Cascades and Green Seal celebrate 10 year milestone

CANDIAC, QC, and WASHINGTON, DC (January 6, 2016) – Cascades Tissue Group and Green Seal celebrate the 10th anniversary of a partnership ensuring the responsible manufacturing of environmentally preferable products that improve daily lives.

Following a practice that began over 50 years ago, and long before sustainable development become fashionable, Cascades has made a concerted effort to introduce innovative products that offer enhanced environmental and hygienic value. The company’s green efforts are reflected not only in the composition of its products, but in its production methods. It recycles and reuses every drop of water between 10 and 40 times, and has reduced its energy consumption by 7 percent since 2010. Over the last decade, Green Seal’s highly regarded certification has been an important part of that process.

“Because we put so much concern into how we manufacture our environmentally preferable products, it was natural to associate our company with the most recognized certification in North America,” said Jean Jobin, president of Cascades Tissue Group. “With Green Seal, we offer the proof that our products meet the highest environmental standards in the industry.”

Cascades Tissue Group’s more than 100 Green Seal-certified products puts Cascades in the position of having one of the largest and broadest offerings of Green Seal-certified products in North America. The company’s certified 100 percent recycled sanitary products include: CASCADES ELITE®, NORTH RIVER®, DECOR®, and CASCADES® branded products. Recent products to receive the Green Seal certification include Cascades 1050-foot roll towels for the TANDEM®+  Dispensing System and the Cascades MOKA® line of beige-colored bath and facial tissue.

“Achieving Green Seal’s rigorous certification for any product demonstrates a concern for the environment,” said Arthur Weissman, Ph. D., president and CEO of Green Seal. “But to do so over 10 years for over 100 products represents a genuine commitment on the part of the company to make the world more sustainable. Green Seal looks forward to continuing its partnership with Cascades in the coming years.”


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About Cascades Tissue Group

Cascades Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, ULC, is the fourth largest manufacturer of tissue paper in North America.  Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fiber. The company employs close to 11,000 employees, who work in over 90 units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to serve its clients with innovative products. Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol CAS. For more information about Cascades Tissue Group and its environmental product line, visit


About Green Seal, Inc.

Green Seal, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1989 to safeguard the health of people and the planet. Green Seal provides science-based environmental certification standards that are credible, transparent, and essential to helping manufacturers, purchasers, and consumers make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life. Thousands of products and services in over 390 categories have been certified to meet Green Seal standards. Green Seal provides public education and guidance for creating a more sustainable world. Call (202) 872-6400 for more information, or visit for links to all Green Seal standards and certified products and services.


Hugo D'Amours
Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs
Cascades Inc.

Linda Chipperfield
VP of Marketing & Communications
Green Seal, Inc.