RockTenn 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