WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 14, 2016 (Press Release) -The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) presented its 2016Better Practices, Better Planet 2020Sustainability Awards at AF&PA’s annual meeting on Friday, Nov. 11 in Cary, North Carolina.
Five AF&PA member companies received awards from 23 outstanding submissions across the industry:http://afandpa.org/sustainability/sustainability-award-winners
“Our members’ efforts to improve the sustainability of their operations aid progress toward theBetter Practices, Better Planet 2020goals and keep our industry at the forefront of sustainable manufacturing,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman. “We applaud the ingenuity and commitment of these award-winning initiatives.”
2016 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners
Leadership in Sustainability – Paper Recovery for Recycling
Dart Container Corporation: Dart Container Employee Recycling Center
Leadership in Sustainability – Energy Efficiency/Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Sappi North America: Hood Heat Recovery Project at Somerset
Leadership in Sustainability – Safety
WestRock Company: Safety First, Safety Always
Leadership in Sustainability – Water
Procter & Gamble: Water Conservation Response
Innovation in Sustainability
Georgia-Pacific: Protecting Endangered Forests and Special Areas
Designed to recognize exemplary sustainability programs and initiatives in the paper and wood products manufacturing industry, AF&PA’s annual awards are given based on the merit of entries received across multiple categories. Projects that support progress toward theBetter Practices, Better Planet 2020sustainability goals qualify for recognition in the “Leadership” category, which has five subcategories that correspond to the goals: Paper Recovery for Recycling, Energy Efficiency/Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Sustainable Forest Management, Safety, and Water. The “Innovation in Sustainability” award is reserved for projects that merit recognition for their contribution to sustainable business practices, not one of the goals specifically.
AF&PA’s 2016 Sustainability Report showed that the U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry has made significant, measurable progress toward achieving itsBetter Practices, BetterPlanet 2020sustainability goals. For more information, visitsustainability.afandpa.org.