Verso Corporation announced that its mill in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, has earned a 2015 Green Masters Award for the second year in a row. Verso is among an exclusive group of leading companies in Wisconsin that was recognized by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council for significant and ongoing sustainability practices.
"Sustainability is one of Verso's founding principles and is integral to the decisions we make across our business every day," said Becky Burris, Verso Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability. "As we seek to reduce our environmental footprint, we challenge ourselves and our suppliers to find new and better ways to use resources more efficiently and further reduce air emissions, water discharges and waste. We are very proud to be recognized by the Green Masters Program for our sustainability initiatives at the Stevens Point Mill."
The Stevens Point Mill was judged in a competitive process on a comprehensive range of key sustainability areas, including energy, water, waste management, emissions and transportation, as well as educational and community outreach. The Green Masters Award designation is the highest tier attainable in this competitive process and is only made available to Green Masters Program participants scoring in the top 20 percent of all program participants, based on points awarded for sustainability practices in these key sustainability areas.
The Stevens Point Mill produces specialty papers for food, beverage and consumer goods applications. The mill works within stringent operational standards, constantly striving to improve internal processes, and has invested in continuous improvement methodology that has led to a number of successful sustainability projects.