Menasha Packaging Releases Sustainability Report
NEENAH, Wis.—Menasha Packaging announced the publication of its first corporate Sustainability Report titled, "Making the World a Better Place." The report focuses on the companys three-tiered approach to sustainability by increasing economic value, demonstrating social responsibility, and enhancing environmental stewardship.
In late 2010, Menasha announced that sustainability is one of the critical areas in which the company will take a market leadership position. It has already made a number of significant achievements in sustainability, including:
• New product introductions that include packaging designs that offer the same function and performance but use fewer raw materials in the manufacturing process.
• A heat-recovery system in the Neenah facility that reuses heat generated from the corrugator as a primary source of heat for the building.
• Reductions in the consumption of electricity, natural gas, and water.
• Installation of five Renewegy 20 kW wind turbines at its Neenah office and manufacturing complex.
• Support of environmental organizations through donations from the Menasha Corporation Foundation.
"Menasha Packaging helps its customers to protect, move, and promote their products," said Menasha Packaging President, Mike Waite. "We are engaged in helping them create high-impact graphic packaging and merchandising products that attract shoppers and reduce their impact on the environment. At the same time, we have also made tremendous strides in reaching our internal sustainability objectives as part of our overarching goal of protecting and respecting the environment."
The Sustainability Report can be accessed online at www.menashapackaging.com.