Green Bay Packaging Wins the 2022 Sustainable Product of the Year Award by the WSBC

WSBC awarding Green Bay Packaging with the 2022 Sustainable Product of the Year award

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC) is proud to announce the 2022 Sustainable Business Award winners. These awards celebrate recipients that demonstrate cutting-edge environmental, social, and governance leadership and recognizes them for being leaders in their industry and community. The winners exhibit leadership, initiative, and innovation and make measurable impacts across their businesses and the communities they serve.


Fort Worth Division Awarded 2022 Environmental Industry of the Year

Green Bay Packaging Awarded 2022 Environmental Excellence Award

Honored for 13 consecutive years of regulatory compliance with the Clean Water Act and impressive environmental programming, Green Bay Packaging Inc. in Fort Worth has been named Industry of the Year in the City of Fort Worth’s annual Environmental Awards program.

The award was among several presented Thursday during the 2022 Environmental Excellence Awards. The awards have been handed out since 1999.


Green Bay Packaging Achieves Green Master Status for 13th Consecutive Year

Green Bay Packaging Achieves Green Master Status For The 13th Year

Green Bay, Wis. (November, 2022)The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council has named Green Bay Packaging Inc. a Green Master within its Green Masters Program. Recognizing sustainable actions in businesses from across Wisconsin, the Green Masters program works to identify businesses that have taken at actions in each of the nine pillars of sustainability. Participants in the program receive recognition for their sustainability accomplishments and develop ideas for future sustainability actions. Green Bay Packaging has achieved the Green Master designation for its thirteenth consecutive year.

Green Bay Packaging (GBP) has incorporated sustainability into its strategic business plan and deployed it through widespread initiatives, technology, and innovation to take its sustainability efforts to the next level.


Net-Zero Water Validation Achieved by Green Bay Packaging

Green Bay Packaging's state-of-the-art paper mill in Green Bay Wisconsin

GREEN BAY, WI, February 22, 2022 – Green Bay Packaging announced today that the Green Bay mill achieved Net-Zero Water in its production of 100% recycled containerboard paper, the first-ever UL with validation of this environmental claim. Water is a vital community resource and Green Bay Packaging is committed to industry leading sustainable water use. 

“Environmental sustainability has always been at the core of Green Bay Packaging’s values. Our goal is to operate the most environmentally friendly mill system in the United States, with water quality in our communities a primary focus,” says Green Bay Packaging President and CEO, William Kress. 

The Net-Zero Water system at the Green Bay mill reduces water demand through use of reclaimed water and alternative water sources, offsetting the need for freshwater consumption. The goal in achieving “net-zero water” is to transform a water-intense process into a more efficient process, returning more water to the water source than has been removed.