MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 7, 2018 (CNW) -Kruger Products L.P., Canada's leading manufacturer of Cashmere and Purex bathroom tissue, SpongeTowel Paper Towels and Scotties facial tissue, has been named one of Corporate Knights' 2018 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. The annual ranking of corporate sustainability performance recognizes Kruger Products' long investment in environmental stewardship.
"Kruger Products announced its first sustainable development program almost a decade ago, and we have made massive strides since. It's an honour to be recognized for our leadership and ongoing commitment to sustainability in every form," said Dino Bianco, CEO, Kruger Products.
Corporate Knights evaluated 17 key performance indicators to make their decision. The indicators are comprehensive and include environmental, diversity, financial management, and clean revenue. All publicly traded companies, privately owned or Crown corporations with revenue of at least $1 Bil and evidence of sustainability reporting are considered.
In its first year on the Best 50 Corporate Citizens list, Kruger Products' has been ranked #40. In 2017, Kruger Products was named a Corporate Knights Future 40 Responsible Leader, which recognizes Canada's top small and mid-sized companies demonstrating leadership in sustainability.
"Reducing energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and improving the health and safety of our employees are our top priorities and the foundation of our Sustainability 2020 commitment," said Steven Sage, Kruger Products' Vice President, Sustainability & Innovation.
Since 2010, Kruger Products has made aggressive steps to address sustainability in a number of areas where it can make the most impact. This includes energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, transportation efficiencies and reductions in packaging materials. The company offers one of the largest portfolios of third-party certified products in North America and is the first Canadian tissue manufacturer to receive a FSC certification.
About Kruger Products:
KPLP is Canada's leading manufacturer of quality tissue products for household, industrial and commercial use. KPLP serves the Canadian consumer market with such well-known brands as Cashmere , Purex , SpongeTowels , Scotties ' and White Swan . In the U.S., KPLP manufactures the White Cloud brand, as well as many private label products. The Away-From-Home division manufactures and distributes high-quality, cost-effective product solutions to a wide range of commercial and public entities. KPLP has approximately 2,500 employees and has been named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2018 and a Greater Toronto Area Top Employer for the previous six years. The Company operates eight FSC COC-certified (FSC C-104904) production facilities in North America.