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Greenhouse Gases

Decreasing our use of fossil fuels helps reduce our greenhouse emissions – and our carbon footprint.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction and Air Quality

By working to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, increasing energy savings through recycling and other responsible production and manufacturing practices, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. Initiatives include decreasing use of fossil fuels through carbon-neutral biomass and cogeneration.

Key Initiatives

  • Using the co-generation process to reduce energy use during manufacturing
  • Conforming to ISO 50001 and energy management practices
  • Participating in climate change agreements to drive improvements in efficiency
  • Investing in more efficient equipment and processes such as variable speed drives on motors, better control processes
  • Maintaining Forest Stewardship Council certification at all our manufacturing sites to ensure that 100% of the wood fibers we use come from well-managed, sustainable forests

Air Quality

Each of Glatfelter’s manufacturing sites has air quality permits issued by federal, state or local governments that govern the quality of air emissions to protect the local community and environment. Glatfelter is committed to not only complying with these permits but reducing air emissions to even lower levels when practical.

At Glatfelter, we use a variety of monitoring methods to ensure that we are complying with our air quality permits. These methods range from relatively complicated continuous emission monitoring systems that sample the quality of air emissions 24/7 to periodic stack testing for specific pollutants.

We are committed to minimizing air pollution from steam and production processes, as well as ancillary operations such as transportation and converting operations. Our use of high-quality fuels such as natural gas, which can be efficiently converted into steam and heat for our process, minimizes production of other gases that have greater negative impact on the environment.

Air Quality Improvement Initiatives

  • Using renewable energy
  • Making efficient use of raw materials
  • Incorporating fewer toxic chemicals
  • Using less fossil fuels
  • Implementing more efficient production processes
  • Increasing the use of other recovered materials
  • Practicing responsible fiber sourcing
  • New process equipment helps to improve process efficiency and reduce our environmental impact

Other Environmental Sustainability Initiatives