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Buckeye Honored For Green Efforts



Published August 30, 2010
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Buckeye Technologies, the world's largest maker of airlaid nonwovens, has been honored for its sustainability efforts by GreenBusiness Works. The Memphis, TN-based company was ranked in the top 20% of publicly held companies headquartered in the Southeast for its corporate sustainability policies and practices.

The first annual Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings, announced in May by GreenBusiness Works and its partners, rated 280 companies on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and policies. These rankings were compiled by KLD Research & Analytics Inc., which was also instrumental in naming Newsweek’s Green 500 ratings.

John Crowe, Chairman and CEO, expressed appreciation for this recognition. “In April of 2009, we published our inaugural Sustainability Report, emphasizing sustainable business practices throughout our operations worldwide and detailing our focus on reducing fossil fuels, water, solid waste, and air emissions. Our latest report will be released in early September and we are proud of the measurable progress we have so rapidly made. It is rewarding to receive the acknowledgement of our efforts by the top quintile placement in these rankings.”

As a result of being ranked among the top 20 percent, Buckeye was invited to attend the group’s first C-Suite and Sustainability Breakfast session on August 24. This session, and those that will follow, provide an ongoing forum for senior executives to gain fresh insights and share ideas which will increase the pace of sustainable developments.