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PGI continues to demonstrate leadership in CSR
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Polymer Group Inc (PGI) reported it made significant progress in 2009 toward meeting its long-term sustainability goals, according to its second annual Sustainability Report prepared using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework.

The 2009 report showed the company continues to make environmental, health and safety improvements moving in the direction of achieving its corporate-wide sustainability targets for the year 2014. PGI reported on 16 new indicators in 2009 versus 2008 for a total of 37.

"Sustainability initiatives have been taking place for many years at PGI. Our 2009 report clearly shows that sustainability is interwoven with our values, our relationships and our capabilities globally," said Veronica "Ronee" Hagen, chief executive officer. "We continue to lead our industry in this important area and raise the bar for ourselves and everyone else in our business system."

"In 2009, we made significant progress in many important operational areas and strengthened our transparency," said John Heironimus, chief sustainability officer. "It takes a combination of company-wide commitment and outstanding internal processes to achieve these kinds of results, which are a testament to the strength and effectiveness of our global organization."

Highlights from PGI's 2009 Sustainability Report include:

• Reducing its carbon footprint by 19 percent and water consumption by 32 percent
• Lowering total raw material intensity of its products by 11 percent
• Increasing use of recycled materials by 3 percent
• Decreasing the generation of solid waste by 5 percent
• Improving safety with a 25 percent reduction in lost-time injury rate
• Improving employee engagement level versus benchmark

Among other accomplishments noted in the report was PGI Mexico's recognition by the Governor of the state of San Luis Potosi with a Red Cross Award for Social Responsibility.

Polymer Group Inc (PGI)


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