Monadnock Paper elevates commitment to a more sustainable future with increased support of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced today that Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the United States, increased its patronage of SGP to gold level.
Patrons recognize and support SGP’s continuing role in advancing the benefits of sustainable practices and certification to both the print and buying communities. SGP Patrons are leaders in the industry by promoting a more sustainable future and sustainable supply chain.
“Monadnock and SGP share a commitment to sustainability and innovation,” said Jonathan Graham, Chair of the SGP Board. “As the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the United States, Monadnock has a legacy of sustainability, demonstrating the critical balance of people, planet and profit.”
Monadnock’s product portfolio, numbering more than 200 grades of paper, is FSC certified, manufactured carbon neutral (VERs) and made with 100 percent renewable Green-e certified wind powered electricity (RECs) under a third-party certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. In recent months, the company has introduced sustainable papers and packaging material made from alternative fibers such as industrial hemp, cotton linters, and jute derived from recycled coffee bags. Monadnock’s online Environmental Impact Calculator helps industry partners and customers forecast and assess the positive impacts on energy, air, water and waste by specifying its papers.
“Monadnock joined SGP last year as a silver Patron. To answer the demand from global brands, even through the pandemic, we stayed the course with considerable development of new and sustainable printing and packaging papers,” said Julie Brannen, Director, Sustainability Solutions, Monadnock. “We recognize the synergies and alignment with SGP principles and the importance of supporting sustainability in the printing supply chain. In order to accelerate this mission we increased our support to gold status.”
“Our work to build an increasingly sustainable supply chain is accelerating through strategic partnerships with leading companies like Monadnock,” said Graham. “As the SGP sustainability certification expanded from printing facilities to manufacturing and supplier facilities in 2022, Monadnock serves as a key example of how facilities can build sustainability into their company DNA.”
“We are glad to be involved in the work of SGP and increase our support to optimize sustainability across the supply chain,” said Brannen. “At Monadnock, we’re committed to building a better world together with our customers and industry partners.”
To learn more about how to become an SGP Patron and support the sustainable future of the printing industry and its customers, visit www.sgppartnership.org/patrons.
About Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc: Crafting Extraordinary Solutions for a Sustainable Future. Founded in 1819 and based in Bennington, NH, Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., manufactures a diverse range of papers including technical/specialty, premium printing and packaging papers. The company works with the world’s leading brands to craft and customize environmentally responsible performance papers for commercial printing, packaging and technical applications. Monadnock is committed to responsible environmental stewardship and maintains that fiber-based alternatives to plastic can be cost-efficient, environmentally sensitive, and beautiful. Monadnock is recognized by leading environmental organizations including the Forest Stewardship Council, The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and earned the Governors Award for Pollution Prevention as well as the Cornerstone Award from New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility for its environmental efforts. FSC certification: C018866. www.mpm.com
About SGP: The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is the only certification organization promoting sustainability in all printing processes throughout the United States and Canada. SGP promotes a sustainable print supply chain through best practices, innovation, information sharing and validation. The SGP program encompasses the three pillars of sustainability – people, planet, and profit. SGP’s growing list of partners include 3M, Bobst, Cooley/Group, EFI, EMG, FLEXcon, Laird Plastics, Monadnock Paper Mills, Nvent Marketing, Piedmont Plastics, Polymershapes, Sun Chemical, REI, ANN Inc., BrandKey Graphics, Snowball Print Marketing, major print organizations, academic institutions, and other leading companies. www.sgppartnership.org