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2020 PCA Responsibility Report

2020 PCA Responsibility Report

2020 PCA Responsibility Report

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Disclosure Description Detail
Organizational Profile
102-4 Location of Operations 2020 Annual Report, page 2
102-5 Ownership and Legal Form Packaging Corporation of America is publicly held, incorporated in Delaware, USA. Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PKG”.
102-6 Markets Served 2020 Annual Report, pages 4, 6
102-7 Scale 2020 Annual Report, pages 1–6
102-8 Employees and Other Workers 2020 Responsibility Report, page 20
102-9 Supply Chain 2020 Annual Report, pages 3–6
102-10 Significant Changes No significant changes to the organization during 2020
102-11 Precautionary Approach or Principle PCA follows a “precautionary approach” when developing and prior to offering new products. We seek to identify potential hazards and risk early in development, such that they can either be eliminated or assuredly managed to a level where they are acceptably mitigated for purposes of our customers, employees, communities and other stakeholders. Sensitivity to the impact that our products, their sourcing/production/provision may have on health, safety and the environment is a key underpinning of our sustainability strategy and objectives.
102-12 External Initiatives CDP
EcoVadis
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
Paper & Packaging: How Life Unfolds
Project UP! In partnership with Arbor Day
Sedex
102-13 Membership of Associations 2020 Responsibility Report, page 59
Strategy
102-14 Statement From Senior Decision Maker 2020 Responsibility Report, page 4
102-15 Description of Key Impacts, Risks and Opportunities 2020 Responsibility Report, page 11; pages 27–28
Ethics and Integrity
102-16 Values, Principles, Standards and Norms of Behavior Corporate Governance; Code of Ethics and Business Conduct; Code of Ethics for Directors; Code of Ethics for Executive Officers and Principal Accounting Personnel
102-17 Mechanisms for Advice and Concerns About Ethics PCA has established a toll-free help line: (877) 643-8722

Concerns may also be written and mailed to:
Compliance Officer
Packaging Corporation of America
c/o Corporate Counsel
1 North Field Court
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, pages 6–8

Governance
102-18 Governance Structure and Committees Responsible Corporate Governance Guidelines; Audit Committee Charter; Compensation Committee Charter; Section 162(m) Subcommittee Charter; Nominating and Governance Committee Charter; Board of Directors; Senior Management Team
Stakeholder Engagement
102-40 List of Stakeholder Groups Employees, customers, shareholders and other capital providers, neighbors (community members), landowners, suppliers, company leadership
102-41 Collective Bargaining Agreements 2020 Annual Report, page 7
102-42 Identifying and Selecting Stakeholders 2020 Responsibility Report, page 7
102-43 Approach to Stakeholder Engagement 2020 Responsibility Report, pages 7–8
102-44 Key Topics and Concerns Raised 2020 Responsibility Report, pages 7–8
Reporting Practice
102-45 Entities Included in the Consolidated Financial Statements 2020 Annual Report, page 48
102-46 Defining Report Content and Topic Boundaries Boundaries for topic disclosures are determined based on data relevance, data availability and materiality. Significance of topics was determined based on surveys and research of stakeholder groups.
102-47 List of Material Topics 2020 Responsibility Report, page 10
102-48 Restatements of Information
Any restatements of information are noted with an adjacent footnote. Restatements in this report are for comparability purposes, as our reporting practices have become more robust over time.
102-49 Changes in Reporting No changes in reporting period, material topics or topic boundaries.
102-50 Reporting Period PCA’s Fiscal (Calendar) Year 2020
102-51 Date of Most Recent Report June 30, 2020
102-52 Reporting Cycle Annual
102-53 Contact Point for Questions Regarding the Report responsibility@packagingcorp.com
102-54 Claims of Reporting in Accordance with GRI Standards This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core Option.
102-55 GRI Content Index 2020 Responsibility Report, pages 56–59
102-56 External Assurance No external assurance for PCA’s 2020 Responsibility Report. All data and information has undergone internal review.
Economic Disclosures
201 Economic Performance Management Approach 2020 Responsibility Report, page 51
201-1 Direct Economic Value Generated and Distributed 2020 Responsibility Report, page 52
201-2 Financial Implications Due to Climate Change 2020 Annual Report, page 32
201-3 Defined Benefit Plan Obligations and Other Retirement Plans 2020 Responsibility Report, pages 51–52
201-4 Financial Assistance Received From Government The company did not receive financial assistance from governments in 2020, 2019, 2018 or 2017.
204 Procurement Practices Management Approach 2020 Responsibility Report, page 45
204-1 Proportion of Spending on Local Suppliers 2020 Responsibility Report, page 46
Environmental Disclosures
301 Materials Management Approach 2020 Responsibility Report, page 35
301-1 Materials Used by Weight or Volume 2020 Responsibility Report, page 35
301-2 Recycled Input Materials Used 2020 Responsibility Report, page 35
301-3 Reclaimed Products 2020 Responsibility Report, page 38
302 Energy Management Approach 2020 Responsibility Report, page 30
302-1 Energy Consumption Within the Organization 2020 Responsibility Report, page 31
302-2 Energy Consumption Outside of the Organization 2020 Responsibility Report, page 31
302-3 Energy Intensity 2020 Responsibility Report, page 12
303-1 Interactions With Water as a Shared Resource 2020 Responsibility Report, page 42
303-2 Management of Water Discharge-Related Impacts 2020 Responsibility Report, page 43
303-3 Water Withdrawal 2020 Responsibility Report, page 42
303-4 Water Discharge 2020 Responsibility Report, page 43
304 Biodiversity Management Approach 2020 Responsibility Report, page 40
304-1 Operational Sites 2020 Responsibility Report, page 40
304-2 Significant Impacts on Biodiversity 2020 Responsibility Report, pages 40–41
304-3 Habitats Protected or Restored 2020 Responsibility Report, page 40
304-4 IUCN Red List Species 2020 Responsibility Report, page 40
305 Emissions Management Approach 2020 Responsibility Report, page 32
305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG Emissions 2020 Responsibility Report, page 32
305-2 Energy Indirect (Scope 2) GHG Emissions 2020 Responsibility Report, page 32
305-3 Other Indirect (Scope 3) GHG Emissions 2020 Responsibility Report, page 32
305-4 GHG Emissions Intensity 2020 Responsibility Report, page 34
305-5 Reduction of GHG Emissions 2020 Responsibility Report, page 32
305-6 Emissions of Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) All emissions from unrecovered refrigerant are HFCs. We do not use or make CFCs.

