Environment & Sustainability
Irving Consumer Products shares sustainability goals for tissue manufacturing operations
November 29, 2022 By P&PC Staff
Irving Consumer Products has introduced sustainability goals for its tissue manufacturing operations. This is the first time that Irving Consumer Products is publicly releasing sustainability goals.
Irving Consumer Products tissue manufacturing operations’ 2030 sustainability goals include:
- a 25 percent reduction in its water footprint by decreasing the freshwater required to make its products.
- a 25 percent reduction in its virgin plastic footprint in its product packaging.
- diverting 90 percent of its manufacturing waste from landfills by repurposing it for beneficial uses.
- use of sustainably certified fibre in its products.
The Irving Forest Supply Chain, which includes Irving Consumer Products, was declared carbon neutral for the first time in 2020 and again in 2021. Ensuring the Forest Supply Chain carbon neutral declaration is maintained until 2023 is a key part of Irving Consumer Products’ tissue manufacturing operations’ sustainability goals.
“With these goals, we continue to strive to have a positive impact on the environment which is key to being the premium tissue product supplier of choice for our customers,” said Robert K. Irving, president of Irving Consumer Products and co-CEO of J.D. Irving.
Each year, J.D. Irving’s forestry operations harvest less than two percent of the forest it manages, ensuring that the company grows more wood than it harvests, notes the company in a press statement. Since 1957, J.D. Irving has planted more than 1 billion trees.
“We’ve always taken care of our forests and these new public goals go a step further to demonstrate our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment,” said Irving.
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