COHOES, NY, Oct 14, 2014 (Press Release) - Congressman Paul D. Tonko presented Mohawk Chairman & CEO, Thomas D. O'Connor, Jr., with Congressional Recognition for Mohawk's longstanding environmental achievements, including a 20-year affiliation as a manufacturer of Green Seal-Certified Papers.
"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, (D-NY).
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.
Mohawk was also recently recognized by Green Seal, which is celebrating its 25-Anniversary. Green Seal Certification is a process that ensures that a product meets rigorous performance, health and environmental criteria. Mohawk was recognized on October 8, 2014 for its 20-year Green Seal certification at the organization's anniversary event held in Washington, DC.
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)