Exploring possibilities for the environment

Environmental sustainability is more than a responsibility. It’s a powerful opportunity to create value in how we do business, how we serve our customers and how we engage employees. As a company that relies on the earth’s resources, we strive to strike a balance in growing efficiently while reducing the environmental impact of our actions. We are continuing to discover the best means to achieve this balance.

 

Our Commitment to Wind: The Renewable Energy Project
It would be difficult to miss the five 20-kilowatt wind turnbines standing beside Menasha Corporation's headquarters in Neenah, Wis. They generate enough energy to power the office's computers for more than 100 employees. 

The turbines are not typical wind-farm towers; they are designed for urban use, mounted on 100-foot towers with blades spanning 15 feet. The turbine project plays a key role in Menasha’s commitment to incrementally shift energy consumption to cleaner technologies.

Our Headquarters is LEED Gold Certified
Menasha Corporation's headquarters building constructed in 2016 in Neenah, Wis., has been LEED Gold certified for its sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Reclaimed wood is used throughout the building, includng the company's heritage area.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost recognition program for buildings that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved envrionmental and human health performance.



Other Environmental Improvements


ORBIS Repurposes Plastic with its Ocean in Mind Program

ORBIS is helping to clean up coastline waste and stimulate local economies with its Ocean in Mind program, which reclaims and reuses plastic material recovered near major waterways. Once collected, the plastic is sorted, reprocessed and used to make reusable packaging for the supply chain.

Environmental Calculators Provide Sustainability Information

Customers can make informed environmental sustainability decisions with our calculator tools that are customized to provide data relevant to our products. 

Recycling Products for Home, Business and Communities

Our ORBIS business manufactures and markets high quality waste diversion and recycling products in the U.S., Canada and beyond. In fact, we have the largest line of “blue bins” for curbside recycling on the market.

Carbon Disclosure

We report our emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent nonprofit holding the world’s largest database of primary corporate climate-change information.


Menasha Packaging is ISTA 6-Amazon Certified

A Menasha Packaging test lab is a certified International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) packaging provider. ISTA focuses on transport packaging and is the leading industry developer of testing protocols and design standards that define how packages should perform to ensure protection of its contents. Menasha Packaging has certified labs with the ability to conduct multiple ISTA testing procedures inclusive of the 6 Series Amazon tests.  

Reprocessing Plastic 

ORBIS works with customers to recover containers or pallets at the end of their service life and recycle or reprocess them into other useful products.

ORBIS Containers Gain up to 20% in Shipping Density, Eliminates Wasted Space and Reduces Freight Costs

ORBIS’ BulkPak® containers are collapsible, allowing more containers to be packed for a return truckload. 252 collapsed bins per truckload can be returned, versus the standard 208 bins per return truckload – a gain up to 20% in shipping density for automakers and tier suppliers.

For more environmental success examples, see our 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

 

Many companies “do” environmental stewardship. At Menasha Corporation and our companies, we receive awards for it. Learn more >