2020 Responsibility Report, page 32

305-7 Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Sulfur Oxides (SOx) and Other Significant Air Emissions 2020 Responsibility Report, page 34
306 Waste Management Approach 2020 Responsibility Report, page 44
306-2 Waste by Type and Disposal Method 2020 Responsibility Report, page 44
306-4 Transport of Hazardous Waste 2020 Responsibility Report, page 44
307 Environmental Compliance Management Approach 2020 Responsibility Report, page 48
307-1 Non-Compliance with Environmental Laws and Regulations PCA did not have any material violation of environmental laws in 2020, 2019, 2018 or 2017.
Social Disclosures
401 Employment Management Approach 2020 Responsibility Report, page 20
401-1 Employee Hires and Turnover 2020 Responsibility Report, page 20
401-2 Benefits Provided 2020 Responsibility Report, pages 20–21
401-3 Parental Leave 2020 Responsibility Report, page 21
402 Labor and Management Relations Management Approach 2020 Responsibility Report, page 24
402-1 Minimum Notice Regarding Operational Changes 2020 Responsibility Report, page 24
403-1 Occupational Health and Safety Management System 2020 Responsibility Report, page 14
403-2 Hazard Identification, Risk Assesment and Incident Investigation 2020 Responsibility Report, page 15
403-3 Occupational Health Services 2020 Responsibility Report, page 15
403-4 Worker Participation, Consultation and Communication on Occupational Health and Safety 2020 Responsibility Report, page 16
403-5 Worker Training on Occupational Health and Safety 2020 Responsibility Report, page 14
403-6 Promotion of Worker Health 2020 Responsibility Report, page 16
403-7 Prevention and Mitigation of Occupational Health and Safety Impacts Directly LInked by Business Relationships 2020 Responsibility Report, page 15
403-8 Workers Covered by an Occupational Health and Safety Management System 2020 Responsibility Report, page 14
403-9 Work-Related Injuries 2020 Responsibility Report, page 16
404 Training and Education Management Approach 2020 Responsibility Report, page 17
404-1 Average Hours of Training Per Year Per Employee 2020 Responsibility Report, page 17
404-2 Programs for Upgrading Employee Skills and Transition Assistance Programs 2020 Responsibility Report, pages 17–19
404-3 Percentage of Employees Receiving Regular Performance Reviews PCA utilizes various formal and informal performance management processes, trainings and development programs to build competence among employees. Employees are evaluated on job performance, including performance against the expected standards of conduct.
405 Diversity and Equal Opportunity Management Approach 2020 Responsibility Report, page 25
405-1 Diversity of Governance Bodies and Employees 2020 Responsibility Report, page 25
413 Local Communities Management Approach 2020 Responsibility Report, page 49
413-1 Operations with Local Community Engagement 2020 Responsibility Report, page 49
413-2 Operations with Significant Actual and Potential Negative Impacts on Local Communities PCA is not aware of any current operations that pose actual or potential material negative impacts on the communities where we operate.
416 Consumer Health and Safety Management Approach 2020 Responsibility Report, page 53
416-1 Assessment of the Health and Safety Impacts 2020 Responsibility Report, page 54
416-2 Incidence of Non-Compliance Concerning Health and Safety PCA did not have any incidents of non-compliance with product safety regulations or material instances non-compliant with voluntary product safety codes in 2020.
102-1 Name of the Organization Packaging Corporation of America
102-2 Activities, Brands, Products and Services 2020 Annual Report, pages 2–4
102-3 Location of Headquarters Lake Forest, Illinois USA