Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

4-Traders Homepage  >  News

News

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesHot NewsMost Read NewsRecomm.Business LeadersCalendar 

AF&PA - American Forest & Paper Association : RockTenn Wins 2013 AF&PA Sustainability Award

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
11/04/2013 | 06:08pm CEST

WASHINGTON - RockTenn has been recognized by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) as a leader in sustainability by winning an AF&PA 2013 Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Award.  The awards were presented at the association's annual meeting on Friday, Nov. 1 in Charleston, S.C.

Designed to recognize exemplary sustainability programs and initiatives, awards are given based on the merit of entries received across multiple categories. RockTenn is being honored with the 2013 Leadership in Sustainability - Paper Recovery for Recycling Award for its "RockTenn and Customer Recycling and Waste Reduction Initiative" project.

"The RockTenn initiative promotes a sustainable business model for all company stakeholders, local communities and the paper industry," said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman.  "The financial and environmental benefits from this collaborative effort will reap benefits in 2013 and beyond."

RockTenn partnered with a customer to educate the company's team members about the existing recycling program so they would become more conscious of their disposal decisions and divert recyclables from the waste stream. The initiative resulted in 61.6 percent of the customer's waste stream being recycled in 2012; 80.2 percent of the total recycle stream was composed of cardboard and mixed paper.

"RockTenn has a long-standing legacy of recycling and using renewable resources to reduce our environmental impact," said Steve Voorhees, Chief Executive Officer of RockTenn. "We are delighted, along with AF&PA, to recognize the team of RockTenn co-workers who collaborated with their customer to achieve the environmental benefits of recycling a significantly greater the portion of their waste stream."
AF&PA releases its biennial Sustainability Report every other year, which in 2012 showed that the U.S. pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturing industry has made significant, measurable progress toward achieving its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability initiative.  AF&PA will release its next report in mid-2014.

AF&PA member company applicants are considered annually in two categories -
"Innovation in Sustainability" and "Leadership in Sustainability" - with five "Leadership" subcategories: Paper Recovery for Recycling, Energy Efficiency/Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Sustainable Forest Management, Safety, and Water. Projects that support progress toward the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goals qualify for recognition in the "Leadership" category; projects that merit recognition for their contribution to sustainable business practices but that do not specifically address one of these goals may be recognized in the "Innovation" category.

For more information about the Sustainability Awards program and AF&PA's Better Practices initiative, visit www.afandpa.org/sustainability.

# # #


Editor's Note: Click here to retrieve a photo (caption included) of the award winners.

About AF&PA
The American Forest & Paper Association is the national trade association of the forest products industry, representing pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturers, and forest landowners.  Our companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources that sustain the environment.  The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4.5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP.  Industry companies produce about $200 billion in products annually and employ nearly 900,000 men and women, exceeding employment levels in the automotive, chemicals and plastics industries.  The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states.  Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.

About RockTenn
RockTenn (NYSE:RKT) is one of North America's leading integrated manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging. RockTenn's 26,000 employees are committed to exceeding their customers' expectations - every time. The Company operates locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and China. For more information, visit www.rocktenn.com.

distributed by
share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
Latest news
Date Title
06:01a TELSTRA : Media Release
06:01a PRESS RELEASE : Food Action Program in Action at Cornland in Dompu, NTB
06:00a NVIDIA : Wins Quartet of Major Awards at Computex
05:56a BASHNEFTEGEOFIZIKA : "BASHNEFTEGEOFIZIKA" JSC will take part in anniversary exhibition "GAS. OIL. TECHNOLOGIES-2017»
05:56a BASHNEFTEGEOFIZIKA : Future stars of russian football grow up under the flag of jsc "bashneftegeofizika"
05:56a AUSWIDE BANK : 26/05/17 Auswide Bank wins national Innovative Home Loan Award
05:51a BASHNEFTEGEOFIZIKA : "bashneftegeofizika" jsc will talk about lean production again
05:46a PHILIPPINES : Building Competitive, Sustainable and Inclusive Cities
05:46a WORLD BANK : Opening Remarks of Country Director Mara Warwick for the Philippines Urbanization Review Launch
05:46a VIETNAM : World Bank Approves $72.52 million Additional Financing to Improve Infrastructure Facilities in Da Nang
Latest news
Advertisement
Hot News 
Most Read News
05/28 INTERNATIONAL CONSOLIDATED AIRLNS : Britain's Heathrow says BA still experiencing some disruptions
05/28 EMIRATES TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROP : Joyalukkas opens Damascus St Al Qusais showroom
05/28 SAVILLS : Investors Flock to Secure Student Accommodation
05/28 AUSTRALIAN BAUXITE : ABx Chairman's Address to AGM
05/28 Gazprom executive to meet EU antitrust chief, may have to improve concessions
Most recommended articles
05/22 NOBLE : shares tumble after S&P ratings downgrade
05/28DJNEWS HIGHLIGHTS : Top Global Markets News of the Day
05/28 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS : considers adding capacity at China chip plant
05/28 INTERNATIONAL CONSOLIDATED AIRLNS : Britain's Heathrow says BA still experiencing some disruptions
05/28 DOLLAR INDEX : steady, markets take North Korea missile test in stride