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  • Commitment | Green building
    cloud greenearth commercial products green to the core green building packaging efforts fibre initiatives Operations energy reduction emissions reduction logistics efficiency water conservation wastewater solid waste reduction Connect Sustainability can only be achieved with good governance Kruger Products Away From Home line assists the green building sector Our towels tissues and napkins containing recycled fibre exceed E P A guidelines for recovered material As a result they contribute to certification

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  • Products | Packaging Efforts
    in perfect condition We are working to minimize packaging without compromising product protection The associated environmental upside less packaging reduces weight and bulk during transportation It also means that less waste goes to landfill All of our products are packaged in material that is 100 recyclable and some components are compostable We also offer products that are manufactured in large roll and double roll formats that require less packaging We

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  • Products | Fibre Initiatives
    distribution the fibre going into a product is tracked and identified in an unbroken chain of commitment from forest to consumer The FSC label carries the assurance that our products come from forest friendly sources and is an easy identifier for making environmental purchasing decisions FIBRE MIX Virgin Fibre The majority of the pulp we use to manufacture our products is virgin pulp sourced from suppliers in Canada the United States and Brazil Approximately 6 of our fibre is virgin groundwood that is produced from cottonwood trees grown on Kruger Products government licensed tree farms in British Columbia This material supplies about 25 of the requirement of our mill in New Westminster BC We harvest these fast growing trees on a sustained yield basis and the pulp we produce from them does not require bleaching To learn more about our tree farms and the benefits of groundwood fibre click here Recycled Fibre With a track record that dates back to the 1970s Kruger Products was among the first companies to manufacture tissue papers from recycled fibre Since 1989 we have produced more than 165 million finished cases of tissue containing recycled fibre Today Kruger Inc recycles more than 515 000 tonnes of paper and paperboard each year making it one of the most comprehensive recycling programs in North America The impact is significant Our recycling program diverts the equivalent of 95 000 garbage truckloads from landfill annually Currently 30 of our fibre is derived from office waste that we purchase from the northeast United States and eastern Canada It is de inked in our facilities in Crabtree Quebec For every tonne of recycled fibre used we save 17 trees Since 2009 we have saved 4 4 million trees Third Party Certified Fibre Kruger Products believes in third party certification of

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  • Operations | Energy Reduction
    substituting renewable energy for the energy we use that is derived from fossil fuels Our target of a 15 reduction in energy consumption translates into an enormous reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions As a result achieving this goal by 2015 is a major undertaking We employ a dedicated energy manager whose fulltime job is to identify and develop what are often complex and long term energy solutions Rather than simply turning down the thermostat or turning off the lights though we ll do that too our efforts include special projects such as the multi million dollar heat recovery system at our mill in Gatineau Quebec By recovering waste heat this project is expected to replace some 200 000 gigajoules of energy currently produced from steam generated by fossil fuels The new system has the potential to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 15 an amount equivalent to removing 2 500 cars from Canadian roads or planting 1 3 million trees Alternative Energy To meet our energy reduction target we are also investigating how we can increase our use of alternative energy In this regard we are working in concert with our sister company Kruger Energy one of Canada s largest and most diverse renewable and alternative energy companies Specializing in the development and management of green energy and renewable energy power plants Kruger Inc and Kruger Energy manage and operate some 34 production sites in Canada and the US Producing a total of over 1 700 gigawatt hours of green energy these sites include hydroelectric and wind power installations biomass cogeneration installations and biogas facilities Two of Kruger Inc s paper mills have their own hydroelectric plants and three of Kruger Energy s power plants have a combined installed capacity of almost 150 megawatts Kruger Energy also operates 27

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  • Operations | Emissions Reduction
    politics overruled action Meanwhile Kruger Inc voluntarily reduced its emissions of greenhouse gases to 485 000 tonnes per year by 2008 from 858 000 tonnes in the baseline year 1990 This 43 drop far exceeds Canada s Kyoto commitment of a 6 reduction On an intensity basis Kruger Inc improved its performance by 64 over the same time period Experts agree that we need to avoid increasing global temperatures by more than two degrees above pre industrial levels In order to meet this imperative some scientists recommend that greenhouse gas emissions be reduced by 25 to 40 by 2020 and by 50 by 2050 These reductions are both relative to emissions in 1990 Despite already having attained the 2020 target on a corporate wide basis Kruger Products has an aggressive target of reducing emissions even further Sustainability Target 2015 Reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 15 by reducing our consumption of traditional energy and increasing our use of alternative and renewable energy The majority of our emission reductions will be realized through our corresponding 15 reduction in energy use Target 5 By burning less fossil fuel we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions However there are other means of reducing or

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  • Operations | Logistics Efficiency
    them in ways that reduce emissions This is the case with logistics that govern how we transport our products Transportation accounts for 25 of the energy used in Canada the majority of which comes from fossil fuels As a result transportation is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions By curbing these emissions we help combat climate change Sustainability Target 2015 Reduce our emissions from transportation by 15 through improved

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  • Operations | Water Conservation
    our water consumption by 15 while continuing to exceed wastewater regulations Pulp and paper mills use large amounts of water As pressures from municipal agricultural and other industrial uses mount on our supply of fresh water we are trying to reduce our consumption of this valuable resource At the same time we have made great gains in our ability to treat wastewater In fact the quality of our wastewater exceeds government regulations Sustainability Target 2015 Reduce our total water consumption by 15 without compromising our wastewater treatment standards that are already substantially in excess of government requirements To capitalize on opportunities to reduce consumption we consider both the demand side and supply side of the water equation In other words we will attempt to both reduce our demand for water and find ways to reuse it Two recent projects at our Memphis Tennessee mill reflect our efforts to look at our operations with a fresh eye that looks beyond the way we ve always done things In one case water that flows through a vacuum pump will be filtered and reused in a paper machine In the second case fresh water used to backwash filters will be replaced by polymers

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  • Operations | Waste Reduction
    not have to be sent to a landfill involves our entire workforce We recognize that increasing our use of recycling systems and reducing our production of waste material involves a change in attitude Often it is easier to throw something out than to recycle it Other times it is easier or to create waste rather than to change practices Sustainability Target 2015 Reduce the amount of solid waste and manufacturing

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