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Sappi's Laura Thompson Breaks Down the Three Elements of Sustainability: Environmental, Social and Economic Responsibility. Read her Letter here.

Defining Sustainable Development

All too often I hear the word “sustainability” used loosely to represent environmental performance. It bothers me because I believe it is important for people to recognize all three elements of sustainability: environmental, social and economic responsibility. At Sappi we constantly strive to balance these issues while juggling near- and long-term business strategies. When projects come together that have benefits across all three aspects, we know we’re on the right track.

Eastman Recognized for Outstanding Performance

Eastman Ranked #7 in Bloomberg Businessweek Top 50
Press Release

KINGSPORT, Tenn. Feb. 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) was recently recognized by a number of leading industry, business and trade publications for its outstanding financial performance. 

SFPNA Sustainability Report 2012: Sustainability as a Business Strategy

At SFPNA, sustainable development is an inseparable element of our overall business strategy.Everything we do—from employee engagement activities to the implementation of new technology—is centered on positioning our business for the long term.

By integrating social and environmental goals with financial goals, we have reduced our operating costs, secured a talented workforce, strengthened our company’s brand value and attracted investment.

Our achievements reflected throughout this report are the result of numerous efforts across all three of our business units—coated papers, release papers and market pulp. Each business unit has contributed toward key business initiatives, from procurement of energy and materials through manufacturing and efficient distribution of our products.

The Business Sustainability Option Period is Expiring

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

"There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline." ~ Andy Grove, Intel 

If Business Sustainability Isn't a Priority, then What is It?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

We have all heard and probably been told by an authority figure at some point in our lives: “You better get your priorities in order”.  Did the resulting stress and pressure of that request get the intended result?  Not likely.   When it comes to transforming the organization, business sustainability action arguably should not be a priority. 

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