Manufacturing Sustainability: Green Manufacturing News

Glatfelter Launches Sustainability Website

posted by William R. Stott
Published: May 18, 2009

Glatfelter's website focuses on sustainability in the paper supply chain.

Glatfelter, a global supplier of specialty papers and engineered products, is launching a new section of its website dedicated to the topic of sustainability. Drawing on Glatfelter's more than 145 years in the paper-making industry, the new sustainability area highlights the company’s efforts to conserve resources, prevent waste and foster environmental, economic and social sustainability for the benefit of future generations.

The new site targets three major areas that relate to the company:

  • The environmental section details performance measures, production practices, sustainable forestry initiatives and environmentally responsible products.
  • The economic section highlights capital investments, economic positioning, financial performance and new product development efforts -- a prime driver for Glatfelter that exemplifies its stability and dedication to innovation during difficult economic times.
  • The social section features such topics as safety, wellness, training and community support.

Users can also learn about the company’s commitment to sustainability, the paper lifecycle and Glatfelter's policies and certifications.

"Sustainability is about conducting business in ways that protect and enhance the environmental, economic and social resources that are entrusted to us," said George H. Glatfelter II, Chairman and CEO. "By accepting the responsibility to operate our business in a sustainable manner, we protect the ability of future generations to enjoy a quality of life equal to or greater than our own."

More than ever, customers have expressed interest for the environment and have asked for participation on the part of their suppliers, like Glatfelter, to assist them in adopting more sustainable business practices. "We applaud these efforts, and agree that cooperation is the most effective way to reach sustainable goals," Glatfelter added. The company's specialty paper and engineered products are used in a broad variety of industries including book publishing, food and beverage packaging, medical, composite laminates, converting and digital imaging.

The new sustainability section is located at