At the Boise Inc. mill in Wallula, we take our commitment to the environment and community very seriously. We rely on natural resources -- air, water, energy and especially fiber from trees -- to make the paper and packaging products people use every day. It only makes sense we operate in ways that sustain these natural resources and protect the environment today and for generations to come.
Boise is committed to sustainable forestry and responsible fiber procurement practices. We participate in several independent, third-party forest certification programs, including the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the Forest Stewardship Council and Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification.
These programs ensure our fiber comes from sustainably managed forests, and ensure we can track where that fiber comes from.
Boise's Wallula mill also holds ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management practices. ISO 14001 is recognized as the leading standard for environmental management systems and demonstrates environmental stewardship to our stakeholders, including our neighbors in Walla Walla County.
We've been a part of the Walla Walla community for more than 50 years, and we look forward to many more years of providing steady employment, living-wage jobs and a reliable source of important revenue for the county. In fact, our mill pays about three percent of all property taxes for Walla Walla County, funding area schools, first responders, law enforcement and more.
Boise appreciates our partnership with the Port of Walla Walla, and the current and former Port commissioners, for the past half century. Their support and assistance has been, and continues to be, extremely valuable to our mill, our employees and our county.
Public Affairs Manager
Boise Inc. Wallula Pulp and Paper Mill