SUSTAINABILITY

Pratt Industries has been America’s leading recycled paper and packaging company for over 25 years – dedicated to the sustainability of our planet, our customers and our people, and is recognized around the world for its environmental stewardship.

Pratt Industries has been America’s leading recycled paper and packaging company for over 25 years – dedicated to the sustainability of our planet, our customers and our people, and is recognized around the world for its environmental stewardship.

THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE

A measurement for a corporation’s success in the 1970s was solely economic success – Profit. In 1987, the United Nations established the World Commission on Environment and Development and two additional measurements of corporate success and longevity were added – People and Planet. That decision led to what is now known as the Triple Bottom Line – Sustainability = People, Planet, Profit.

A measurement for a corporation’s success in the 1970s was solely economic success – Profit. In 1987, the United Nations established the World Commission on Environment and Development and two additional measurements of corporate success and longevity were added – People and Planet.

 

That decision led to what is now known as the Triple Bottom Line – Sustainability = People, Planet, Profit.

People

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Our People

People - Part of the TBL (Triple Bottom Line) is PEOPLE. Pratt's commitment to the communities in which we live and work, and the employees, customers, and stakeholders ovf Pratt Industries is deep and strong. The more than 50 sites of Pratt Industries also enjoy jumping in and lending a helping hand with local and regional projects and needs.

Some of those we've helped over the years:

  • Captain Planet Foundation
  • Home Depot Foundation
  • The Climate Group
  • Cancer Research Fund
  • Next Generation Education Focus
  • The Muhammad Ali Center
  • Global Green
  • American Australian Association
  • Children's Specialized Hospital
  • Staten Island Zoo of NYC
  • Park East Synagogue of NYC
  • Siller Foundation
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Rally for the Cure
  • Women's Sports Foundation
  • The Shreveport Opera
  • Rally Fund for Childhood Cancer Research
  • National Federation of the Blind
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • Chabad of Georgia
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Planet

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The Planet

The world we live in today is becoming increasingly "smaller" - and although modern communication and globalization play their part, they are not the only reasons. There is a growing realization that everything and everyone has become very interdependent. With almost 7 billion people living on the planet, regardless of who you are, where you live or what you do, you are impacted by and have an impact on the health of the planet, society and the world economy. The decisions we make as employees, as consumers and as citizens on a daily basis impact both business and the wider society.

Planet - Pratt Industries has been involved in the protecting the environment for decades, using technologies and systems designed to minimize the use of the Earth's limited resources. Our focus is on reclaiming fiber through recycling OCC (Old Corrugated Containers) and Mixed Paper and converting that discarded fiber into 100 percent recycled packaging, thereby reducing our impact and our customer's impact on the environment.

Landfill avoidance is a primary goal for Pratt Industries and demonstrates the strong conviction to preserving the environment and the Earth's resources. Minimizing the amount of useable fiber that goes to the landfill is essential for environmental stewardship - whether that is reusing discarded paper or gasifying materials that are otherwise destined for the landfill in our clean energy plant.

Pratt Industries has a long record of engineering the best containerboard machines to meet the precise packaging needs for a wide range of markets. We use the most modern technology to manufacture advanced containerboard grade structures which had often been previously unavailable, using less material to create packaging that is equal or better than anything in the marketplace. That commitment to lightweight packaging is resonating as an expanding customer base seeks to optimize its packaging needs. Unlike Pratt, most paper producers can’t make lightweight linerboard efficiently or at competitive prices. That’s why many American manufacturers are 15-20% over-packaged compared to the corrugated specifications used in Western Europe.

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Profit

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Profit

In the 80s, when Sustainability first was being discussed, there was a great deal of mumbling going on which sounded like, “YES, I'LL GO GREEN, as long as it doesn't cost me anything”! There was a unilateral feeling that Sustainability had to cost money and, at the time, there was a bit of truth to it with specific materials. Fast forward to 2012, one of the best by-products of the world with more of a focus on sustainability is the TRANSPARENCY that has evolved. Companies are unabashedly stating sustainability has to make good business sense - the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) has to be competitive. At least the discussion of - PROFIT - is permitted now.

Pratt Industries has seen significant growth in the past few years, even with the economic climate being difficult. One of the largest contributors to that is Anthony Pratt's commitment to investing in the company with assets and systems. While contraction is occurring in our industry, growth through re-investment of profits is a huge contributor to new growth as it drives customer confidence in stability - sus- tain- ability!

