Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the United States, will be honored with the NH Outstanding Forest Industry award at Sanborn Mills Farm in Loudon, New Hampshire on May 7, 2022.
The award, presented by the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA), recognizes superior business management, efficiency, productivity, quality and marketing of a New Hampshire-based industry (sawmill, wood energy, secondary manufacturer, pulp and paper) for work completed in 2021.
All Monadnock printing and packaging papers are FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certified (FSC C018866). Everything is manufactured carbon neutral and they use 100% renewable Green-e certified wind-powered electricity, all under a third-party certified ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. That legacy is honored this year with the NHTOA’s Outstanding Forest Industry award, recognizing the company’s reputation as long-time leader in crafting sustainable and premium printing, packaging, and specialty technical papers for leading brands worldwide.
“We believe there’s a lot to be said for doing the right thing — simply because it’s the right thing to do. Awards and recognition aren’t why we do it,” said Richard G. Verney, Chairman and CEO, Monadnock Paper Mills. “We do it because we live here. We do it because we raise our families here. And we do it because we would like to leave our beautiful area of New Hampshire as pristine as we found it two centuries ago.”
Founded in 1911, the NHTOA is a nonprofit organization comprised of forest landowners, foresters, loggers, wood-using industries, and others connected with or involved in forestry. Its mission is to promote private and public working forests, responsible forest management, and a strong forest products industry.
Past recipients of this award include individuals passionate about preserving the forests in their communities. Monadnock Paper Mills’ reputation for consistency, quality, sustainability and corporate responsibility has earned it a well-deserved spot among the ranks of the forest industry’s top innovators.
“We will continue to challenge ourselves to reduce our environmental impacts, substitute materials, reduce demand on natural resources and reuse whatever we can, while providing a safe and healthy place to live and work – not only for this generation but also for future generations,” said Verney.