Sustainability Report 2007
PaperlinX is a leading international paper distribution and manufacturing company with a commitment to delivering long-term sustainable returns and environmental and social benefits for all our stakeholders. In so doing, we seek to add value for our customers, employees, the communities in which we operate and for our shareholders.
In pursuit of these commitments, we recognise that our products and operations have an impact on the environment and that we must continually improve our performances across a range of areas to deliver the sustainable returns to which we aspire.
Our fundamental commitment globally is to not only ensure that as a minimum we comply with the laws of all the regions in which we operate, but we also seek to go beyond just compliance with a range of positive initiatives.
Our commitments in relation to the environment, our employees, our communities and our suppliers are explained below.
We will provide product options to satisfy the needs of our customers and will ensure that we provide information to allow our customers, neighbours and the public to make informed choices about our products and their environmental credentials.
At PaperlinX, we are committed to continuously reducing our environmental footprint in measurable ways. Our operations seek, wherever possible, to reduce resource use (such as energy, water, fibre and chemicals) efficiently by increasing recycling opportunities and reducing waste output. We are committed to regularly monitoring these improvements.
Our objective is to be the ‘employer of choice’ in which all members of our workforce are treated with respect and employed within strong principles of equal opportunity, ethical behaviour and transparent management practices.
At PaperlinX, we are committed to providing our employees the opportunity to grow and develop within a safe workplace wherever they are located.
We will support the communities in which we operate in ways that make a positive difference and will maintain an open relationship with these communities, report on our performance and make this information readily available to the public as well as customers.
In addition, we will also recognise our corporate role in assisting our employees to make individual and collective contributions to improve aspects of the communities in which they participate.
We are committed to proactively encouraging our suppliers to improve their environmental performance by insisting they act in a legal and sustainable fashion and are committed to continuous improvement.
Our commitment to our customers extends beyond satisfying them with excellent service, knowledge and technical support. Helping our customers understand their paper choices is one benefit we can deliver. We will provide a range of product options with environmental credentials and useful product information guides, making it easier for customers to make an informed decision.