Announces Six Sustainability Goals for 2020
NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 28, 2012--
RockTenn (NYSE:RKT) today released its inaugural Corporate
Sustainability Report, which affirms the company’s long-standing
commitment to sustainability and outlines its 2020 sustainability goals.
“RockTenn has been producing paper-based packaging from recycled
materials since our founding in 1936,” said Jim Rubright, Chairman and
CEO of RockTenn. “Our core business activities were founded on recycling
products that create economic value by reusing materials otherwise bound
for waste streams.
“Our belief is that our operations can be more than consistent with an
environmentally sustainable planet. We can be part of the solution and
have a net positive impact on the environment,” Rubright continued.
“These formal sustainability goals are further evidence of our ongoing
commitment to our environment, our people and our performance.”
RockTenn’s 2020 Sustainability Goals
Reduce energy use by 10 percent
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent
Reduce water use by 12 percent
Reduce solid waste by 15 percent
Achieve chain-of-custody certifications for 100 percent of facilities
Improve employee safety by 30 percent
“This report provides a summary of our approach to sustainability,
progress toward our goals and examples of excellence and sustainability
in action throughout our company,” said Jessica Kimbrough, Chair of
RockTenn’s Sustainability Council and Vice President, Marketing,
Consumer Packaging. “While we have made significant progress, we know
there is opportunity to improve and we will constantly aspire to do so.”
For complete details on RockTenn’s Sustainability Goals, see the full
Sustainability Report at www.rocktenn.com.
RockTenn is one of North America's leading integrated manufacturers of
corrugated and consumer packaging and recycling solutions. 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.
John Stakel, 678-291-7900
Director, Corporate Communications