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Newark Group outlines 2020 sustainability goals including 10% cut in energy use and GHG emissions, 12% cut in water use

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Newark Group outlines 2020 sustainability goals including 10% cut in energy use and GHG emissions, 12% cut in water use

October 16, 2012 - 03:59
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CRANFORD, NJ, Oct. 16, 2012 (Press Release) -The Newark Group (www.newarkgroup.com), a leader in the collection of secondary fibers and the manufacturing and converting of 100% recycled paperboard, today revealed its 2020 Sustainability Goals. The goals, part of the Company's sustainability project that began in late 2010, align The Newark Group with the AF&PA 2020 Better Practices Better Planet Goal and with the Company's personal objectives.

"The Newark Group was founded on the concept of sustainability so it is only natural that we continue to do our part to align with the goals of the AF&PA as well as live up to our own standards," said Frank Papa, President and CEO. He added, "Our commitment to sustainability is unwavering and encompasses not only the sustainability of the environment, but also a commitment to sustainable business practices."

Among the stated goals of The Newark Group are: a 10% reduction in energy use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions; a 12% reduction in Water Use; a 15% reduction in Solid Waste and a 30% reduction in Incident Rate to lead to improved employee safety. Separately, The Newark Group will continue its ongoing tracking and measurement of sustainable business practices that include community involvement, employee engagement and fiscal responsibility.

About The Newark Group

The Newark Group is a vertically-integrated leader in 100% recycled paperboard collection, manufacturing and converting with 46 locations across the U.S., Canada and Europe. Founded in 1912, the Company is committed to innovation and to becoming, for customers, employees and communities, a recognized, reliable and respected leader in 100% recycled paperboard innovations. The Newark Group operates with the belief that nothing is impossible, and that innovation only matters if it improves processes or outcomes for our customers.