[Cohoes, NY – May 3, 2012] For the fifth consecutive year Mohawk has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as one of the EPA’s list of Top 50 Green Power Partners, a list of organizations that voluntarily using clean, renewable electricity from resources such as solar, wind, and low-impact hydropower. Mohawk is the only paper manufacturer on the list.
In addition, Mohawk has been ranked 13th on the EPA list of the nation’s largest users of 100% Green Power Users, along with other companies such as Kohl’s Department Stores, Whole Foods Market, and The World Bank Group.
Mohawk received the EPA’s Green Power Leadership Award in 2005, was named Green Power Partner of the Year in 2007 and again in 2009. Mohawk’s current annual purchase of 109 million kWh of wind RECs (renewable energy certificates) is enough green power to meet 100% of Mohawk’s 2011 electricity use. Mohawk purchases renewable energy certificates (RECs) from 3Degrees, Sterling Planet, NextEra Energy Resources, and Community Energy.
Mohawk has a history of practicing, and being recognized, for environmental excellence. Mohawk continues to seek new ways to reduce its environmental footprint, and offer its customers the products and tools to do the same. Mohawk’s Environmental Calculator helps users understand the difference that environmentally conscious choices can make.
For more information on Mohawk’s social responsibility efforts visit MohawkConnects.com
Mohawk is North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes for commercial and digital printing. Signature brands include Mohawk Superfine®, Strathmore®, Inxwell®, and proprietary i-Tone® for digital presses. Mohawk papers are chosen for commercial printing, photo specialties, and high-end direct mail. Products and samples are available through leading paper distributors and at mohawkconnects.com.
The company is leveraging connections in the digital, design, and photo space to develop new web-based offerings: Pinhole Pro, a solution for professional photographers to create beautiful press products; Pinhole Press, a lifestyle brand for beautifully simple photo gifts; MakeReady for digital printers; and Felt & Wire Shop, an online marketplace for social stationery, posters, and prints.
This fourth-generation, family-owned business is constantly renewing its commitment to environmental stewardship. As the first U.S. manufacturer of commercial printing papers to match 100% of its electricity with windpower renewable energy credits and the first U.S. premium paper mill to shift toward carbon neutral production, its portfolio of recycled papers certified by Green Seal and the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) standards continues to grow along with the rest of the company.
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