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OUR PEOPLE

People - Part of the TBL (Triple Bottom Line) is PEOPLE. Pratt's commitment to the communities in which we live and work, and the employees, customers, and stakeholders ovf Pratt Industries is deep and strong. The more than 50 sites of Pratt Industries also enjoy jumping in and lending a helping hand with local and regional projects and needs.

Some of those we've helped over the years:

  • Captain Planet Foundation
  • Home Depot Foundation
  • The Climate Group
  • Cancer Research Fund
  • Next Generation Education Focus
  • The Muhammad Ali Center
  • Global Green
  • American Australian Association
  • Children's Specialized Hospital
  • Staten Island Zoo of NYC
  • Park East Synagogue of NYC
  • Siller Foundation
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Rally for the Cure
  • Women's Sports Foundation
  • The Shreveport Opera
  • Rally Fund for Childhood Cancer Research
  • National Federation of the Blind
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • Chabad of Georgia

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THE PLANET

The world we live in today is becoming increasingly "smaller" - and although modern communication and globalization play their part, they are not the only reasons. There is a growing realization that everything and everyone has become very interdependent. With almost 7 billion people living on the planet, regardless of who you are, where you live or what you do, you are impacted by and have an impact on the health of the planet, society and the world economy. The decisions we make as employees, as consumers and as citizens on a daily basis impact both business and the wider society.

Planet - Pratt Industries has been involved in the protecting the environment for decades, using technologies and systems designed to minimize the use of the Earth's limited resources. Our focus is on reclaiming fiber through recycling OCC (Old Corrugated Containers) and Mixed Paper and converting that discarded fiber into 100 percent recycled packaging, thereby reducing our impact and our customer's impact on the environment.

Landfill avoidance is a primary goal for Pratt Industries and demonstrates the strong conviction to preserving the environment and the Earth's resources. Minimizing the amount of useable fiber that goes to the landfill is essential for environmental stewardship - whether that is reusing discarded paper or gasifying materials that are otherwise destined for the landfill in our clean energy plant.

Pratt Industries has a long record of engineering the best containerboard machines to meet the precise packaging needs for a wide range of markets. We use the most modern technology to manufacture advanced containerboard grade structures which had often been previously unavailable, using less material to create packaging that is equal or better than anything in the marketplace. That commitment to lightweight packaging is resonating as an expanding customer base seeks to optimize its packaging needs. Unlike Pratt, most paper producers can’t make lightweight linerboard efficiently or at competitive prices. That’s why many American manufacturers are 15-20% over-packaged compared to the corrugated specifications used in Western Europe.

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PROFIT

In the 80s, when Sustainability first was being discussed, there was a great deal of mumbling going on which sounded like, “YES, I'LL GO GREEN, as long as it doesn't cost me anything”! There was a unilateral feeling that Sustainability had to cost money and, at the time, there was a bit of truth to it with specific materials. Fast forward to 2012, one of the best by-products of the world with more of a focus on sustainability is the TRANSPARENCY that has evolved. Companies are unabashedly stating sustainability has to make good business sense - the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) has to be competitive. At least the discussion of - PROFIT - is permitted now.

Pratt Industries has seen significant growth in the past few years, even with the economic climate being difficult. One of the largest contributors to that is Anthony Pratt's commitment to investing in the company with assets and systems. While contraction is occurring in our industry, growth through re-investment of profits is a huge contributor to new growth as it drives customer confidence in stability - sus- tain- ability!

WE ARE SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability has always been the cornerstone our culture. Pratt Industries, which was born into a family heritage of sustainability and sustainable packaging, has been at the forefront of the Triple Bottom Line for decades. WE DO OUR PART. OUR SUSTAINABLE EFFORTS…

Sustainability has always been the cornerstone our culture. Pratt Industries, which was born into a family heritage of sustainability and sustainable packaging, has been at the forefront of the Triple Bottom Line for decades.

 

WE DO OUR PART. OUR SUSTAINABLE EFFORTS…

SAVE DAILY:

68,000 TREES

SAVE DAILY:

28 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER

SAVE DAILY:

12 MILLION KWHS OF ELECTRICITY

DIVERT DAILY:

13,200 YARDS³ FROM LANDFILLS

SAVE DAILY:

4,000 TONS OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS