Nine specific, actionable and attainable targets are at the core of Kruger Products’ Sustainability 2015 initiative, based on a 2009 reference year. Collectively, they demonstrably extend our ongoing efforts to reduce our ecological footprint and make our products and operations more sustainable.
TARGET #1: Manufacture our products
using only 100% third-party-certified fibre, ensuring that the
fibre in our products comes from only sustainably harvested forests
and/or recycled material containing a high percentage of post-consumer
TARGET #2: Achieved March 2011! Receive Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody Certification ensuring accountability from forest to product to shelf.
TARGET #3: Reduce our packaging
by 5% without compromising product protection standards, while
also increasing our use of recycled, recyclable and biodegradable
TARGET #4: Add to our more than 90 third-party-certified products and continue to be the leading manufacturer of such innovative tissue paper products.
TARGET #5: Reduce our overall
energy consumption by 15% by streamlining our manufacturing processes
and implementing an array of energy-reduction and efficiency
TARGET #6: Reduce our greenhouse
gas emissions by 15% by reducing our consumption of traditional
energy and increasing our use of alternative and renewable energy.
TARGET #7: Reduce our emissions
from transportation by 15% through improved logistics and shipping
efficiencies, and increased use of lower carbon-emitting modes
of transportation, such as rail.
TARGET #8: Reduce our total water
consumption by 15%, without compromising our wastewater treatment
standards that are already substantially in excess of government
TARGET #9: Reduce the amount of
solid waste and manufacturing byproducts that we send to landfill
by 20% through a systematic program of industrial-grade recycling,
reuse and reduction initiatives.