committed to being an environmental role model: respected for balancing
financial returns with the desire for a clean environment. To accomplish
this, it has taken a comprehensive approach to environmental protection.
The issue of sustainable growth is a central focus of its efforts. Employees
around the world are working hard every day to ensure that the companys
products and operations are safe, efficient and environmentally sound.
Its environmental strategy includes the following principles:
* The safety of employees, the environment and the communities
where it operates is Georgia-Pacifics first priority. It will provide
a safe and healthy working environment for all employees, and will operate
facilities in a manner that protects the safety of its neighbors.
* Environmental protection is the responsibility of all Georgia-
Pacific employees. They work to effectively control the environmental
impact of its operations, strive to continuously improve its environmental
performance and practice sustainable growth.
* Georgia-Pacific will incorporate environmental considerations
into the overall management of its businesses. It will provide training
for employees on the environmental aspects of their jobs.
* It will make the most efficient use of its resources by practicing
conservation, recovering resources for re-use and recycling.
* It will work to make products safe for customers, consumers and
employees and to effectively control their environmental impact. It will
work with suppliers and customers to address environmental issues of mutual
* It will be an active participant in the communities in which it
operates, communicating openly about its operations and reporting regularly
on its environmental and safety performance.
Georgia-Pacific is taking action around the world to protect the air,
water and land, and to recycle and to practice product stewardship. In
fact, Georgia-Pacific uses millions of tons of
recycled paper each year to make products people use each dayfrom
boxes to paper towels to tissue.
For additional information on about its economic, social and environmental
performance, visit www.gp.com.
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