Georgia-Pacific Professional Achieves Certification to UL Environment's Revised ECOLOGO Standard

Georgia-Pacific Professional announces that it has achieved certification to the new ECOLOGO® standard, UL 175, and will carry the mark on a selection of the company’s tissue, towel, napkin and wiper products previously certified under the old ECOLOGO® standard. ECOLOGO® certification is managed by UL Environment, a third-party certification organization. This designation is part of Georgia-Pacific Professional’s ongoing effort to offer sustainable products to the marketplace.

The facilities that manufacture Georgia-Pacific Professional’s ECOLOGO® certified products under the UL 175 standard underwent a rigorous independent review as part of participation in the program. According to UL Environment, the revised UL 175 standard has an even greater focus on protecting human health.

Sustainability updates to the standard include new criteria on packaging requirements; requirements for the sustainable sourcing of fiber; improved limits on energy consumption; and requirements for biodegradable organic compound additives, including optical brighteners.

“Georgia-Pacific Professional has had ECOLOGO® certification on a selection of its products since 2009. This and other third-party certifications highlight our long-term commitment to sustainability, stewardship and meeting the demands of the marketplace,” says John Mulcahy, vice president of sustainability for Georgia-Pacific Professional. “This commitment includes our pioneering work to use recycled fiber in many of our products and our innovation in creating waste-reducing solutions for our customers. This certification recognizes our dedication to being a sustainable partner with customers.”

Source: Georgia-Pacific Professional