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May 24, 2023

WestRock Advances its Commitment to a Sustainable Future

With the release of its 2022 Sustainability Report, WestRock cites progress against sustainability targets

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March 20, 2023

Ground Breaking on New Corrugated Box Plant for WestRock in Southwest Washington

ElmTree Funds, JB2 Partners and National Design-Builder Clayco Break Ground on New Corrugated Box Plant for WestRock in Longview, Washington.

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March 10, 2023

Barron’s Recognizes WestRock as One of 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies

WestRock, a leading provider of sustainable paper and packaging solutions, has been included in Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies list, recognizing the company’s continued commitment to sustainability and driving a more circular economy.

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December 2, 2022

WestRock Acquisition of Grupo Gondi Complete

WestRock today announced it has completed the acquisition of the remaining interest in Grupo Gondi for $970 million plus the assumption of debt.

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October 28, 2022

WestRock Acknowledged for Innovative Design Excellence by Paperboard Packaging Council 2022

WestRock earned six awards for packaging design excellence during the 79th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition, sponsored by the Paperboard Packaging Council and held October 26 in Austin, Texas.

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October 24, 2022

WestRock Showcases Automated Packaging Machinery at Pack Expo International 2022

WestRock is showcasing four packaging machines alongside its sustainable packaging solutions at this year’s PACK EXPO® International trade show.

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February 27, 2023

Arbor Day Foundation and Trees Atlanta Bring Together Corporate, Local Resources for Planting Event

A tree planting event was held to honor John Lewis’ legacy and add to the flowering forest that is growing in his memory in Atlanta, Georgia. Trees Atlanta, along with other Atlanta-based organizations, hosted the annual community planting event with support from the Arbor Day Foundation and its corporate partners WestRock, International Paper, and UPS.

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January 18, 2023

At WestRock, Innovation Unites Growth Strategy with Sustainability

WestRock head of strategy and sustainability Alpa Sutaria seeks growth opportunities by partnering with customers on new products that drive their market and sustainability goals

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June 8, 2022

Can You Recycle Pizza Boxes? The Answer Might Surprise You

WestRock's study found that the strength of the recycled material degrades when the cardboard is 20% grease by weight. They partnered with Domino's to make the process easy for everyone: Go to their website and plug in your ZIP code, and the site will tell you if your local recycling center accepts pizza boxes.

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June 7, 2022

Produce Packaging Ripe for Innovation

Produce companies partner with WestRock’s EverGrow Fiber-Based Produce Packaging Collection, specifically its auto-erect carriers made of 24-pt coated natural kraft for plums, pears, nectarines, peaches, and grapes.

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May 12, 2022

WestRock Publishes 2021 Sustainability Report and Announces Validated Science-Based Target for Greenhouse Gas Reductions

(Press release) WestRock announced the publication of WestRock’s 2021 Sustainability Report, detailing the comprehensive efforts the company is making for, and with, customers to imagine and deliver on the promise of a sustainable future.

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April 25, 2022

State Farm Arena becomes worlds first sports and entertainment venue to receive

WestRock and other businesses were integral in helping State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, earn the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Platinum certification from the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the world's leading sustainability and health certification and credentialing body.

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