Efforts to reduce water use, use energy efficiently and streamline resources used to ship products across the U.S. earned employees and GP facilities a variety of awards from the EPA.
The Georgia-Pacific facility received several awards and certifications, one of which was The Leaf River cellulose mill in New Augusta, Mississippi, which became the first U.S. pulp mill to earn the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification, signifying that the manufacturing facility performed in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency this year.
“The Leaf River team works hard to find and create new and more efficient ways to transform the way we operate the mill,” said Chuck LaPorte, general manager of the Leaf River Cellulose mill. “I’m proud of the great work being done by our employees to advance the facility’s efforts to consume fewer resources and achieving EPA’s Energy Star certification underscores the team’s dedication and commitment to this goal.”
Learn more about Georgia-Pacific awards and certifications on their website.