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Kruger Products L.P. Wins the 2013 CATIE Greening of the Supply Chain Award

The Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters recognizes the Company's sustainable actions

Published 10-30-13

Submitted by Kruger Products L.P.

Kruger Products L.P., Canada's leading manufacturer of quality tissue products proudly announces that it has earned the 2013 Greening of the Supply Chain Award from the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters.

Currently in its fifth year, this distinction is awarded to a Canadian company that has initiated, implemented, and proven a corporate commitment to greening its supply chain, as well as reducing its carbon footprint. Kruger Products’ sustainable progress set the Company apart from the other two finalists, Toshiba and Celestica. Walmart won the award in 2012.

“It is a privilege to be recognized for our projects, large and small, that are contributing to lessening its impact on the environment,” says John O’Hara, Vice President of Logistics, Kruger Products. Specifically, the Company won this award because of its updated Supplier Policies, FSC certification, work in reducing logistics and transportation inefficiencies, and installation of innovative technologies to improve its sustainable performance, among other initiatives.

“The award is a real testament to our leadership and commitment to driving sustainable change within our company, our broader industry and the industries of our customers,” says Steven Sage, Vice President of Sustainability & Innovation, Kruger Products. “At the mid-way point of our Sustainability 2015 journey, we are proud of our progress and will continue to work hard to continue to find ways to evolve our operations.”

To follow Kruger Products’ sustainable progress and learn more about how it is building a sustainable future visit

About Kruger Products L.P.
Kruger Products L.P. is Canada's leading manufacturer of quality tissue products for household, industrial and commercial use. Kruger Products L.P. serves the Canadian consumer market with such well-known brands as Cashmere®, Purex®, SpongeTowels®, Scotties®' and White Swan®. In the U.S., Kruger Products L.P. manufactures the White Cloud® brand, as well as many private label products. Kruger Products L.P. has approximately 2,300 employees across North America and operates five FSC® CoC-certified mills (FSC® C104904), four of which are located in Canada and one in the US. For more information visit

About KP Tissue Inc.
KP Tissue Inc. (KPT) was created to acquire, and its business is limited to holding, a limited partnership interest in KPLP. For more information visit

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Kruger Products L.P. is Canada's leading manufacturer and distributor of tissue and paper towels for consumer, in-home use.

We proudly produce three number one brands: Cashmere®, the most popular bathroom tissue brand in Canada; Purex®, the #1 bathroom tissue brand in Western Canada; and Scotties®’, Canada's most preferred facial tissue brand. Kruger Products prides itself on delivering consistently high quality bathroom tissue, facial tissue, paper towel and napkin products. In addition to Cashmere®, Purex®, and Scotties®’, some of our best-known brands include SpongeTowels®, White Swan® and White Cloud®.


The impact of Kruger Products efforts is having an immediate impact on the environment:

  • Energy saved equivalent to powering 19,000 Canadian homes
  • Emission reductions equivalent to planting over 26.9 million trees
  • Water saved equivalent to 1,880 Olympic swimming pools
  • Packaging saved equivalent to the weight of 162 767 airliners
  • Recycled fibre used equivalent to diverting 96,000 garbage trucks from landfills


While we had great sustainability successes over the past few years, Sustainability 2020 is the next leg of our long journey. Sustainability 2020 offers an opportunity for us to continue to focus our organization to not only achieve—but exceed our objectives. We remain committed to continuing on our journey to continuously improve our performance.

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