May 12, 2022 - WestRock today announced the publication of WestRock's 2021 Sustainability Report, detailing the comprehensive efforts the company is making for, and with, customers to imagine and deliver on the promise of a sustainable future. The report reveals validation of WestRock's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) alongside its refreshed sustainability goals.
"Sustainability and innovation are fundamental to our vision to become the world's best paper and packaging company," said WestRock CEO David B. Sewell. "We're proud of the major strides we've made over the last year by investing in sustainability, supporting our teammates and setting meaningful, transparent targets to hold ourselves accountable. The measurable targets we've put forth in the report demonstrate how we deliver valuable support and innovation to our customers. It captures how we're helping them reach their sustainability goals while winning in the marketplace."
The report advances WestRock's sustainability strategy, emphasizing the key environmental, social and governance (ESG) components of its core pillars:
Supporting People and Communities: Serving the people we rely on and those who rely on us.
Bettering the Planet: Championing sustainable forestry and protecting the environment.
Innovating for Our Customers and Their Customers: Innovating to achieve a more circular economy.
The report continues to align with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainable Accounting Board (SASB) standards.
WestRock (NYSE:WRK) partners with its customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock's team members support customers around the world from locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. To learn more, visit: www.westrock.com.
SOURCE: WestRock Company
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