Rolland’s sustainability strategy
Creating a sustainable, closed-loop future
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 closed-loop 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 are a key component of our operations and long-term vision. Closing the loop on a global level will require introspection and change – and we want to be that change.
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International Day of Forests : a time to reflect on best practices in our industry
On March 21, we celebrate the International Day of Forests. This year’s theme celebrates the important link between forests and biodiversity.
Messiah College teaches and practices environmental stewardship
For the 17th of our “Conversations with Green Champions” Rolland President Philip Rundle speaks with Messiah College, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, about sustainability across campus and beyond.
Missouri Botanical Garden is a sustainable oasis in St.Louis
In this edition of our “Conversations with Green Champions,” Rolland speaks with Missouri Botanical Garden, a leader in botanical research and science education, with beautiful grounds that attract one million visitors a year.
American consumers might save paper recycling
China almost killed the market when it stopped buying U.S. waste, but environmentally aware shoppers are coming to the rescue.
Working toward a closed-loop future
"As a recycled fiber and recycled paper company, we’re recycling those resources, and we also need natural resources to enter the value chain to continue the cycle."
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