Green by Design

Georgia-Pacific Professional said it received EcoLogo certification on a broad selection of the company’s tissue, towel and napkin products. This designation by the EcoLogo Program, a third party environmental certification organization, is another building block in Georgia-Pacific Professional’s Green By Design program.

The facilities that manufacture Georgia-Pacific Professional’s EcoLogo certified products underwent a rigorous independent audit as part of the participation in the program. Elements of the audit included natural resource consumption, energy consumption, effluent quality, and solid waste from the facility.

“EcoLogo certification is a recognition of our long-time commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Bill Sleeper, president of Georgia-Pacific Professional. “From being a pioneer in recycling to making products that help reduce waste, Georgia-Pacific Professional is dedicated to being a sustainable partner with our customers.”

The EcoLogo program compares products and services with others in the same category, develops rigorous and scientifically relevant criteria, and awards the EcoLogo certification to those that are environmentally preferable.

“EcoLogo is one of the most respected environmental standards in the industry, representing a holistic approach to measurement of environmental impact in the processes for paper manufacturing,” said Dan Silk, vice president of sustainability for Georgia-Pacific Professional. “It is an excellent fit with our dedication to processes and products that are technologically and environmentally sound.”

An outline of the EcoLogo standards is available online at http://www.ecologo.org

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