- October 01, 2007, pffc-online.com
COHOES, NY—Mohawk Fine Papers now is no two of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) lists of most sustainable companies. Mohawk is #22 on the EPA's National Top 25 list of Green Power Partners, and now is on the list of 100% Green Power Purchasers.
National Top 25 List of Green Power Partners is an EPA list comprised of companies that voluntarily purchase green power as a way to reduce their environmental impact while promoting the development and use of renewable energy resources. In addition to Mohawk, companies included on this list are Wells Fargo & Company, U.S. Air Force, and Starbucks.
100% Green Power Partners list includes all the EPA Partner organizations that are purchasing 100% green power for their U.S. operations. The combined purchases of the companies on this list amounts to more than 3 billion kWh annually. Mohawk is proud to take its place on this list with other environmentally conscious companies including Aspen Skiing Company, Origins, and Whole Foods Market.
Mohawk became a Green Power Partner in 2003, with its initial move to use wind-generated electricity for manufacturing its papers. This year, the company increased its windpower purchase and now offsets 100% of the annual electric power consumption with the purchase of 100 million kWh (kilowatt hours) of renewable energy certificates (RECs). See mohawkpapers.com.