MIAMISBURG, Ohio, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NewPage Corporation, a leading producer of printing and specialty papers in North America, announced today the release of its Sustainable Development Facts and Figures 2013 report.
"There's no special formula for sustainability and environmental responsibility. It's a matter of culture; making the right operational decisions today so that our company can succeed without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same," said George Martin, president and chief executive officer for NewPage. "Our employees work hard every day to help our company become better, stronger and more sustainable than we were the day before. We are committed to creating value for our shareholders, suppliers, customers, communities and other strategic partners over the long-term."
NewPage produces an annual sustainable development report to provide its stakeholders a look at the company's performance and activities designed to improve the way it manages human, natural and financial resources. The company focuses on five areas of sustainability:
- Healthy, Safe and Engaged Employees
- Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
- Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing
- Responsible and Safe Products
- Strong, Viable Communities
The NewPage Sustainable Development Facts and Figures 2013 report provides an overview of the company's performance and latest actions in these five key areas. Highlights from the report include:
- Achieved best annual safety performance with a Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) of 1.71.
- Obtained 48 percent of its fiber from certified and recycled sources. All fiber was procured from North America and in compliance with the requirements of the U.S. Lacey Act and European Union Timber Regulation for legal fiber sources. All NewPage mills also have maintained chain-of-custody systems that are third-party certified to the Forest Stewardship Council®, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification and Sustainable Forestry Initiative® standards.
- Supplied 95 percent of the pulp used to make products from internal production.
- Used nearly 54 percent renewable biomass fuels, comprising our largest energy source.
- Achieved a 14.7 percent reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels. This achievement brings NewPage closer to the company's goal to cut total greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent from 2005 levels by 2020.
- Researched, developed and launched new products: Anthem Plus®, PointSil™ Densified Liner and LittleFoot™.
- Shipped 78 percent of product volume by U.S. EPA SmartWay™ Transport Partnership carriers.
The NewPage Sustainable Development Facts and Figures 2013 report includes performance data from January 1 through December 31, 2013. This report is available only as a downloadable PDF from the company's website. To download a printable PDF of the report, or to learn more about NewPage Corporation, please visit www.NewPageCorp.com/sustainability.
NewPage is a leading producer of printing and specialty papers in North America with $3.1 billion in net sales for the year ended December 31, 2013. NewPage is headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, and owns paper mills in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. These mills have a total annual production capacity of approximately 3.5 million tons of paper.
The company's portfolio of paper products includes coated, supercalendered and specialty papers. These papers are used in commercial printing to create corporate collateral, magazines, catalogs, books, coupons, inserts and direct mail as well as in specialty paper applications including beverage bottle labels, food and medical packaging, pressure-sensitive labels and release liners. To learn more, visit www.NewPageCorp.com.
SOURCE NewPage Corporation