Sustainability Reporting

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Sharing Our Sustainability Impact

Our sustainability efforts have shaped, and continue to shape, who we are as a company and how we see ourselves moving forward, every day. Here you can track our progress from when we started reporting in 2017 to our most recent release. We appreciate your interest in our sustainability efforts, and we welcome your questions, comments and feedback so that we can contribute to creating a more inclusive society and a more sustainable planet.

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Recognitions and Ratings

We understand that our stakeholders evaluate us based on our sustainability performance. We value these external recognitions and ratings, as they guide our sustainability journey and help us become better, every day.

Graphic Packaging ranked on Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies for 2024.

Data Center

Click on each of the Social and Environment topics to the left to view a summary of relevant metrics for each topic.

Employees1FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021FY 2022
Employees at Year End~19,000~19,00024,18224,263
Women in Total Global Workforce21%21%23%23%
Women in Global Leadership Team21%25%22%27%
Women in Executive Team40%27%20%33%
Ethnic Diversity in Total US Workforce23%25%29%30%
Ethnic Diversity in US Leadership Team8%9%11%19%
Ethnic Diversity in Executive Team20%27%40%33%
Employee Hiring Rate27%32%
Employee Voluntary Attrition12%13%19%21%
Employee Involuntary Attrition7%8%6%9%
Employees Covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements41%41%52%62%

1. Inclusive of total global workforce unless otherwise noted.

2. 2019-2021 data are for legacy US Graphic Packaging only. 2022 data include Americas and APAC regions. EMEA is excluded.

Board of DirectorsFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021FY 2022
Women on the Board of Directors22%22%30%30%
Ethnic Diversity on the Board of Directors 0%0%0%10%
SafetyFY 2019FY 2020FY 2021FY 2022
Total Reportable Incident Rate (TRIR)
Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR)0.350.310.410.31
Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART)0.620.680.710.56
LIFE Injuries89104
LIFE Injury Rate0.

Rate is defined as number of events per 100 workers per year. Includes Graphic Packaging employees and contractors working under our control.

Fiber Sourcing (metric tons)FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021FY 2022
Fresh Wood Fiber Consumed9,874,0009,149,0009,155,0009,385,000
Percentage Chain of Custody Certified24%25%24%22%
Recycled Fiber Consumed991,0001,030,0001,226,0001,260,000
Production (metric tons)FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021FY 2022
Total Paperboard Production3,566,0003,575,0003,489,0003,698,000
Total Paper Mill Byproducts Produced59,00069,000
Total Converted Paperboard3,211,0003,567,000
Percentage Recycled Paperboard Converted33%34%
Energy Use (in MWh)FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021FY 2022
Total Purchased Electricity1,559,0001,468,5001,721,7001,951,200
Total Purchased Electricity – Percentage Renewable0%0%2%2%
Total Fuel Use24,683,80025,027,00025,698,90026,372,400
Percentage Renewable Fuel Use71%69%69%69%
Total Energy Use26,242,80026,495,50027,431,30028,335,500
Percentage Renewable Energy67%65%65%64%
Mill Division Energy Use25,331,10025,586,90026,185,70027,044,600
Mills Percentage Renewable Energy70%67%68%67%
Mills Total Energy Intensity (MWh/metric ton saleable board)
Packaging Energy Use911,700908,6001,245,5001,290,900
Packaging Percentage Renewable Energy0%0%3%4%
Packaging Total Energy Intensity (MWh/metric ton converted board)0.340.36
GHG Emissions (in metric tons CO2e)FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021FY 2022
Scope 1 – Direct Emissions1,318,7001,441,5001,604,1001,626,900
Scope 2 – Indirect Emissions – Market-Based824,200680,400714,500828,400
Total Emissions: Scope 1 and 2 – Market Based2,142,9002,121,9002,318,6002,455,300
Mills Scope 1 and 2 – Market-Based1,777,3001,787,0001,890,4002,019,200
Packaging Emissions: Scope 1 and 2 – Market-Based365,600334,900428,200436,100
Mills GHG Emissions Intensity (MT CO2e/MT saleable board)0.500.500.540.55
Packaging GHG Emissions Intensity (MT CO2e/MT convertable board)0.120.12
Scope 3 – Indirect Value Chain Emissions (million metric tons)3.503.586.656.96
Air Emissions (in metric tons) FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021FY 2022
NOx Emissions5,4005,2005,1005,500
SOx Emissions1,4001,8001,3001,300
VOC Emissions4,6004,100
PM10 Emissions1,6001,600

Reported for mills division only.

Water Use (in megaliters)FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021FY 2022
Stressed Watershed Withdrawal/Total Withdrawals0.22%0.20%0.22%0.22%
Mills Water Influent Intensity (megaliters/metric ton saleable board)0.0450.0430.0430.043

Influent water intensity calculation includes withdrawals, raw material water, and reclaimed water input sources. Storm water not used in the mill process is excluded.

Water Quality1 (in metric tons)FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021FY 2022
Discharged BOD3,7703,320
Discharged Total Suspended Solids6,2004,080
Discharged AOX130160

Reported for virgin mills only.

Waste Generation (in metric tons)FY 2019FY 2020FY 2021FY 2022
Waste to Energy27,20027,200
Other Disposal152,20012,200
Beneficial Use615,7001,145,200
Recycled Fiber573,400974,500
Other Recycled Materials42,000155,800

CDP – 2023 Climate Change

CDP – 2023 Forests

CDP – 2023 Water Security

Refer to the CDP website to view and
download copies of prior year Climate Change, Water Security and Forests CDP responses.


Fiber Sourcing Certifications

2022 GPI Assurance Statement    (English | French)

2021 GPI Assurance Statement    (English | French)

2020 GPI Assurance Statement    (English | French)

2019 GPI Assurance Statement    (English | French)

2022 Employer Information Report EEO-1