Mohawk Recognized as One of the Greenest Organizations in the United States
COHOES, NY—April 22, 2013—At Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, every day is Earth Day.
In recognition of Earth Day 2013, Mohawk announces it has been named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s national list of 100% Green Power Users list for the seventh year in a row. Mohawk is ranked among other leading renewable energy purchasers including Intel, Whole Foods Market, Staples, the US EPA, Union College, and the Empire State Building. Mohawk continues its membership in the EPA’s Green Power Leadership Club which it has held since 2005.
“We are pleased to again be recognized by the EPA for our environmental and sustainable business practices,” said Michelle Carpenter, vice president, Environmental and Energy Stewardship, Mohawk. “As a paper manufacturer, we have always understood that our dependence on basic resources such as water, wood fiber, and energy creates a unique responsibility for environmental stewardship. We continually examine every aspect of our business with the objective of minimizing our environmental footprint in every way possible. Environmental responsibility is at the core of Mohawk’s ethos,”
The EPA defines "green power" as renewable energy sources with the highest environmental benefits: solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, some biomass, and low-impact small hydro. The 100% Green Power User designation means Mohawk purchases green power at a level matching 100 percent of on-site electric use, and reducing the environmental impacts of conventional electricity use.
Earth Day 2013 Initiatives
As a company, Mohawk will recognize Earth Day 2013 by encouraging employees to participate in the company’s third annual Earth Day clean-ups. Employees at all Mohawk locations will be encouraged to clean up community areas outside of their workplaces.
In addition, Mohawk will continue its support of charity: water via customer incentives on the company’s retail site. Beginning on Earth Day, Mohawk will match all charity: water donations made during check-out. Customers currently have the option to donate $5, $10 or $20—so all donations will now be doubled thru 4/30/13, courtesy of Mohawk. For more information about charity: water, visit http://my.charitywater.org.