We Specialize in Sustainable Solutions

Plugging into the
Power of Trees

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What if trees could power the next century of sustainability? Well, it’s not a “what if,” it’s what is possible when we harness the power of trees!

With customer-focused innovations, RYAM is continuously improving the science of sustainability—converting renewable resources into remarkable alternatives to fossil-fuel based products.

We do not manufacture one-size-fits-all products; we collaborate with our customers to create bespoke solutions that serve their unique needs and can help your business develop and deploy sustainable solutions. Put simply, we can be the “sustainable” in your business.

Our plants create products that help industry-leaders worldwide create more sustainable products.

We understand the importance of reducing our world’s reliance on fossil fuels and helping the planet transition to a sustainable future. Just as importantly, we have nearly a century of experience pioneering innovative technologies and techniques that changed our world for the better. We can put that experience to work for you.

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Sustainable Solutions: Good for Your Business, Good for the Environment

Powering the Next Century, Sustainably

Our scientists, researchers, and engineers pioneer sustainable solutions that are good for the environment and good for the economy. At RYAM, we promote a more circular economy through sustainable sourcing and environmental stewardship. By transforming renewable resources into remarkable solutions, RYAM’s products offer a sustainable alternative to fossil fuel-based materials.

Working forests are the backbone of our sustainability strategy. They support ecological diversity, sequester carbon, and recharge aquifers. Just as importantly, working forests furnish renewable resources that power RYAM’s sustainable solutions. Our solutions help customers achieve their sustainability goals and create more environmentally friendly products for everyone.

RYAM’s ESG Performance Targets

Sustainability, Stewardship, and Progress

RYAM is uniquely positioned to serve a growing global market for sustainable solutions. Our ESG goals reflect our company’s commitment to progress—economically, socially, and environmentally. We transform renewable resources into remarkable solutions that promote a more sustainable world. Our scientists, researchers, and engineers leverage nearly a century of expertise to pioneer some of the most innovative solutions to our world’s most pressing challenges. We strive to be better stewards of the environment, both in what we make and how we make it.
  • Our specialty cellulose solutions serve as sustainable alternatives for fossil fuel-based products, like plastics or gasoline.
  • Our plants generate renewable energy that powers our operations and supports surrounding communities.
  • Our operations create a market for wood products that support millions of acres of forests, cleaning the air, recharging aquifers and supporting wildlife habitat.
However, there is always room for progress. With that in mind, our ESG targets serve as a compass, guiding our efforts to realize our vision of a more sustainable world. We take pride in our longstanding position as an industry leader in sustainable operations and in our global role as a creator of sustainable solutions.

Renewable Energy Profile

78% of RYAM’s energy in 2021 came from sustainable, renewable sources:

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Supporting Global Progress

RYAM is dedicated to conducting business ethically and with integrity, with an emphasis on empowering our employees and fostering an inclusive workplace. Respect for the dignity of all individuals is fundamental to our business. We require the same high standard of our suppliers and business partners, too. Click here to learn more about RYAM’s commitment to Human Rights and global progress.

RYAM’s 2022 ESG Report

RYAM 2022 ESG Report
Click below to view our full 2022 Environmental, Social, and Governance Progress update.
RYAM 2021 ESG Report

Want to compare? Click below to download our 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance report.

RYAM is pleased to share this environmental performance update highlighting 2022 operations. This document summarizes our performance concerning the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) metrics relevant to the pulp and paper industry. Additionally, key updates on Waste Management and Working Forests are provided.