Corporate Responsibility

With operations in North America and employees around the world, we recognize the impact and responsibility our businesses have—and prioritize the overall well being of our employees, customers and the communities.

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Community

Veritiv operates in more than 250 communities across North America. Driven by our core values and Veritiv Connects, our community and philanthropy program, we focus on corporate giving and employee volunteering to help shape the success of these communities.

CORPORATE PROGRAMS

Veritiv is proud to partner with Junior Achievement and the American Red Cross, providing in-kind donations, monetary support, and Veritiv volunteer teams, in support of our primary corporate responsibility focal areas: Learning and Healthy Living.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

Veritiv partners with Junior Achievement to provide middle and high school students with business knowledge and skills they need to plan for the future. As part of our Veritiv Connects initiative, Veritiv employees volunteer at Junior Achievement's Discovery Centers for in-person mentoring with students.

AMERICAN RED CROSS

Veritiv’s team members volunteer with the American Red Cross to aid in relief efforts from hurricanes, tornadoes, wild fires and other natural disasters. The team makes financial contributions, organizes blood drives in an effort to help end the emergency blood shortage, and creates comfort kits that have been distributed to displaced victims to help with basic necessities.

LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Communities are unique. Along with national programs, Veritiv employees embrace local opportunities to extend their time and talent and product donations. These include food banks, Habitat for Humanity, International Coastal and Park Clean-ups, Stuff the Bus, Love Rolls, and Toys for Tots, to name a few. One of our primary focus areas is healthy living, and team members demonstrate that by helping to clean up our communities and give to those less fortunate.

Safety

Employees should have a safe, productive work environment. Our Target Zero approach symbolizes our goal of zero unrecognized and unresolved hazards that can lead to injuries. All employees are empowered and encouraged to recognize areas for improvement. In 2018 our Total Incident Rate (TIR)1 for our operations in North America was 0.99.

Introduced in 2017, SCORE (Stop, Consider, Observe, React and Execute), facilitates communication to workers about how to approach daily tasks, regardless of how routine the task may be.

MHE SAFE focuses on the safe operation of Material Handling Equipment.

 

1 TIR is calculated using the OSHA criteria for recordability and OSHA calculation methodologies.

Sustainability

We recognize our distribution business has an impact on the environment. As such, we focus our environmental sustainability efforts in three areas: our fleet, our facilities and our products.

FLEET & FACILITIES

Veritiv continues to deliver year-over-year improvements in fuel efficiency through route optimization and equipment upgrades. Replacing aging semi-trucks with newer models better equipped to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. Within our facilities we apply the LEAN principles that we advise our customers to apply—finding ways to eliminate waste and reduce energy consumption.

PRODUCTS

We aim to work with suppliers that share our commitment to operate ethically and responsibly. View our Supplier Code of Conduct.

Our private brands adhere to the highest industry standards and many maintain environmental certifications—by category or holistically.

Reliable Brand® Towel and Tissue is made of recycled content and meets EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and LEED® standards (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). As well, Reliable Brand hand hygiene and chemical products formulations hold UL ECOLOGO® product certifications.

For Paper and Publishing customers, we offer products that meet widely acknowledged environmental standards, and maintain three Chain of Custody Certifications.

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®): SGSNA-CoC-003630
Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®): SGS-SFI-CoC-0037
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC): SGSPEFC-CoC-0208

Endurance® and Starbrite® paper brands maintain Chain of Custody.

 

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