Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Solid Waste from Wipes Operations
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Rockline Industries, one of the world’s largest private-label manufacturers of coffee filters and consumer, medical and commercial wet wipes, today released its 2014 Annual Environmental Sustainability Report.
The report is the company’s sixth annual report since it launched its environmental sustainability program in 2008, and shares successes, challenges and progress toward its 2015 goals in the areas of energy, greenhouse gas emissions, wastewater, solid waste, landfill and emissions from outbound transportation.
This year, the company is proud to announce key achievements in the areas of greenhouse gas emissions and solid waste from its wipes operation. The company decreased its emissions by continuing to replace its forklifts with battery-electric models, and by expanding the geothermal heating and cooling system in its 1.2 million-square-foot production facility in Booneville, Ark. — moves which contributed to a 22 percent overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, surpassing the Rockline goal of a 15 percent reduction by the end of fiscal year 2015.
The company also significantly exceeded the five-year Rockline goal of reducing solid waste in its wipe operations by 20 percent, with an actual reduction of 39 percent. The reduction is attributed to a dedicated focus on measuring, reducing and eliminating waste from all steps in the manufacturing process.
“As in our previous reports, we have provided a transparent view of the company’s progress toward our sustainability targets. Transparency drives us internally and allows our stakeholders to understand our achievements and challenges,” said Randy Rudolph, president of Rockline Industries. “At Rockline, sustainability is truly a never-ending journey of continuous improvement.”
The full report can be viewed and downloaded at www.rocklineind.com/environmental-sustainability.
About Rockline Industries:
Rockline Industries was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. It is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of coffee filters and consumer, health care, industrial and institutional wet wipes. A family-owned company, Rockline has repeatedly created first-to-market product design solutions for the wet wipe consumer, and continues to provide innovative products to the nonwovens industry. Rockline employs approximately 2,000 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, Arkansas, New Jersey, England and South China. For more information on Rockline Industries, visit www.RocklineInd.com.