Progress with Purpose

Georgia-Pacific's Commitment to Sustainability

At Georgia-Pacific, we strive to be a preferred partner and drive continuous improvement to create sustainable outcomes that benefit society. Our focus is to make progress daily, improving performance by living a principle of stewardship, embracing creative destruction, improving efficiencies, eliminating waste, finding new ways of meeting needs, and driving conservation activities that leave more resources available to satisfy other needs in society. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.

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Our Principles of Progress

These principles guide our behavior as we work to help people improve their lives. Dive deeper into each one to discover the specific ways in which that impact comes to life.

Conserve

Challenge

Control

Contribute

Connect

Conserve

Natural Resource Conservation

As a forest products company, we rely on healthy and abundant forest and clean and plentiful water in our operations. That’s why it’s crucial we work with our suppliers and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) through conservation to protect water, enhance wildlife, restore vulnerable habitats, and ensure there are working forests for the future.

Challenge

Non-Renewable Resource Use

Although our primary raw material, wood, is a renewable resource, our processes rely on non-renewable resources as well. Fossil fuels and chemical are used in our manufacturing process, while plastics and gypsum rock are materials used to product some of our products. Through transformative action, we challenge how we are using these resources, while innovating to seek viable alternatives.

Control

Emissions

The manufacturing of our products is resource intensive, requiring significants fiber, water, energy, chemicals, and labor. This conversion generates waste, including solid, liquid, and air emissions which, along with resource consumption, creates cost for Georgia-Pacific and society. We’re constantly innovating to control these impacts and drive greater efficiency.

Contribute

Sustainable Products

We create and contribute highly valued products to society while minimizing our impact. Life-cycle thinking and creative destruction drive our processes. Throughout, we focus on choosing the best materials, minimizing the impact of our products in use, and building in end-of-life options including recycling and composting.

Connect

Social Impact

Our impact goes far beyond the benefits provided by our products and services. GP connects with our employees, neighbors, and customers by offering safe, well-paying jobs, and by supporting causes consistent with the objectives of our Foundation through financial support and volunteerism.

Creating a sustainable future is a continuous commitment

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Georgia-Pacific has been helping people improve their lives for almost a century, providing solutions that create shelter, improve hygiene, offer convenience, extend shelf life, and protect goods in transit. We invite you to download “Progress with Purpose: Sustainability Highlights 2020” to learn about our efforts in the last year to generate sustainable outcomes that benefit society.

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How It's Made

Ever wondered how we make our products? In 60-seconds, we’ll take you through the process of how our products make it from our facilities right to your doorstep.