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2021 PCA Responsibility Report

2021 PCA Responsibility Report

At PCA, we are committed to sustainable and responsible growth over the long term. We are very pleased to publish our Responsibility Reports to our stakeholders and share the progress we have made in doing our part to ensure the continued health of the resources on which we all depend. Our Responsibility Reports conform to the Global Reporting Initiative™ (GRI) standards.

2021 PCA Responsibility Report

2021 PCA Responsibility Report

GRI Index

Disclosure Description Detail
Organizational Profile
102-1 Name of the Organization Packaging Corporation of America
102-2 Activities, Brands, Products and Services 2021 Annual Report, pages 2–5
102-3 Location of Headquarters Lake Forest, Illinois USA
102-4 Location of Operations 2021 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 2021 Annual Report, pages 5–6
102-7 Scale 2021 Annual Report, pages 1–7
102-8 Employees and Other Workers 2021 Responsibility Report, page 17
102-9 Supply Chain 2021 Annual Report, pages 4–6
102-10 Significant Changes No significant changes to the organization during 2021
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 2021 Responsibility Report, page 49
Strategy
102-14 Statement From Senior Decision Maker 2021 Responsibility Report, page 4
102-15 Description of Key Impacts, Risks and Opportunities 2021 Responsibility Report, page 8
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 and fiber suppliers, suppliers of other goods and services
102-41 Collective Bargaining Agreements 2021 Annual Report, page 8
102-42 Identifying and Selecting Stakeholders 2021 Responsibility Report, page 7
102-43 Approach to Stakeholder Engagement 2021 Responsibility Report, page 7
102-44 Key Topics and Concerns Raised 2021 Responsibility Report, page 7
Reporting Practice
102-45 Entities Included in the Consolidated Financial Statements 2021 Annual Report, page 47
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 2021 Responsibility Report, page 7
102-48 Restatements of Information
Any restatements of information are noted with an adjacent footnote.
102-49 Changes in Reporting No changes in reporting period, material topics or topic boundaries.
102-50 Reporting Period PCA’s Fiscal (Calendar) Year 2021
102-51 Date of Most Recent Report June 30, 2021
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 2021 Responsibility Report, pages 46–48
102-56 External Assurance No external assurance for PCA’s 2021 Responsibility Report. All data and information has undergone internal review.
Environmental Disclosures
301 Materials Management Approach 2021 Responsibility Report, page 35
301-1 Materials Used by Weight or Volume 2021 Responsibility Report, page 36
301-2 Recycled Input Materials Used 2021 Responsibility Report, page 36
301-3 Reclaimed Products 2021 Responsibility Report, page 39
302 Energy Management Approach 2021 Responsibility Report, page 30
302-1 Energy Consumption Within the Organization 2021 Responsibility Report, page 31
302-2 Energy Consumption Outside of the Organization 2021 Responsibility Report, page 31
303-1 Interactions With Water as a Shared Resource 2021 Responsibility Report, page 41
303-2 Management of Water Discharge-Related Impacts 2021 Responsibility Report, page 42
303-3 Water Withdrawal 2021 Responsibility Report, page 41
303-4 Water Discharge 2021 Responsibility Report, page 42
305 Emissions Management Approach 2021 Responsibility Report, page 32
305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG Emissions 2021 Responsibility Report, page 33
305-2 Energy Indirect (Scope 2) GHG Emissions 2021 Responsibility Report, page 33
305-3 Other Indirect (Scope 3) GHG Emissions 2021 Responsibility Report, page 33
305-4 GHG Emissions Intensity 2021 Responsibility Report, page 34
305-5 Reduction of GHG Emissions 2021 Responsibility Report, page 31
305-6 Emissions of Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) Emissions from unrecovered refrigerant are a de minimis source of GHG emissions for PCA.
305-7 Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Sulfur Oxides (SOx) and Other Significant Air Emissions 2021 Responsibility Report, page 34
306 Waste Management Approach 2021 Responsibility Report, page 44
306-2 Waste by Type and Disposal Method 2021 Responsibility Report, page 44
306-4 Transport of Hazardous Waste 2021 Responsibility Report, page 44
307-1 Non-Compliance with Environmental Laws and Regulations PCA did not have any material violation of environmental laws in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 or 2017.
Social Disclosures
401 Employment Management Approach 2021 Responsibility Report, page 17
401-1 Employee Hires and Turnover 2021 Responsibility Report, page 17
401-2 Benefits Provided 2021 Responsibility Report, pages 17–18
401-3 Parental Leave 2021 Responsibility Report, page 18
403-1 Occupational Health and Safety Management System 2021 Responsibility Report, page 11
403-2 Hazard Identification, Risk Assesment and Incident Investigation 2021 Responsibility Report, page 12
403-3 Occupational Health Services 2021 Responsibility Report, page 12
403-4 Worker Participation, Consultation and Communication on Occupational Health and Safety 2021 Responsibility Report, page 13
403-5 Worker Training on Occupational Health and Safety 2021 Responsibility Report, page 11
403-6 Promotion of Worker Health 2021 Responsibility Report, page 13
403-7 Prevention and Mitigation of Occupational Health and Safety Impacts Directly LInked by Business Relationships 2021 Responsibility Report, page 12
403-8 Workers Covered by an Occupational Health and Safety Management System 2021 Responsibility Report, page 11
403-9 Work-Related Injuries 2021 Responsibility Report, page 13
404 Training and Education Management Approach 2021 Responsibility Report, page 14
404-1 Average Hours of Training Per Year Per Employee 2021 Responsibility Report, page 14
404-2 Programs for Upgrading Employee Skills and Transition Assistance Programs 2021 Responsibility Report, pages 14–16
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 2021 Responsibility Report, page 20
405-1 Diversity of Governance Bodies and Employees 2021 Responsibility Report,  pages 20–21
413 Local Communities Management Approach 2021 Responsibility Report, page 24
413-1 Operations with Local Community Engagement 2021 Responsibility Report, page 24
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 2021 Responsibility Report, page 22
416-1 Assessment of the Health and Safety Impacts 2021 Responsibility Report, page 23
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 incidents of non-compliance with voluntary product safety codes in 2021.