SOURCE: Glatfelter

Glatfelter

March 21, 2014 10:22 ET

Glatfelter Joins Two Sides in Promoting the Sustainability of Paper

YORK, PA--(Marketwired - Mar 21, 2014) -  Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) announced today that it is joining Two Sides, an independent non-profit organization established to promote the responsible production, use, and sustainability of print and paper. Two Sides' stated mission is to help people gain a better understanding of why print and paper are versatile and sustainable communication mediums.

With an international network that spans 12 countries and over 1,000 members, Two Sides continues to educate consumers regarding the recyclable and renewable qualities of print and paper products, which can be enjoyed for generations. Two Sides is providing nationwide education through its 2012 Paperless Claims Initiative to correct misleading environmental statements about print and paper. 

The 'No Wonder You Love Paper' ad campaign is designed to educate consumers that print media is more sustainable, is made from a renewable resource, and supports sustainable forestry management while promoting the reading experience and enjoyment of printed books and newspapers.

"We join with Two Sides in the effort to educate the public about the true sustainability of paper," says Brian Janki, Vice President & General Manager of Glatfelter's Specialty Papers Business Unit. "Their work aligns with our core values and Glatfelter's 150 year history of sustainability. We believe that in an era where digital media is a leading platform of communication, it's more important than ever to demonstrate the value of paper and print. We need to continue to educate the consumer on paper's relevance, its ability to bring high return on investment to many ad campaigns, and the fact that it is a sustainable and renewable resource."

About Glatfelter

Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2014, Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, offering innovation, technical expertise and world-class service. Headquartered in York, PA, U.S. operations include facilities in Spring Grove, PA, and Chillicothe and Fremont, OH. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, a representative office in China and a sales and distribution office in Russia. Glatfelter's sales approximate $1.7 billion annually, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT. Additional information may be found at www.glatfelter.com.

About Two Sides

Two Sides is an independent, non-profit organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper. Two Sides is active globally in North America, Europe, Australia and South Africa. Members span the entire print and paper value chain, including pulp and paper producers, paper distributors, ink and chemical manufacturers, printers, converters, direct and transactional mail, equipment manufacturers and publishers. For more information about Two Sides U.S., please contact Phil Riebel at 1-855-896-7433 or pnr@twosides.info, or visit the Two Sides U.S. website at www.twosides.us.