappi Showcases Sustainability Leadership with Notable Industry Research
December 2013 - Sappi Fine Paper North America’s white paper series, eQ Insights, addresses common stereotypes and misconceptions by examining important sustainability issues in the paper industry.
In the latest edition, Sappi covers the life cycle assessment (LCA) of paper products, providing thought-provoking context and sharing their findings to help readers rethink their current analysis processes.
2013 Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Award Winners
November 2013 - Five AF&PA company members were awarded for their sustainability initiatives.
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.
For more information on the award-winning projects, and to see pictures of the awards ceremony, click here.
Domtar showcases progress in 2012 Sustainable Growth Report
October 2013 - Domtar Corporation’s 2012 Sustainable Growth Report highlights the company’s best year on record for health and safety performance, over 76 percent renewable energy use, decreased greenhouse gas emissions intensity, and increased certified fiber use.
Domtar tracks progress through a framework of 35 key performance indicators, including increasing production efficiency, reducing environmental footprint, promoting employee development, serving customers better and contributing more effectively to host communities.
Sonoco releases Corporate Responsibility Report
September 2013 - Sonoco released its 2012-2013 Corporate Responsibility Report in July, showing continued progress towards its global sustainability targets.
Sonoco uses Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines, a voluntary framework of principles and indicators, to measure and report their economic, environmental and social performance.
International Paper Releases 2012 Sustainability Report
August 2013 - International Paper released its 2012 Sustainability Report on June 27, reporting progress against its voluntary goals including certified fiber use, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, and water quality improvement.
The 12 environmental and social goals set by International Paper in 2011 are targeted to be achieve by 2020. Using a 2010 baseline, the company is reporting goal progress in its report.
Monadnock Paper Mills recognized for commitment to social responsibility and sustainable innovation
July 2013 - Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. was recently inducted into the New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) Cornerstone Hall of Fame.
Monadnock Paper Mills, a prior winner of the NHBSR Cornerstone Award, was honored for reducing its impact on the environment and making a positive contribution to the surrounding community. Monadnock also received a citation from the governor for its dedication to and promotion of corporate social responsibility among the greater business community of New Hampshire.