Arkansas Kraft Granted Diamond Award for Excellence in Environmental Leadership

December 6, 2011

Arkansas Kraft Division was awarded the 2011 Diamond Award for Excellence in Environmental Leadership from the Arkansas Environmental Federation (AEF). Arkansas Kraft was honored at the 44th Annual Convention and Trade Show on November 4, 2011.

The Arkansas Kraft Mill was presented the Diamond Award for its installation of a sustainable, closed-loop recycling project to increase paper fiber recovery yield. Started in 2010, the project diverts fiber waste from the landfill and is used to create a new product. Using state of-the-art equipment through a partnership with Fiber Products LLC., and Marck Recycling, more than 7,000 tons annually of fiber reject have been diverted from the landfill, cleaned, and sold. The fiber recycling savings equals the electricity usage of 28 homes each year.

The Diamond Award recipient is chosen every fall, determined by an independent panel of judges appointed by the AEF Board of Directors.

According to the AEF, the award recognizes a company demonstrating initiative and innovative leadership in environmental affairs.

About Green Bay Packaging Inc.

Started in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a family-owned, vertically integrated company consisting of

corrugated container plants, folding cartons, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label rollstock, specialty converting operations, timberlands, and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis.,

Green Bay Packaging Inc. is dedicated to innovative development of its products and forestry resources, with a focus on quality, sustainability and continuous improvement throughout all of its manufacturing facilities in 14 states.

For more information about Green Bay Packaging Inc., visit www.gbp.com.

About the Arkansas Environmental Federation

Founded in 1967, the Arkansas Environmental Federation is a 501c(3) non-profit education association with more than 350 members, including businesses and industries that deal with environmental, safety and health regulations.

The AEF focuses on practical, common-sense laws and regulations based on sound science; a teamwork approach to compliance; and waste minimization and pollution prevention. The AEF enables the exchange of information on a daily basis between its members, government regulators and policy makers.

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Green Bay Coated Products Granted Business Friend Of Environment Award

June 2, 2011

Coated Products Division earned the 2011 Business Friend of Environment (BFOE) Award along with nine other companies at the 22nd annual Environmental Policy and Awards Conference May 12 in Pewaukee, Wis.

Green Bay Coated Products (GBCP) was awarded the BFOE Award, in the Pollution Prevention category, due to its work on diverting more than 50 percent of its waste from a landfill through recycling, reuse and waste-to-energy programs. With the efforts of a Green Team and involvement of employees, GBCP defined the various waste streams that could be recycled, implemented processes for segregation, installed the necessary equipment, and identified outlets that could take the materials, diverting from landfills.

“It reflects on all the positive contributions that the employees and the ‘Green Team’ have completed,” said Rick Henriksen, Lean Coordinator and Green Team member at GBCP. “Not only are we benefiting financially, but we are doing the right thing environmentally.”

The BFOE Award highlights what Wisconsin companies are doing in the areas of pollution prevention, innovative technology and environmental stewardship. Winners are selected by an independent judging panel with representatives from industry, the Department of Natural Resources, and the University of Wisconsin-Extension. The event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Environmental Working Group (WEWG), an affiliate of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce.

About Green Bay Packaging Inc.

Started in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a family-owned, vertically integrated company consisting of timberlands, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, corrugated container plants, specialty converting operations, pressure-sensitive roll label stock, a folding carton plant and sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Green Bay Packaging Inc. is dedicated to innovative development of its products and forestry resources, with a focus on quality, sustainability and continuous improvement throughout all of its manufacturing facilities in 14 states and Mexico.

For more information about Green Bay Packaging Inc., visit www.gbp.com.

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Green Bay Packaging Inc. Receives Green Master Award

December 20, 2010

Green Bay Packaging Inc. was one of the first to be recognized as a Green Masters company at the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Annual Conference on Dec. 8, 2010.

GBP scored in the top 20 percent of the points-based program and is the first corrugated box company to be recognized at the conference. The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council launched the new Green Masters Program as a way to recognize and support Wisconsin businesses and institutions that are committed to sustainability.

“Green Bay Packaging takes pride in sustainability, including the focus on quality and spirited innovations,” said Lisa Bauer Lotto, Director of Environmental and Sustainability Programs at GBP. “Green Bay Packaging is honored to be one of the first selected as a Green Masters company.”

