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Updated G-P Site Highlights Commitment to Sustainability

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Georgia-Pacific, Atlanta, Ga., USA, points out that turning paper towel dispensers into auto parts and hot cups into compost are examples of how it breathes new life into its products to meet the sustainability expectations of customers and consumers. The company recently updated its corporate sustainability website to show that it doesn't take magic to have sustainable products and operations. Instead, it takes a complete approach based on understanding the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the company's decisions and actions on the communities where it has operations, on the environment and the company's business, and through the entire life cycle of its products.

"Sustainability is part of what we do every day at Georgia-Pacific," says Bill Frerking, VP and chief sustainability officer. "This site is a good way to let our employees, customers, communities, and others know about our widespread sustainability activities."

The updated sustainability site includes examples of how the company sources raw materials, gets its products from place to place in the most efficient way, and how products such as some corrugated boxes and gypsum wallboard can perform just as well (or even better) when made using fewer resources. The site also shows how G-P employees are making personal sustainability choices by working safely and participating in the company's wellness program, Get Well Stay Well. The site also features the company's efforts to help build sustainable communities with support for education and sanitation facilities.

"We know that there's no finish line when it comes to sustainability," says Frerking. "There are always things we can do better. But we should also acknowledge our accomplishments as we strive to provide products and services that customers and consumers prefer over the alternatives and supply them as efficiently as we can. Operating sustainably is important to Georgia-Pacific's future success."


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