For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Haley Seiberlich, Marketing Coordinator, 651-605-1194 [email protected]
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (October 26, 2023) – Meyers, an industry leader in sustainable packaging, has partnered with PrintReleaf, an innovative sustainability program offering a platform that facilitates offsetting forest impact by certifiably reforesting in the equivalence to paper and fiber-based materials consumption. This unique service helps further efforts to reduce net environmental impact. Reforestation is considered one of the best ways to sequester carbon from the atmosphere.
By partnering with PrintReleaf, Meyers demonstrates a tangible commitment to reforestation. Furthermore, this partnership offers a valuable channel for Meyers to empower its customers with a direct means to support reforestation initiatives, themselves, in certified forests.
“We’ve been committed to responsible sourcing for a long time, through programs like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI),” said Michael Dillon, Chief Revenue Officer, Meyers. “Our partnership with PrintReleaf builds on top of that. Our clients now have an easy path to replace every bit of paper product harvested from a farmed forest with native trees planted in world-class reforestation projects.”
With many people looking to work for companies that prioritize environmental responsibility and ethical practices, Meyers’ commitment to sustainable solutions boosts engagement and morale. “Our mission is to create a better future for people, products, and our planet,” said Chris Dillon, Chief Executive Officer, Meyers. “Our reforestation efforts are contributing to all three of those areas. A future where packaged products directly lead to new forests is better for all people, who deserve access to nature, and for our planet, which needs this critical habitat.”
Meyers practices sustainability in several ways, and this partnership with PrintReleaf furthers those efforts. The company is dedicated to sourcing materials from responsibly managed forests. Through their partnership with PrintReleaf, which collaborates with SGS International to audit and certify reforestation partners and projects for 100% net tree survival, Meyers can assure clients that every tree will be planted in designated restoration and conservation forests, ensuring long-term benefits for future generations.
PrintReleaf offers a patented software platform developed with insightful input from industry experts in print, and forestry to develop standards for measuring, offsetting, and verifying the successful reforestation in the equivalence of paper and fiber-based material consumption. Its reforestation practices are done thoughtfully and effectively, accompanied by rigorous standards to ensure success. PrintReleaf certified global reforestation projects are taking place in California (Lassen and Mendocino), South Dakota (Pine Ridge Reservation), Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, and Tanzania. Each of the reforestation projects addresses multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
PrintReleaf and its partners, with their customers, are already responsible for reforesting over 5.7 million standard trees, globally, which has offset more than 230,000 tons of paper materials. The partnership with PrintReleaf represents another layer of environmental and social responsibility integrated into Meyers’ manufacturing and operations. Complementing the company’s ongoing and future sustainability initiatives. For more information, visit Sustainable Printing – Meyers. To learn more about the PrintReleaf, visit PrintReleaf | Environmental Offsets for Every Business.
Meyers, exists to create a sustainable future for people, products, and the planet. Meyers makes that happen by creating sustainable packaging, labels, and retail displays. Recognized for its commitment to sustainability and treating everyone like family, the company has grown from a small print shop when it was founded in 1949, to an internationally respected business that works with global and emerging brands throughout the U.S. With a focus on the Food and Beverage, Health, Beauty and Cosmetics, and Sports and Outdoors industries, Meyers creates packaging, labels, and retail displays for companies including Hormel, Frito-Lay, Estee Lauder, Ulta Beauty, Saucony, Microsoft, and many more. Meyers reached its goal of powering 100 percent of its operations using carbon-free electricity sources by the end of 2021, and in April 2022 pledged to being carbon neutral within its operations by 2024. For more information visit Meyers.com
PrintReleaf helps companies meet their sustainability goals by automatically reforesting the equivalence of their paper and fiber-based materials consumption and offsetting the carbon emissions associated with their paper and packaging products. PrintReleaf empowers companies to make a positive impact on the environment and foster brand differentiation, as committing to meet sustainability goals wins new customers and is good for the planet and your bottom line. www.printreleaf.com
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