WestRock is subject to numerous, complex laws and regulations, and we routinely engage with elected officials and governmental agencies on issues that impact our operations. We believe that participation in the political process is essential to our business because legislative and regulatory decisions have an impact on our ability to make critical business decisions. We also believe it better serves our business interests by creating a more informed and balanced policy-making process.
We hold open houses, conduct facility tours and undertake other outreach activities in an effort to inform elected officials about our business. We also urge our employees to educate themselves on issues that are important to our business.
We encourage membership in the Pulp and Paperworkers Resource Council, a grassroots organization of pulp and paper industry workers that is dedicated to environmental conservation, while taking into account the economic stability of the workforce and surrounding communities.
We strongly believe that active engagement in the political and regulatory processes is an important means of protecting our commercial, employee and stakeholder interests.