Corrugated: Socially Sustainable
The corrugated industry understands its obligations and role in society beyond simply making fine products. Its operations are managed in the safest, most healthful way on behalf of industry employees and communities.
The industry has made tremendous strides in safety over time. The 2012 overall incidence rate dropped to 2.21 following a steady trend of decline for the past 20 years. This performance ranks among the largest improvements and lowest incident rates of packaging material producers. (Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls. gov).
As responsible corporate citizens, corrugated manufacturers give back to local communities through sponsorships and charitable contributions. Many help communities support recycling efforts through school programs, public outreach, collection programs and more.
The corrugated industry also supports education and training for future workforces in skilled careers through the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF), which has donated over $11 million of equipment and curriculum materials to post-secondary packaging schools.