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Driving Carbon Reduction

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently recognized the DS Smith mill in Riceboro, the first ISO-50001 certified facility in the pulp, paper and paper products industry in North America.

DS Smith's Riceboro Mill is one of only 145 sites in the U.S. to have received that certification since the ISO’s program began 2012, designed to audit and highlight companies that embrace effective energy management systems.

According to the most recent ISO survey, it had certified 260 companies  worldwide in the pulp, paper and paper products sector, and none was in the U.S. – until DS Smith’s Riceboro.

“The old adage that you can't manage what you don't measure has never been more important than today,” said Giancarlo Maroto, managing director, paper, forestry and recycling for DS Smith North America. “We’re extremely proud of our Riceboro team and the work they put in to pass the rigorous ISO audit and be recognized as the first paper mill in the U.S. to be ISO-50001 certified.”

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