WestRock Launches 2022 Sustainability Report

WestRock, a provider of sustainable paper and packaging solutions based in Atlanta, Georgia, has published its 2022 Sustainability Report, including details about the comprehensive efforts the company is making to advance industry-leading sustainability efforts for and with its customers, and to imagine and deliver on the promise of a sustainable future.

The report includes environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies, activities and performance for fiscal year 2022, and tracks progress toward the refreshed commitments set last year on an action-oriented course for the future. Some of the key advancements across its three strategic sustainability pillars include:

Supporting people and communities: Spent more than $1 billion with nearly 3,800 small and diverse-owned suppliers, exceeding its spending goal of $975 million.

Bettering the planet: Made progress toward its scope 1 and 2 science-based targets (SBTIs), with a 5.6% reduction from its 2019 baseline. Provided disclosures informed by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.

Innovating for customers: Found new ways to replace plastic with fiber-based materials, enhancing circularity by partnering with customers on recycling initiatives and advancing alternative packaging solutions such as EnShield®, CanCollar® and BoxSizer®.

Providing corporate governance: Established the WestRock Sustainability Council of functional leaders from across the enterprise and strengthened the governance of its sustainability program at the board of directors’ level.

The full 2022 Sustainability Report can be found at www.westrock.com/sustainability.