Smurfit Kappa has announced that two of its European operations have restarted following extended shut downs during the first quarter of 2016. The company's PM4 machine, at its Sangüesa mill in Northern Spain, will now produce 30,000 tonnes per annum of high value Machine Glazed (MG) papers following its conversion from a 65,000 tonne per annum containerboard machine. Smurfit Kappa's PM1 machine, at its Roermond mill in the Netherlands, has been completely rebuilt to produce 260,000 tons per annum of recycled containerboard. This is an increase of 40,000 tons per year. This machine has the capability to produce lighter weight papers, serving current market trends at a reduced cost per tonne.
Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) has named Kimberly-Clark to its 20th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance amongst the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies.
For Kimberly-Clark, this marks the 11th year that the company has been included in the list.
“At Kimberly-Clark, everything we do is motivated by our vision to lead the world in essentials for a better life,” said Lisa Morden, Vice President for Safety and Sustainability. “Whether through social impact, climate leadership or diversity programs, we know that pursuing outstanding corporate citizenship is not only good for business, it’s great for our employees and the communities where we live and work.”
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is based on 134 total corporate disclosure and performance factors in seven categories: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights and stakeholders and society.
“U.S. corporate leadership matters more than ever to drive progress on environmental and social topics like climate change,” said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media, which publishes CR Magazine. “CR Magazine is proud to celebrate 20 years of advancing ESG transparency and performance through the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Each year, we measure the increasingly competitive progress of brands on ESG topics. Transparency and public commitments make corporate responsibility and sustainability programs stronger. We congratulate those honored on this year’s ranking for their commitment to the triple bottom line.”
Kimberly-Clark’s commitment to corporate citizenship, sustainability and inclusion has maintained the company’s position on the 2019 Just 100 as well as Forbes ‘Best Employers for Diversity 2019, Reputation Institute’s Global RepTrak 100 and Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies.
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