Sustainable Sourcing

Sustainable Sourcing: One Way We Protect the Environment

We believe that protecting our planet is a prerequisite for doing business. That’s why we do everything possible to have minimal impact on the environment in every phase of our operations:

  • Our raw materials come from sustainable and renewable sources.
  • We produce environmentally friendly products.
  • We recycle chemicals, water, heat and fuel throughout our manufacturing processes.
  • We recycle waste wherever we can.
  • We deliver our products to customers in ways that minimize environmental impacts.

SUSTAINABLE SOURCING: ONE WAY WE PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

We believe that protecting our planet is a prerequisite for doing business. That’s why we do everything possible to have minimal impact on the environment in every phase of our operations:

  • Our raw materials come from sustainable and renewable sources
  • We produce environmentally friendly products.
  • We recycle chemicals, water, heat and fuel throughout our manufacturing processes.
  • We recycle waste wherever we can.
  • We deliver our products to customers in ways that minimize environmental impacts.

Certification Initiatives

Our sustainable forestry policy states our commitment to help create sustainable forests for generations to come. One way we do this is though our proactive involvement in various sustainable forestry certification programs, including Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

Each of these organizations provides a rigorous set of environmental standards that participating companies must abide by in order to be certified by them. Those standards are aimed at encouraging a broad range of interdependent actions that create healthy forests. Some issues addressed include water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, endangered species and forests of exceptional conservation value.

CERTIFIED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS

All operations throughout KapStone are certified to one or more of these certification programs. In addition, our paper mills, chip mills and sawmill are all certified to the highest levels of Chain-of-Custody certification from both SFI and PEFC, and all Mill Division locations except the Longview paper mill are FSC Chain-of-Custody certified. Chain of Custody is the highest level of certification possible and relatively few companies aspire to achieve it. We’re proud to be among them.

"We have a direct influence on our suppliers to practice environmentally sound measures through encouraging responsible harvesting, replanting and recycling of raw materials." —Eric Smith, KapStone’s Forest Certification Manager

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Sustainability Goals