Our approach to sustainability reflects our commitment to putting our customers, their consumers, and communities front and center.

When it comes to our core packaging business, we employ a lifecycle approach to develop solutions that help provide protection, safety, security, and shelf appeal - while also being reusable, recyclable, or compostable. That's a positive impact for you, for your customers, and to the natural environment we all share.


Energy and Climate Change

We work to lower our environmental footprint by responsibly using natural resources, and support a comprehensive energy policy that includes new and traditional energy sources.

Supply Chain

We understand the role we can play in influencing sustainable practices throughout our supply chain by implementing rigorous policies and procedures that support our customer focus and end-to-end process.


We borrow, treat and recycle water at our four integrated paper mills, so very little water is actually consumed in the paper-making process, and we're always looking for new ways to minimize water consumption.


Packaging & Recycling

We know packaging matters - from promoting and protecting a product to meeting changing consumer behavior to using materials effectively - so we work hard to develop innovative solutions that maximize materials, minimize waste and add value to brands. 

Community & Social Development

We believe in maintaining a global company that's productive, innovative and competitive, so we've established worldwide standards to achieve that goal.




MWV Named to DJSI for 8 Years

For eight consecutive years, MWV has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and is ranked best in class in the Containers & Packaging sector for the sixth year.  Read the press release.

MWV Named to SAM Sustainability Yearbook 2011

MWV is listed as the leader in the containers and packaging sector and was awarded the gold class for SAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2011, the world’s most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability.

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Sustainable Forestry Initiative

The fiber used in our paperboard comes from a renewable resource - trees. We work hard to ensure our key raw material will be available for generations to come. In fact, we helped start the Sustainable Forestry Initiative more than a decade ago.

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