As a pilot company, GBP serves as a leader and an example in sustainability, and has helped the Green Masters Program evolve into a valuable tool for future companies and their sustainability goals.

The conference, held at Miron Construction in Neenah, Wis., is the only conference in Wisconsin designed

specifically for direct business-to-business sharing of sustainability practices.

About Green Bay Packaging Inc.

Started in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a privately held, vertically integrated corporation consisting of timberlands, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, corrugated container plants, a folding carton plant, specialty converting operations, pressure-sensitive roll label stock and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Green Bay Packaging Inc. is dedicated to sustainable development of its products and forestry resources throughout all of its manufacturing facilities in 14 states and Mexico. For more information about Green Bay Packaging Inc., visit www.gbp.com.

About Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council

The WI Sustainable Business Council is a network of Wisconsin businesses and organizations that are actively involved, or interested in, the challenge of sustainability and corporate responsibility. For more information on the Green Masters Program and the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, visit www.bus.wisc.edu/sustainability/council/recognitionprograms/.

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Green Bay Packaging Inc. Becomes Green Professional

September 1, 2010

Green Bay Packaging Inc. Shipping Container Division was recently recognized as a Green Professional from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council as part of the Green Masters Program.

With the support of the Wisconsin School of Business and the Wisconsin DNR’s Green Tier Program, the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council launched the new Green Masters Program as a way to recognize Wisconsin businesses and institutions that are committed to sustainability. The program also provides informed resources between businesses and sustainability initiatives, enabling better decisions that lead to reduced environmental impact, cost reductions and social benefits.

To become part of the Green Masters Program, GBP completed a points-based questionnaire about its sustainability efforts and was given a score. Companies that rank below 100 points on the questionnaire are called Green Apprentices. Green Professionals, such as GBP, rank above 100 points, and are nominated to become a Green Master. Each December, at the WI Sustainable Business Council annual meeting, the top 20 percent of companies will be identified, and will be recognized as a Green Masters company for one year.

As a pilot company, GBP will serve as a leader and example in sustainability, assisting the Green Master Program to evolve into a valuable tool for other companies and their sustainability efforts.

“Green Bay Packaging is pleased to be recognized as a Green Professional by the WI Sustainable Business Council,” said Bryan Hollenbach, Vice President/Area General Manager of the Green Bay Shipping Container Division. “GBP’s legacy is one of commitment to leading environmental practices and our focus on sustainability is part of our heritage. We appreciate being recognized as a green professional and will continue to have business practices that support sustainability.”

For more information on the Green Masters Program and the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, visit http://www.bus.wisc.edu/sustainability/ council / recognition programs/.

About Green Bay Packaging Inc.

Started in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a family-owned, vertically integrated corporation consisting of timberlands, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, corrugated container plants, a folding carton plant, specialty converting operations, pressure-sensitive roll label stock and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay,Wis., Green Bay Packaging Inc. is dedicated to sustainable development of its products and forestry resources throughout all of its manufacturing facilities in 14 states and Mexico.

For more information about Green Bay Packaging Inc., visit www.gbp.com.

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Green Bay Packaging Inc. Gives Trees for Arbor Day

April 28, 2010

Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP) is giving away two tree seedlings to each of its Green Bay area employees April 30, in honor of Arbor Day.

In the spirit of sustainable forestry stewardship, fi ve area GBP plants will give a total of 2,000 tree seedlings to more than 950 of its employees. Each employee will receive a three-year-old white spruce and a three-year-old red pine.

The Green Bay Shipping Container Division is co-sponsoring the event.

“We wanted to co-sponsor this event as a thank you to our employees and another example of our commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Bryan Hollenbach, Vice President/Area General Manager of the Green Bay Shipping Container Division.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles. Over the course its life, a single tree can absorb one ton of carbon dioxide.

About Green Bay Packaging Inc.

Started in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a vertically integrated corporation consisting of timberlands, a folding carton plant, paperboard mills, corrugated shipping container plants, specialty converting operations, pressure-sensitive roll label stock and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Green Bay Packaging Inc. is dedicated to sustainable development of its products and forestry resources throughout all of its manufacturing facilities in 14 states and Mexico.

For more information about Green Bay Packaging Inc., visit www.gbp.com.

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