20/20 Vision

Menasha Corporation and its companies are clearly focused on building an environment for generations to come. We understand the importance of a quality work environment for our employees. We strive to be a good community citizen in the places we do business. And, we have a passion to protect Earth’s resources today and into the future.

As a result, we’ve set a vision for our future, which we announced in 2010:

Our goal is to achieve a 20 percent reduction in carbon emissions, water consumption and waste by 2020 as part of our overarching objective of respecting and protecting the environment for today and for future generations. Our baseline year was 2010 for carbon emissions and water, and 2013 for waste. We have decreased water usage from the 2010 baseline by 89% and are now setting a new goal for water reduction.

We have a dedicated team of employees from a variety of disciplines and across our businesses working on sustainability. They’re providing the framework for internal and customer-facing solutions. At the facility level, additional teams of employees focus on projects that are specific to their work locations.

Here’s how we’re doing:


Our Report Card

Reporting Publish an annual corporate social responsibility report detailing Menasha Corporation’s commitment to economic, environmental and social impacts by reporting activities of Menasha Corporation and its businesses. Menasha Corporation will publish its sixth annual report on corporate responsibility the summer of 2016. It provides data and information on activities and progress from 2015 to 2016. 
Fiber Certification Maintain SFI® and/or FSC® certification for all paper-based products.  All Menasha Packaging facilities achieved SFI® certification. Many Menasha Packaging facilities are also FSC® certified, contingent upon customer requirements.
Supply Chain Include sustainability in supplier qualification and supplier management processes. Supplier qualifications and management processes have been updated to include elements focused on product safety, ethics, environmental qualifications and social responsibility.
GHG Emissions 20% reduction in CO2 emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) per ton of production by 2020 using 2010 baseline. Total emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) decreased 4.79% from 2010 baseline, making progress toward the 20/20 Vision goal.
Water Use 20% reduction in water use per ton of production by 2020 using 2010 baseline. 20/20 VISION GOAL ACHIEVED
Establishing new goal. Water use decreased 88.91% from 2010 baseline.
Recycled Resin Differentiate through the use of recyclable material in our plastic products. ORBIS incorporated 41.5% recycled plastics into products in 2015, and was recognized by Plastics News for its leadership in recycled resin use. Strides continue to be made in recovering recycled plastic materials including processing waste, which is turned back into usable manufacturing material.
Waste 20% reduction in pounds of landfill waste per ton of production by 2020 using 2013 baseline. Realized a 1.37% increase in waste to landfill from baseline, partly due to the addition of waste from expansions. Reduction plans are in place for all Menasha Corporation facilities, and employees are actively engaged in waste reduction activities.
Safety Zero workplace accidents; place in the top 25% of the industries in which we operate. Attained our best safety performance to date in 2015. TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate) decreased from 4.46 in 2010 to 1.51 in 2015. We have maintained our targeted safety metrics despite growth. Both ORBIS and Menasha Packaging continue to achieve incident rates significantly below industry averages.
Philanthropy Measure and report on charitable giving companywide through Menasha Corporation Foundation.
Published Menasha Corporation Foundation Annual Report documenting over $1 million in monetary donations. Received United Way Fox Cities Employee Campaign Team of the Year award.
Employee Engagement
Increase employee engagement in activities that help sustain the positive economic, environmental and social impact of our company.

Implemented new learning management system. Increased use of social media, CEO video briefings, online tools and companywide collaborations to invite positive engagement. 79% of employees participated in 2015 Employee Engagement Survey that identified strengths and opportunities for improvement.

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