Rolland’s sustainability strategy
Bringing paper products full circle with sustainable innovation
Rolland has been a leader in sustainable innovation and environmental stewardship for some time. But recycling is only part of the picture. Our three-pronged sustainability strategy prioritizes certain environmental and social issues by focusing on key topics where we know we can act transparently and make a genuine difference.
Creating value through sustainability
We define success not only by the quality of our products and our ability to meet our customers’ needs, but also by the effect our products and processes have on wildlife, people and the planet. This also means taking a broader view by contributing to social and environmental initiatives and reinforcing the circular economy.
Goals the planet can get behind
Looking to build a sustainability strategy that is collaborative, relevant and multi-sectoral, we based our goals on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework, adopted in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Our three pillars
We believe in behaving responsibly and being good stewards of the valuable resources that benefit people, drive the economy and belong to everyone. Stewardship is about keeping waste out of landfills and toxins out of the air; using only what we need as efficiently as we can. We apply that principal to every point in the sustainability journey – from day-to-day operations to strategic direction setting.
Thriving workplace and communities
Our renewable products are locally made, and we strive to support the people and communities who have helped make Rolland what it is today. From safety programs to education and youth initiatives, we are serious about employee safety and community involvement.
Circular value chain fiber recovery
In the circular economy, growth and responsible business practices go hand in hand. Fiber recovery and fiber sourcing from Sustana Fiber are a key component of our sustainable operations and long-term vision.
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