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Sustainability: What We Believe

A message from Michael P. Doss, President and Chief Executive Officer

Graphic Packaging International’s global business is based on a simple concept: Inspired packaging that makes a world of difference. We create innovative packaging that helps our customers' products stand out on the shelf while offering convenience and quality to their consumers. 

Our product portfolio emphasizes renewable and recycled materials. We utilize all the wood that comes into our virgin paperboard mills, either to manufacture paperboard or to produce power through biomass. At our CUK and SBS mills, we generate most of our electricity from renewable energy sources and send excess energy back to the local power grid. Virtually all our products are recyclable, and for those that aren’t, we collaborate with external stakeholders -- including our customers and suppliers -- to implement innovative solutions to recapture valuable fiber to make new products. 

We recognize that our success isn’t possible without the vitality of the local communities where we operate. As a responsible corporate citizen, our commitment to those communities is guided by three pillars: Preserving the Environment, Putting Food on the Table and Investing in Education. I am proud to say that our employees worldwide engage with schools to introduce the science behind recycling paper to create new packaging. We participate in river clean-ups, volunteer at food kitchens and organize school supply drives. We mentor youth through organizations such as Junior Achievement and Boy Scouts of America, and at a corporate level, we match a portion of employee contributions to the United Way to enhance localized community support.

Making a difference in our industry and in our community is essential to our sustainability, and we commit to it every day.

Please watch the video below to learn more about how we view sustainability.