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    Dedicated to improving the future

    We believe in giving back to our local communities, investing in ourselves and our incredible team, and ensuring we do our part to promote a healthy global environment. Our company’s longstanding success—more than 115 years and growing—is due in large part to this philosophy. It’s inspired our philanthropy, guided our technical upgrades and team development, and fueled innovations in materials and processes that led to an award-winning 70% reduction of our impact on the waste stream.


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    We are fully committed to being a positive member of the global community and a leader in terms of social, economic and environmental responsibility. Read on to learn more about APC’s unmatched dedication to sustainability, community outreach, good business practices and environmental stewardship.

    Social Responsibility APC is involved in our local, regional, national and international communities through a range of community involvement and philanthropy.

    Economic Responsibility We believe our company’s longstanding success through more than 115 years is due in large part to our economic responsibility and dedication to our employees. We have always made strategic plant improvements, technology upgrades and related investments to ensure we are always using the most state-of-the-art equipment for maximum energy efficiency and process effectiveness. We also encourage our employees to advance their education by offering a generous college tuition reimbursement program.

    For our customers, we are always seeking ways to improve packaging and organizational efficiency to reduce shipping and transportation costs. Also, our supplier relationships are based on our code of conduct policy, and we promote a business climate that helps prevent discrimination of any type.

    Environmental Responsibility APC features a range of programs and policies designed to make us the best possible steward of our local and global environments. As partners with the EPA WasteWise program, we are always seeking to develop new materials and improved processes that reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, improve package-to-product ratio, and create more environmentally friendly products and materials. We also have extensive recycling programs at all of our APC Centers of Excellence, which has led to a 70% reduction of our impact on the waste stream.

    Peter B. Schottland
    Chief Executive Officer
    American Packaging Corporation


    Our sustainability program is a fundamental part of our company's long-term profitability and viability and is a natural outgrowth of our Core Values. APC’s goals are to be accountable and responsible for our actions while remaining focused on improving the environment for future generations by funding education support, continuing internal research, preserving natural resources, minimizing waste, and continually evaluating our manufacturing operations and suppliers for efficiencies and reduction of environmental impacts.

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    To view environmental responsibility as an integral part of principled corporate citizenship and as an essential element in the products manufactured, materials procured and processes incorporated into our research and development activities.

    To communicate cost-effective solutions, technological advances, improved product performance and environmentally responsible developments to our valued customers.

    To enrich our sustainability competence in the areas of reducing, renewing, reusing and recycling materials and all related byproducts.

    To identify ways to effectively integrate economic progress, social development and environmental concerns to ensure an improved quality of life for future generations.

    2019 American Packaging Corporation Sustainability Overview

    • The overview outlines our activities and performance related to Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability.
    • Download the full report or use the links below to view individual sections.

    Social Sustainability

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    Supporting the community

    APC partners with organizations in North America that reflect its sustainability, social, economic and environmental ideals.

    Economic Sustainability

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    At the core of our long-standing success

    Our Engineered Laminations & Coatings Center of Excellence in Rochester, NY, strives to send zero waste to landfills.

    Environmental Sustainability

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    Stewardship of our local & global environments

    Invest in a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future with packaging solutions from APC.

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