KES’s capabilities in engineered equipment and analytics help industries remain compliant with increasingly stringent environmental regulations. They also help customers use resources more efficiently. Being able to use less water for processing and less fuel for combustion or power generation can have enormous benefits for the environment.
Dan Haycook, chief commercial officer for KES, is pleased with how the company offers so many important environmental benefits to customers outside of Koch. “It’s important for us to help our customers achieve their own stewardship goals. Our innovations and environmental technology have helped them operate in ways that are cleaner, more efficient, more compliant and more reliable,” Haycook said. “Although we look at things through the lens of stewardship rather than ESG checklists, the simple fact is we all have stewardship responsibilities and we all want to achieve environmental excellence.”
Putting Down Roots
Georgia-Pacific is known for using forest products to make everything from plywood to paper towels. In the communities where its employees live and work, GP is also known for helping make public spaces such as ballfields, playgrounds, parks and trails even better. “By doing that,” said Jack Priblo, GP’s senior director of marketing, “we help bring people together in ways that benefit the community. That’s been especially important during this time of COVID.
“It only makes sense that a leader in sustainable forestry would also be a leader in helping our communities thrive. These are the places where we as families put down our roots. It also makes sense,” Priblo added, “that GP invests in America’s greatest natural resource — our children — by supporting equal access to a quality education. We are working to increase access to opportunity by actively supporting our teachers and schools, innovative STEM and vocational instruction, job training and workforce development.”