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Cascades honors Cintas with environmental distributor award

August 10, 2012

WATERFORD, NY — Cintas Corporation recently received an environmental distributor achievement award from Cascades Tissue Group for its strong partnership and dedication to furthering Cascade''s environmentally preferable products, according to a press release.

Based on 2011 sales figures of Cascades'' 100 percent recycled, away-from-home tissue offerings, Cintas helped conserve 143,533 trees and, by not selling products made using virgin fiber, reduce carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to removing 5,952 cars from the road, the release stated.

Brian Bensman, senior director of strategic sourcing for Cintas, said, "Improving the sustainability of our products and supply chain through our strategic sourcing process is a priority at Cintas. We appreciate the opportunity to work with a recognized supplier like Cascades that provides environmentally responsible paper products. We look forward to providing more of these products to our customers and further reducing our environmental impact."

Cintas first began distributing Cascades Tissue Group''s away-from-home products to commercial purchasers in 2001, the release added.

Pictured above from left to right:

  1. Suzanne Blanchet, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Cascades Tissue Group
  2. David Mesko of Cintas
  3. Pam Blaich of Cintas
  4. Melanie Boyle of Cintas
  5. Pamela Brailsford of Cintas
  6. Laurent Lemaire, member of the board of Cascades.