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by PaperWorks

Sustainability 101

At PaperWorks, we believe sustainability reflects our Purpose, Vision, and Values. Continuous improvement is central to our sustainability strategy, driven by our desire to improve, inspire, invest, and innovate to create good products and services for our communities and our environment. Sustainability is part of being good stewards of the environment; it requires a constant process of review and refinement to ensure we continue to advance and offer value to our customers, while being environmentally friendly to the world around us.

Franklin Roosevelt once quipped, “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” PaperWorks has clear sustainability goals for water, electricity, and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reductions as part of being good stewards of the environment.

Many organizations have set decarbonization goals and what is needed now is action to reduce climate change. To support broad market transformation, organizations need to understand what solutions work. Is the solution a GHG reduction, water conservation, energy conservation, or all the above? Each organization and Global Citizen can make a difference and lead change. PaperWorks has teamed up with supporting cooperation with the Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings division, who strives to foster dialogue between organizations to drive action and set good sustainability processes.

At PaperWorks, we believe that applying sound sustainability practices improves the quality of life in the communities where we live and work. As manufacturers of recycled paperboard, we take used paperboard from other factories and used cartons from individual homes, re-pulp it all, and transform that pulp into new paperboard, ready to meet customers’ needs. Our initiatives to be good stewards of the environment include energy reduction, water conservation, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction, and reducing our solid waste to landfills.

This blog post is one of many on sustainability that PaperWorks will publish in the coming months to share a synopsis of our goals and progress in our sustainability journey. We encourage you to look around and see where you can be a good steward of the environment. We can change the world one process at a time.

Reference
Griffioen, J. (2016). The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. Bodem, (4), 30.