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Clearwater Paper releases 2017 corporate social responsibilty (CSR) report

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Clearwater Paper releases 2017 corporate social responsibilty (CSR) report

November 28, 2017 - 18:55
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SPOKANE, WA, Nov. 28, 2017 (Business Wire) -Clearwater Paper Corporation today released the company’s latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, building on a history of sustainable commitment to our customers, employees, communities and the environment. The report shares data from the past two years, providing a comprehensive update on the company’s performance on environmental, social and governance topics that matter most to Clearwater Paper stakeholders involved with or impacted by our company.

“At Clearwater Paper, we look at sustainability as a continuous improvement journey that reflects our strong commitment to being part of the solution in a changing and challenging world,” said Linda Massman, president and CEO. “As such, we are pleased to present this CSR report, which was developed using current Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 guidelines.”

Highlights from the report include:

    68 percent reduction in waste to landfill since 2012

    10 percent reduction in water usage since 2012

    23 percent reduction in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) since 2012

    9 percent reduction in recordable safety incidents since 2012

This latest report is the company’s first using GRI principles and policies. GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being. This enables real action to create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards are developed with true multi-stakeholder contributions and rooted in the public interest.

The report can be found at


Clearwater Paper manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing facilities across the nation. The company is a premier supplier of private label tissue to major retailers and wholesale distributors, including grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores. In addition, the company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters, and offers services that include custom sheeting, slitting and cutting. Clearwater Paper's employees build shareholder value by developing strong customer partnerships through quality and service.