CO2 Emissions

Our goal is to reduce direct emissions of carbon dioxide, or CO2, from our largest manufacturing operations by 10 percent from a 2009 baseline by 2020. We’re currently tracking well against our goal and have reduced our CO2 emissions per ton by 8 percent since 2009. Our projects to add clean natural gas to the fuel mix at a number of facilities and our focus on improving energy efficiency and conservation are paying off, but we have more work to do to sustain our progress. We are in the process of completing a major capital project at one of our locations that will increase our use of renewable biomass, reduce the use of fossil fuels, and further cut RockTenn’s CO2 emissions.