Neenah Paper Signs On to Support the SGP Partnership as a Gold Patron
BOHEMIA, NY—August 16, 2012—The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, announced the Gold Patron support of Neenah Paper. Additionally, Elizabeth Corbett, director of sales, new business development for Neenah Paper, is joining SGP’s board of directors.
Neenah manufactures premium writing, text, cover, specialty, and private watermark papers, as well as many popular FSC Certified recycled papers and tree-free papers. The company recognizes the importance of aligning with organizations that promote sustainable printing in the graphic communications industry. Its involvement with SGP also provides the company with opportunities to advance its environmental initiatives within the Certified print community.
“Neenah Paper is pleased to be able to participate and sponsor the effort to drive education and awareness of holistic sustainable choices, which incorporate paper as well as the entire printing supply chain,” commented Corbett. “Our members have a passion for driving meaningful sustainability improvements while continuously educating the printer and corporate communities.”
“We are very excited to have Neenah Paper join the SGP community. As a strong sustainability advocate for the graphic communications industry, Neenah Paper adds tremendous value to our organization,” states Marci Kinter, chair of the SGP Program. “We are also excited to have Elizabeth Corbett, serve as a member of the SGP Board of Directors. SGP looks forward to a long and productive relationship with Neenah Paper.”
Neenah Paper’s goal is to manufacture products in a sustainable manner by reducing or recycling water, using less energy, incorporating renewable energy sources into its processes, and pursuing manufacturing waste reduction. The company has been recognized by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin at the “Celebration of Conservation” for its contribution to the state Natural Area’s Program. Neenah Paper is also involved in several environmental conservation programs, including an initiative in concert with the NRF to help reforest an area of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, one of the world’s most biologically diverse regions.
Neenah Paper (NYSE: NP) is an innovative leader in the creation and manufacturing of premium, specialty and sustainable papers used for premium writing, text, cover, private watermarks, and specialty needs. The company also produces envelopes in thousands of unique styles.
SGP is a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry. The organization promotes reducing the environmental impact and increasing the social responsibility through sustainable green printing practices. To receive SGP certification, print facilities go well beyond compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws. They establish sustainability management systems, implement best practices, and commit to continuous improvements in sustainability. Certified facilities are also required to report on progress annually.