WestRock Lands Top Industry Spot in Fortune 500 Rankings

ATLANTA— (June 14, 2023)— WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK), a leading provider of sustainable paper and packaging solutions, has been ranked first in the Packaging and Containers industry category by Fortune Magazine on its 69th annual Fortune 500 ranking list.  

The prestigious list recognizes the 500 largest corporations in the United States by total revenue, for the 2022 fiscal year. WestRock rose to the top of its industry as the Company’s 2022 revenue increased by 13.5%, with profit rising by 12.7%. WestRock currently places #183 on the overall list, up 9 points from the 2022 Fortune Ranking.

“WestRock believes our greatest business opportunity lies at the intersection of innovation and sustainability, and this recognition from Fortune is a testament to the success of putting sustainability at the core of our business,” said David B. Sewell, Chief Executive Officer of WestRock. “I want to thank our WestRock team members for their commitment to excellence and dedication to helping WestRock reach our goals.”

 The Company released its 2022 Sustainability Report in May, highlighting new innovations to replace plastic with fiber-based materials and develop alternative packaging solutions using technologies such as Enshield®, CanCollar® and BoxSizer®. WestRock’s design for a renewable bakery takeout tray using EnShield ® Natural Kraft (ENK) was awarded the PAC Global Award for Sustainable Design in 2022. For more information about WestRock or to read the 2022 Sustainability Report, please visit westrock.com/sustainability.


About WestRock

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) is a global leader in sustainable paper and packaging solutions, with approximately 50,000 teammates in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Our integrated packaging capabilities offer end-to-end solutions to help customers address their greatest challenges.


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