Sustainability Goals

Sustainability and environmental stewardship matter to us--we know our decisions and activities affect current and future generations. This drives our focus on minimizing the environmental impact of our products and processes and assessing how best to address climate, circularity, and reduction efforts.

Our ORBIS business’ entire portfolio of reusable containers, pallets, and racks support the circular economy concept, which is based on a continuous flow of product in the value chain. ORBIS helps companies reduce/eliminate waste associated with single-use or expendable packaging, reuse packaging assets over a long service life, and recycle packaging at the end-of-life.

Our Menasha Packaging business is an industry leader in sustainability. Menasha Packaging’s development of responsible packaging and material solutions include environmentally-friendly packaging and patented designs that reduce waste or eliminate carbon emissions through improved shipping or eliminate the use of single-use plastic.

Our environmental sustainability goals and progress inspire a sustainable future and support our companywide priority to provide unparalleled packaging and supply chain solutions to our customers.

We measure:

  • GHG emissions
  • Water use
  • Recycled raw material
  • Waste
  • Safety

Our progress includes:

  • Currently, 100% of the core raw materials used in our manufacturing operations today are recyclable.
  • While more than doubling in size between 2010 and 2020, we reduced our total GHG emissions nearly 1.5%.
  • Despite business growth, our use of gallons of water per production ton decreased nearly 90% from 2010 to 2020.
  • Recycling and process improvements intended to reduce waste have driven down our companywide pounds of waste per ton of production by 9% over the last 10 years. 
  • We have maintained a safety record in the top 25% of the industries in which we operate. Our TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate) has continuously improved every year since 2010. We continue to target zero workplace accidents.

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