Our Environmental Commitment
The origins of Wausau Paper date back to 1899. As a more than 110 year old company, we know the rewards of sustainable, long-term perspective on business, natural resources and the environment. The management and employees of Wausau Paper are committed to being good environmental citizens and we acknowledge our responsibility to safeguard natural resources and ensure a vigorous natural environment for future generations.
Corporate Citizenship & Independent Certification
Being a good corporate citizen means doing the right thing in all phases of our business. We believe our business is honorable in all facets, from forestry, resource stewardship, sustainable manufacturing and energy conservation to product traceability and environmental certification. Our towel, tissue and paper products are what the public measures us and most carry third-party certification, either Green Seal® and/or Forest Sustainability Council (FSC) certification. These independent, non-profit organizations strive to achieve a healthier, cleaner environment by promoting certification of environmentally responsible products and services. For more information, please visit the Green Seal® and FSC certification pages.
Wausau Paper participates in the Wisconsin Paper Council’s Green Guarantee for sustainable management of forests. This voluntary, cooperative initiative includes pulp and paper companies in cooperation with Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry. The Green Guarantee is based on the Sustainable Forestry Initiative or SFI, a system of principles, guidelines and performance measures combining continuous growing and harvesting of trees with protection of wildlife, plants, soil, and water quality. We commit to 100% of lands reforested within five years of harvest. Learn more about sustainable forestry, visit the Wisconsin Paper Council.