Applications for our 2024 Sustainability Awards opens in February.
2023 AF&PA Sustainability Award Winners
LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY — SAFETY
Save My Life Digital Work Process
Save My Life is a digital platform that was built by and for frontline employees. This system uses technology to provide a guided framework to ensure workers have the best information and control measures to prevent serious injuries and fatalities.
LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY — WATER MANAGEMENT
Wastewater Reduction at Cloquet Mill
Ongoing efforts and innovative manufacturing processes implemented at Sappi’s Cloquet Mill contributed to an overall reduction in the amount of and improvement in the quality of wastewater being returned to the environment.
LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY — CIRCULAR VALUE CHAIN
Boardio™ Paper-based Packaging
Boardio is a paper-based bottle, developed by Graphic Packaging in collaboration with Perfetti Van Melle for their Mentos gum. The innovative solution provides a renewable and recyclable packaging option.
LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY — GHG REDUCTION
Renewable Natural Gas Project
Sonoco and GreenGasUSA launched the first industrial waste renewable natural gas project in the southeast U.S. By capturing biogas from its Hartsville, SC mill’s wastewater treatment system and displacing the need for fossil natural gas, Sonoco has reduced GHG emissions for the mill by over 90%.
LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABILITY — RESILIENT U.S. FORESTS
Forest Bird Conservation
International Paper and the American Bird Conservancy teamed up to enhance bird habitats in working forests. Landowners, suppliers, conservationists and bird specialists work together to advance wildlife habitats.