Neenah Green Platform

Neenah Green

Neenah Green is our commitment to the earth, the sky and future generations to conduct business in more sustainable ways. It's also a commitment to make it easier and simpler for our customers to make smarter environmental choices. And Green means making it easier and simpler to do the right thing for the environment.

We’re committed to making meaningful reductions in our environmental footprint by focusing on all our customers’ top priorities:

• Continue to expand our offering of papers made with recycled content, including post consumer recycled fiber.
• Continue to expand our offering of FSC Certified papers to support well-managed forests and the responsible use of forest resources.
• Continue to reduce our carbon footprint through mill-based energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.

Select a logo below to see Neenah's environmentally preferable papers and learn about each attribute or certification.

Environmental Certifications  


Defining Our Future. The Neenah Sustainability Report.


This report introduces Neenah Paper Inc. (NPI) by touching on who we are and what we do, and in particular, our Sustainability actions to date.

In this Sustainability Report, we have reviewed and incorporated key elements of Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSR) guidelines. We believe following these principles will help us to achieve our objective of clear and transparent communications of our programs, successes and areas for increased focus that we consider most critical to our stakeholders.

NPI has achieved a lot in the last several years, and as a company we are pleased with our progress and our transformation into a global paper company specializing in the manufacture of specialty and engineered paper products. Through this report we look forward to sharing our achievements with you. 

Download the CSR Report


A Brighter Shade of Green. Neenah Green Quick Reference Guide.


Doing the right thing for the environment has become an expectation but navigating the world of green can be confusing. We've created this quick reference guide to help you find your way.

• Green definitions and certifications.
• Environmental update chart.
• Internal waste reduction/water recyclying and waste minimization.
• The OSA reforestation project.
• Green logo usage.
• The NEW EnviroCalculator.

Download the Green Reference Guide


Environmental Calculator. Every Choice Counts.


Being green has never been easier.  With the free Environment Calculator iPhone and Blackberry application from Neenah Paper, the environmental savings of using paper made with recycled fiber and renewable energy is right at your fingertips.

Research done by the Paper Task Force, a peer-reviewed study of the lifecycle environmental impacts of paper production and disposal, is the basis of the Environmental Defense Fund paper calculator v2.0, sharing the same reference data as the Neenah Paper Environment Calculator iPhone application.

• Calculate your environmental savings as measured in wood, water, energy, emissions and solid waste.
• See real-world examples of resources saved.
• Save your environmental reports to share them with friends, vendors, or clients via email.
• Use the built-in glossary to better understand how your paper choices affect the environment.
• Access links to source data for additional information.

Download the Symbols Toolkit file


The OSA Project


In 2009, Neenah undertook an initiative to help protect migrating Wisconsin birds wintering in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. By partnering with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, we are helping reforest this peninsula, one of the world’s most biologically diverse regions. This forest provides a critical habitat for much of Costa Rica’s wildlife, as well as a wintering region to many of Wisconsin’s birds.

The OSA Project


Two Sides U.S.


Neenah Paper has signed on as one of the inaugural supporters of Two Sides U.S., the non-profit organization that works to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print. One of several leading companies to pledge support for Two Sides, Neenah is part of a growing cadre of leaders in media, publishing, paper distribution, and manufacturing that have come together to share the message that paper is an environmentally friendly communications choice.

“Print media is inherently sustainable and its environmental footprint is continually improving due to the initiatives that responsible paper mills are undertaking,” adds Gregg Aiken, Mill Manager for Neenah’s Whiting, Wis., plant, and a member of Two Sides’ Sustainability Committee. “We believe it’s our responsibility as a company to drive sustainable changes within our business, while influencing our customers by sharing the sustainability message. Two Sides provides an effective platform to make it happen.”


Environmental FAQs


Making the right environmental paper choice can be confusing but it doesn't have to be. We put together a list of the questions our customers frequently asked about green papers and processes. Feel good making the responsible and knowledgeable paper choice every time.

Environmental FAQs


Green Beyond Neenah

Visit these eco-minded sites for further information:

Official EPA Procurement Guidelines

Recycled Paper Coalition


The Recycled Products Purchasing Cooperative

Two Sides

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency



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