Verso Paper Corp. Receives Green Business Innovator of the Year Award
Memphis, Tennessee-based Verso Paper Corp. was honored as the 2009 Southeast Regional Green Business Innovator of the Year in a ceremony at the Green Business Summit hosted by Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.
Verso was recognized for its continued efforts to work with customers and suppliers as partners, often sharing environmental performance data, to enable the evaluation of sustainability throughout the supply chain and promote forest certification and recycling programs.
“Verso has made tremendous strides in addressing sustainability throughout the supply chain,” said William Paddock, co-founder of WAP Sustainability, a business sustainability consultant based in Nashville, and chairman of the Tennessee Sustainability Roundtable’s Green Business Leadership Award Committee. “Verso went above and beyond, strategically evaluating [its] environmental impacts through effective collaboration with core customers such as National Geographic. As chairman of the awards committee, we felt this approach to sustainability exhibited the highest level of institutional practices and led to innovative learning that has helped the company address its most important environmental and social goals.”
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