Cintas Receives Environmental Distributor Achievement Award
Prize-winning service provider recognized for saving trees and reducing CO2 emissions
from Cascades Tissue Group
August 9, 2012 — Cascades Tissue Group today announces that Cincinnati-based Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) received an achievement award in honor of its strong partnership and dedication to furthering Cascades’ environmental preferable products. Based on 2011 sales of Cascades 100 percent recycled, away-from-home tissue offerings, the distributor conserved 143,533 trees (the equivalent of 358 American football fields). In addition, the carbon dioxide emissions it reduced by not using virgin fiber is equivalent to removing 5,952 cars from the road.
“The support from Cintas is indispensable,” said Suzanne Blanchet, Cascades Tissue Group CEO. “By honoring them with an award, we want to recognize their contribution in lowering our environmental footprint, and in informing end users on the importance of sustainable development.”
Offering towel and tissue products nationally under the Sanis® brand, Cintas started distributing Cascades Tissue Group away-from-home products to commercial purchasers in 2001.
“Improving the sustainability of our products and supply chain through our strategic sourcing process is a priority at Cintas,” said Brian Bensman, Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing, Cintas. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with a recognized supplier like Cascades that provides environmentally responsible paper products made from 100 percent recycled fiber and certified Green Seal. We look forward to providing more of these products to our customers and further reducing our environmental impact.”
Cascades Tissue Group, a division of Cascades ULC., is the fourth largest manufacturer of tissue paper in North America. Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fiber. The Company employs more than 12,000 employees, who work in more than 100 units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to serve its clients with innovative products. Cascades’ shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol CAS.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for approximately 900,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
For Cascades Tissue Group
Troy Tepley, 651-789-1277
Aaron Berstler, 651-789-1264