Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility

NORPAC’s commitment to the environment sets the pace in the paper and packaging industry.

From safety and performance to environmental stewardship, our actions respect the resources and the planet we share.

Respecting the Raw Materials

Wood, paper and paper-based packaging products are still some of the most environmentally-friendly products in society today.

The wood fiber in our paper comes from responsibly managed forests and is certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI® CoC#SAI-SFICOC-1683372). What’s more, nearly all our wood fiber is comprised of chips that are repurposed from sawmill residuals.

Our lightweight packaging papers are made from recycled waste papers. NORPAC recovers 300,000 tons annually of mixed paper and old corrugated containers for reuse in these packaging grades. Certifications are available for organization following the FSC® C132645 Chain of Custody and PEFC™ purchasing standards.

Our high yield pulping and bleaching process is chlorine free. Most of NORPAC’s graphic papers are totally chlorine free (TCF). Our papers made with Kraft pulp, like our Orca line of uncoated freesheet grades, are elemental chlorine free (ECF). And our recycled packaging papers are processed chlorine free (PCF).

Recovering Valuable Resources

Finally, our sophisticated energy and water recovery systems ensure low water use, low carbon impact, and clean operations. We use biomass fuels from manufacturing to lower greenhouse gas emissions and foster a healthier, more sustainable environment.

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