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Neenah Paper Joins Sustainability Panel at The CRO Conference


ALPHARETTA, GA.—Neenah Paper, which has long taken a proactive stance on the environment, will represent the premium paper industry on a panel on sustainability at The CRO Conference on May 10 in New York City. Neenah’s Trip Jobe and Interface Group’s Neel Bradham will face off with sustainability advocates on ways corporations can engage in a higher level of sustainable practices.

“Neenah Paper is delighted to represent the premium paper industry and to be a gold sponsor of The CRO’s Sustainability Conference,” says Trip Jobe, the company’s director of marketing. “Neenah’s customer base gives us unique views on sustainability, and encouraging other corporations to seek and offer options they can defend, such as reducing their carbon dioxide emissions, is the right thing to do.”

In the design and printing industries, Neenah Paper’s many green initiatives have led the charge toward a greater consciousness of sustainability. These practices include using Green-e certified renewable energy, obtaining third-party certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Chlorine Free Products Assn., expanding its FSC-certified offerings, producing papers watermarked with the FSC symbol and Chain of Custody, and reducing its natural gas consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by using green steam for energy.

Interface Group Represented

Another panel member, Interface Group, is also a leader in setting and surpassing sustainable practice goals. For many, Interface’s founder Ray Anderson has been the gold standard for CEO behavior in the field. The two sustainability advocates are Mindy Lubber, CEO of Ceres, and John Elkington. founder of SustainAbility. The panel will be moderated by CRO Magazine publisher and CEO Jay Whitehead.

In addition to the sustainability panel, the CRO Conference’s one-day-only lineup will include two Fortune 500 CEOs. Tim Solso, CEO of Cummins, and Douglas Baker, CEO of Ecolab, will have back-to-back keynote addresses on May 10 at the Marriott New York Financial Center. Both Cummins and Ecolab have been featured on the CRO Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for eight years running.

As a result of the strong program, a sold out crowd of approximately 300 corporate leaders, providers and NGOs is expected in attendance. In its second year, the one-day CRO Conference features 17 world-class speakers on topics from stakeholders to sustainability to SarBox to supply chain. The entire agenda can be found at www.TheCRO.com by clicking on “CRO Conferences” at the top right.