Affirmative Action Employment Policy

It is the policy of Georgia-Pacific that within each of its operations all supervisors and other management personnel will provide equal opportunity in employment and advancement to employees and applicants based on individual merit. Individual merit shall be judged on such factors as qualifications for and interest in the job in question, attendance record, cooperativeness, work habits and behavior, length of company service where appropriate, and ability to do the job in a satisfactory, safe, and dependable manner.

The company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices because of a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information. The company also prohibits harassment of any individual on the basis of any of these characteristics.

This policy governs all aspects of employment, including recruiting, hiring, job assignments, promotions, transfers, training and educational programs, discipline, overtime, layoff and recall, pay and other forms of compensation. It is also the explicit responsibility of managers and supervisors to exert good faith effort to provide a work environment for all employees that is free from all types of unlawful discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment.

Our policy includes a special affirmative action effort to recruit, hire, train, and advance in employment qualified females, minorities, and individuals with disabilities or protected veterans.  Our policy also includes efforts to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified applicants and employees with disabilities can perform the essential function of the job, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Questions or Complaints

Questions or complaints regarding this policy, its application, or to make a request to review the Affirmative Action Plan for individuals with disabilities or protected veterans, may be directed to  All complaints of unlawful discrimination and harassment will be investigated promptly and in as confidential a manner as possible. Individuals who bring their questions or complaints to management in good faith will not jeopardize their employment opportunities in any way. Employees and applicants will not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they: file a complaint; assist or participate in any investigation or other activity related to the administration of any federal, state, or local equal employment opportunity or affirmative action statute; oppose any act or practice made unlawful by federal, state or local law requiring equal employment opportunity or affirmative action; or exercise any other employment right protected by federal, state or local law or its implementing regulations.