Our People & Community

Our People & Community

Fostering Relationships And Building Strong Communities

At KapStone we strive to be a company where our employees aspire to work and stay for their entire careers. Because our employees are our greatest asset, we believe in providing an environment that fosters long-term career growth through training, competitive compensation, benefits, and a safe work environment.

Safety First, Last And Always

Providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees is a core value at KapStone. Our Health & Safety Commitment ensures our employees that we have the leadership, processes, and assessments in place to create work environments that reflect the thinking that “there is nothing we do that cannot be done safely.”

We encourage individual ownership and best practice health and safety initiatives to create an accident-free and injury-free workplace. Our dedicated safety personnel develop and administer company-wide safety policies—including annual safety audits of our manufacturing sites—to ensure the safety of each employee and compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.

Our kraft mills and corrugated box plants utilize behavior-based safety programs that combine traditional and assessment safety awareness tools with personal safety skills development. The program also offers specific critical error-reduction techniques that our employees can implement to reduce their risk of injury at work.

Employees also serve on individual department safety committees, as well as those for the business unit. Examples of safety programs include fall protection, emergency responder, hearing conservation, fire suppression, emergency action plans, Lock and Tagout, incident investigation, and comprehensive safety training systems.

All of our plants hold regular meetings to discuss safety and provide safety training to all employees. Many produce safety-focused newsletters that highlight specific safety topics, goals, and facility performance. Many of our facilities hold quarterly safety recognition award events honoring employees for meeting and exceeding safety goals throughout the year.

Health And Wellness Are Top Priorities

Employees perform best when they’re healthy. That’s why we aim to cultivate and maintain a culture of health focused on encouraging and empowering employees to make healthy lifestyle choices through awareness, prevention, and positive behavior change.

We provide our employees with access to quality healthcare and wellness programs, and many of our facilities partner with local healthcare institutions to offer health screenings, flu shots, and other programs for employees and their families.

We also offer a variety of medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and eligible dependents, as well as a fitness discount program and an Employee Assistance Program. Additionally, we offer two reimbursement accounts and a health savings account that give employees the opportunity to use pre-tax pay to fund out-of-pocket health and childcare expenses. We also provide disability benefits, life insurance, and supplemental medical insurance. In addition to health and welfare benefits, we offer a 401(k) retirement plan and an employee stock purchase program.

Educating And Developing KapStone Employees

We provide strong training programs to help workforce stay current with ever-changing technology while positioning employees for advancement within the organization.

We provide financial support to employees interested in broadening their formal education through the KapStone Tuition Reimbursement Program. And the KapStone Scholarship Program assists employees’ children who plan to continue their education in college. In 2015, $246,790 was awarded through this program.

Our management team members receive leadership and other training to help them achieve results through effective leadership.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, we select, develop, and promote employees based on the individual’s ability and job performance. It is our policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all people in all aspects of employment practices without discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as an Armed Services Veteran.

"We believe in providing an environment that fosters long-term career growth."

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