Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - May 12, 2022
WestRock Sets 2030 Goals
WestRock Company, a provider of sustainable paper and packaging solutions, set science-based targets to reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions by 27.5% by 2030 from a 2019 base year and Scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services, fuel and energy activities, upstream and downstream transportation and distribution, and end of life treatment of sold products by 27.5% by 2030 from a 2019 base year.
The company also will promote sustainable forestry and seeks to ensure forests where they operate remain forest positive by sourcing 100% of virgin fiber from responsibly managed forests and investing in the future of sustainable forestry by supporting certification of 1.5 million acres of forestland to recognized forest management standards by FY2030.
By 2025, 100% of WestRock's products will be recyclable, compostable or reusable, driving the transition to a more circular economy through cutting-edge innovation. Details were provided in the company’s 2021 Sustainability Report.
“Sustainability and innovation are fundamental to our vision to become the world’s best paper and packaging company,” said WestRock CEO David B. Sewell in a statement. “We’re proud of the major strides we’ve made over the last year by investing in sustainability, supporting our teammates and setting meaningful, transparent targets to hold ourselves accountable. The measurable targets we’ve put forth in the report demonstrate how we deliver valuable support and innovation to our customers. It captures how we’re helping them reach their sustainability goals while winning in the marketplace.”