Verso Corporation, a producer of printing and specialty papers and pulp in North America, published its 2015 Sustainability Report titled “A Principled Path to Sustainability.”
The 2015 report is organized according to Verso’s five sustainability principles, which focus on responsible sourcing, environmental and safety improvement, product stewardship, stakeholder partnerships and transparency.
2015 Sustainability Highlights
•Verso’s Lost Workday Incident Rate (LWIR) – a measure of serious injuries – improved 10 percent to 0.54.
•Forty-eight percent of the fiber used in Verso’s products was third party certified and 32 percent of its total paper sold was chain-of-custody certified.
•Carbon neutral, wood based biomass accounted for 64.4 percent of on-site energy generated.
•Over 58 percent of the manufacturing byproducts generated at Verso’s mills was reused for energy generation and 28.1 percent was reclaimed for other beneficial reuse applications. Only 13.7 percent of waste went to landfills.•Nearly 1.4 million pounds of paper were recovered for recycling through Duluth Mill’s magazine program.
•Verso has the capability to offer FSC®, SFI® and PEFC™ chain-of-custody certified products across all paper and pulp grades and products with 10 percent to 30 percent recycled fiber content.
Published in the October 2016 Edition of American Recycler News