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Congressman Paul Tonko to present Mohawk Fine Papers with Congressional Recognition for Environmental Achievements

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Fine paper manufacturer leads nation in environmental and sustainable practices, with recent recognitions and awards from Green Seal and U.S. EPA

WHAT:  Congressman Paul D. Tonko will present Mohawk Chairman & CEO, Thomas D. O’Connor, Jr., with a Congressional Recognition for Mohawk’s longstanding environmental achievements, including a 20-year affiliation as a manufacturer of Green Seal-Certified Papers.

WHEN:  Monday, October 13, 2014, 11:00 am

WHERE:  Mohawk Fine Papers, 465 Saratoga Street, Cohoes, NY 12047


Rep. Paul Tonko will present Mohawk Chairman and CEO, Thomas D. O’Connor, Jr., with Congressional Recognition for Mohawk’s longstanding environmental commitment and 20 year partnership with Green Seal.  Green Seal Certification is a process that ensures that a product meets rigorous performance, health and environmental criteria.

“Investing in green energy and a clean environment is critical to public health and a robust economy. I applaud Mr. O'Connor, and his entire team at Mohawk Fine Papers for their commitment to sustainability, local jobs and economic development in the Capital Region,” said Congressman Tonko. 

Cohoes-based Mohawk leads the paper industry in environmental and sustainable practices and has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for many achievements, including membership in the EPA’s Green Power Leadership Club which it has held since 2005. 

In 2014, Mohawk was named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s national list of 100% Green Power Users list, ranking among other leading renewable energy purchasers including Intel, Whole Foods Market, Staples, the US EPA, Union College, and the Empire State Building. 

Mohawk takes pride in the company’s numerous environmental partnerships and certifications, including longstanding alliances with:

  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partnership
  • EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership 
  • Center for Resource Solutions Green-e Marketplace
  • Green Seal
  • The Rainforest Alliance 
  • The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) 

For more information about Mohawk’s environmental and sustainable business practices, visit http://www.mohawkconnects.com .  For more information on Green Seal, visit http://www.greenseal.org.


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