Staying Home for Safety – and Sustainability

The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world, but a time of change is also a time of opportunity. Jacob Holm was an early adopter of a work-from-home policy: On February 26, 2020, we implemented our first travel restrictions, and by March 11, we mandated that as many of our administrative employees begin working from home as possible. 

Of course, our chief goal is the safety of our workers, but that’s just part of the social sustainability benefits we’ve seen from working remotely. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our reduced commuting has achieved a savings of almost fourteen metric tons of carbon emissions per week. According to the EPA, that equals the amount of carbon that would have been produced by powering 1,772,698 smart phones each week, or the weekly carbon-equivalent consumed by 946.4 acres of US forests!

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