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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. learn more

ISO 14001 EMS

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.

ISO Certificate


All Monadnock printing and packaging papers meet Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) standards and bear the FSC logo.  Technical/specialty paper grades may be manufactured to FSC standards upon request. License Code: FSC C018866

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.

FSC Certificate
  • 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) through the investment in emission reductions certified under the Verified Carbon Standard Protocol.

    All of our products are made with 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 Forest Stewardship Council, 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.

  • Environmental Policy

    We are 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.

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility

People, Principles & Profit. NHBSR convenes, inspires and supports businesses and their community stakeholders to build a more sustainable and prosperous state for all.

Monadnock has been an NHBSR member for well over 10 years. Learn more about this great organization. If you aren’t already a member, you’re missing out on rich conversations with dynamic, caring and inspiring leaders and professionals.

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Your Sustainability Story

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Eco Toolbox

Programs & Partnerships

Monadnock is an EPA 100% Green Power Leader. The Green Power Partnership encourages organizations to use green power as a way to reduce the 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® Energy (Third-party Certified Renewable Energy Certificates).

Monadnock is an EPA SmartWay Transport Partner. 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.

In an effort to reach Zero Waste Monadnock participates as an EPA WasteWise Partner. WasteWise promotes the use and reuse of materials more productively over their entire life cycles.


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Environmental Impact Calculator

Specifying PCW recycled content paper made carbon neutral with 100% renewable electricity results in the following impact reductions:


Pounds of solid waste
not produced

Equivalent to: 0.4 garbage trucks of waste

million BTUs of energy
not consumed

Equivalent to: powering 2 homes for a year

Pounds of wood saved

Equivalent to: 388 trees still standing

Net pounds of GHG CO2
not produced

Equivalent to: 4 cars
not driven for a year

Gallons of wastewater
not produced

Equivalent to: 0.27 Olympic swimming pools of water

Pounds of carbon emissions
not produced*

Equivalent to: Emissions produced by 15.8 barrels of oil

Monadnock Paper Mills Environmental Savings Certificate

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