Pledges five-year reduction goals for water, air, greenhouse gases,
SPOKANE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) today announced
publication of its initial Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report,
demonstrating the company's commitment to sustainability and outlining
our undertaking for continuous improvement.
The CSR will serve as a benchmark against which to measure the company's
progress on several key metrics. The report pledges resource investments
in strategies and projects that reduce the company's environmental
footprint associated with water, air, greenhouse gas emissions, waste
"Sustainability has been part of our DNA for more than a century," said
Linda Massman, president and CEO of Clearwater Paper. "This report
formalizes our long-demonstrated commitment to doing business in a way
that is good for people, good for the environment, and good for the
future of the company."
Specifically, Clearwater Paper's CSR outlines the company's goals to
reduce water consumption by 20 percent, energy consumption by 15
percent, manufacturing solid waste to landfills by 20 percent and
greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by 2017. The full CSR report can
be viewed at: www.clearwaterpaper.com.
"Developing and issuing our first CSR gave us the opportunity to share
information about our innovative historical projects as well as define
future sustainability expectations," said Marv Lewallen, vice president
of environmental, energy, and sustainability. "Sharing future CSR's will
be an exciting and constructive method in which to show progress against
our goals and demonstrate our successes in all aspects of our
Most of Clearwater Paper's carbon emissions are related to consumption
of purchased energy used to produce paper products at 15 manufacturing
locations in the U.S. and Canada.
Clearwater Paper has already taken significant strides as a pioneer in
green power generation. Since 1980, the company has generated
approximately 50 megawatts annually in renewable energy at its Lewiston,
Idaho, woody biomass facility. In another example, the company's East
Hartford tissue facility generates a significant portion of its
electrical needs with a combined heat and power system, which also
generates approximately 10 percent of its steam and heat water
Supply chain management is another area of importance. Clearwater Paper
will build from existing initiatives including the practice of sourcing
100 percent of the wood fiber used in products from certified or
controlled sources and using recycled material in packaging.
The CSR report also calls for renewed emphasis on employee health and
well-being. The company's safety performance and an enhanced employee
wellness program are among the areas of the company's focus.
"From major initiatives such as sourcing fiber from certified suppliers
to less-visible practices like our employee safety program, we have a
shared responsibility to our stakeholders and stockholders to ensure
that our company, industry and the environment endure for future
generations," concluded Massman.
ABOUT CLEARWATER PAPER
Clearwater Paper manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home
tissue, parent roll tissue, machine glazed tissue, bleached paperboard
and pulp at 15 manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Canada. The
company is a premier supplier of private label tissue to major retailers
and wholesale distributors. This includes grocery, drug, mass merchants
and discount stores. The company also produces bleached paperboard used
by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters. Clearwater
Paper's employees build shareholder value by developing strong customer
relationships through quality and service.
For additional information on Clearwater Paper, please visit the
company's website at www.clearwaterpaper.com.
Clearwater Paper Corporation
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Source: Clearwater Paper Corporation
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