“EPA’s proposed rule recognizes Washington’s stringent, but attainable standards to protect human health for all communities, and we will work to see that this dynamic is ultimately maintained,” said Harman. “Washington has a long record of scientifically-based environmental stewardship. The 2016 rule proposed for withdrawal imposed federally-mandated, unachievable standards that provide no measurable human health improvement.” BACKGROUND: AF&PA has long advocated that the Obama Administration’s federal rule wrongfully over-rode Washington’s comprehensive approach to high water quality standards. In February of 2017, AF&PA joined with eight other organization in filing a joint petition with EPA, arguing that the Washington state standards provided a more attainable, yet protective approach to water quality. Click Read More below for additional information.
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) recently released its 2014 sustainability report, which continues to demonstrate the company’s progress towards meeting its 2020 sustainability goals. The goals were developed based on the company’s commitment to social responsibility and extend well beyond applicable laws and regulations mandated by federal, state and local government entities.
The report conforms to a voluntary standard defined by the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 guidelines, reporting at a core level, and compares the company’s performance to the 2010 year as the baseline. Also included in KapStone’s report is a materiality assessment review, which engaged stakeholders to evaluate perception of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
“I want to thank all of our stakeholders, which include customers, employees and suppliers for contributing to KapStone’s progress against our sustainability goals and for supporting our company principles in such a meaningful and impactful way. While challenges remain, we will continue to strive to be the best corporate citizen possible and trust that our stakeholders will continue to support our efforts for years to come,” said KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer, Matt Kaplan.