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Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. Sustainability

Our Commitment

Across all levels of our organization, we believe there’s a lot to be said for doing the right thing — simply because it’s the right thing to do.

Socially and environmentally responsible investments in technology, processes and products will deliver value to our customers and our community.

Stewardship

At Monadnock, environmental stewardship is one of our core beliefs. All of our products are manufactured under a third-party certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.  We’re proud to be Forest Stewardship Council certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

All of our products are manufactured carbon neutral (VERs) using Green-e certified 100% renewable electricity (RECs). Monadnock is an EPA Green Power Partner, EPA Wastewise Partner and EPA SmartWay Transport Partner.

You can tell a lot about a company by the company it keeps.  We have been recognized by leading environmental organizations including the Sierra Club, The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and have earned the Governors Award for Pollution Prevention as well as the Cornerstone Award from New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility for our environmental efforts.

But awards and recognition aren’t why we do it. We do it because we live here. We do it because we raise our families here. And we do it because we would like to leave our beautiful area of New Hampshire as pristine as we found it nearly two centuries ago.

The Nature of Monadnock

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History has taught us that what gets measured gets managed and usually gets better.  With this in mind, we have set goals in our pursuit of sustainability.

Read our progress report.

Environmental Policy - 2017

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Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. is committed to responsible stewardship of the environment by:

  • Promoting environmental awareness among our customers, suppliers, converters, employees and local residents.
  • Providing environmentally sustainable products and services to our customers.
  • Maintaining our record of compliance with environmental regulations and standards.
  • Continuing to invest in research to determine innovative ways to reduce waste and to efficiently use natural resources.
  • Choosing materials with minimal environmental impacts during the design and development of new products.
  • Encouraging legislators and state officials to develop sound environmental policies and regulations.
  • Senior management is committed to continual improvement in pollution prevention and in reducing environmental impacts identified in our 14001 Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 EMS

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Monadnock operates under the strict requirements of a third-party certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

We have identified all of the environmental aspects of our manufacturing operation, quantified the impacts and are committed to continuous improvement.

The EMS is audited on an annual basis to ensure Monadnock complies with the ISO 14001 standard.

ISO 14001 Certificate

Program Participation

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Monadnock is an EPA 100% Green Power Leader.  The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to use green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use.

One hundred percent of Monadnock’s papers are made with renewable wind-powered electricity that is certified by Green-E (Third-party Certified Renewable Energy Certificates).

Monadnock is an EPA SmartWay Transport Partner. By voluntarily moving goods in the cleanest, most efficient way possible in the U.S. and Canada, SmartWay partners protect the environment, enhance North America’s energy security and foster economic vitality.

FSC® CERTIFIED

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Monadnock Paper Mills is Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

All Monadnock printing and packaging papers meet FSC standards and bear the FSC logo.  Technical/specialty paper grades may be manufactured to FSC standards upon request.

FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.

This is a chain-of-custody certification. All parties in the supply chain taking legal ownership of the product must be certified in order for the finished product to bear this logo.

Monadnock FSC CoC Certificate

Visit www.fsc.org for more information.

Click here for more information on using FSC logos.

CALCULATING...

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Eco-Calculator

Using paper containing recycled fiber made carbon neutral with 100% renewable electricity results in the following impact reductions: Congratulations on the reduced environmental footprint of your project! The impact of your paper choice is equivalent to:

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8,483

Pounds of solid waste
not produced

Equivalent to: 0.4 garbage trucks of waste
92,683,125

BTUs of energy
not consumed

Equivalent to: powering 2 homes for a year
831,600

Pounds of wood saved

Equivalent to: 388 trees still standing
258,754

Net pounds of GHG CO2
not produced

Equivalent to: 4 cars
not driven for a year
1,338,060

Gallons of wastewater
not produced

Equivalent to: 0.27 Olympic swimming pools of water
150,708

Pounds of carbon emissions
not produced*

Equivalent to: Emissions produced by 15.8 barrels of oil
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Monadnock Paper Mills Environmental Savings Certificate

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