SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

Responsible efforts. Sustainable results.

Your partner for a healthy planet and a healthy business

Veritiv is building a responsible platform to deliver sustainable, innovative products and solutions. We strive to create a healthier, safer and more efficient community for the well-being of our people, our planet and our business. To learn more about Veritiv's commitments and the actions we are taking towards reducing our environmental impact and making sustainability more accessible, read our recent Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

Products

Packaging and Facility Solutions

Services

Design and LEAN

Efficiencies

Veritiv's efforts and accountability

PEOPLE

Our people, community,
safety and values

PRODUCTS

Protect your products. Protect your people. Protect your planet.

From uncovering more efficient uses of existing products, to identifying new ones that minimize harmful impacts, our team and network of trusted suppliers can help you find the ideal solutions for the task at hand and the Earth under your feet.

life cycle

SOLUTIONS FOR EVERY STAGE

Beginning of Life 
Leverage Veritiv’s strategic partnerships and services to responsibly source established and emerging materials that are renewable or contain recycled content.

Middle of Life
Discover new ways to reduce waste and maximize use of materials made of recycled content. 

End of Life
Partner with our experts to explore materials that can be returned, recycled and reused in creative ways, and measure your impact.


Packaging and Facility Solutions

Your packaging and facility present significant opportunities for making a positive impact on customers, employees and the environment.
With Veritiv’s support and ability to source a wide variety of materials, your team can create packaging solutions that reduce energy consumption, emissions and waste. Our trusted Certified LEAN Advisors can also work with you one-on-one to analyze and improve your facility cleaning processes, leading to less waste, higher productivity and improved results.

 

responsible sourcing

Sourcing

Create accountable partnerships

alternative materials

Recycled Content / Alternative Materials

Divert and convert materials

recyclable materials

Reusable / Recyclable Materials

Design for recovery

innovative solutions

Innovative Solutions

Rethink and differentiate

CERTIFIED, RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

There’s more to materials than meets the eye. Choosing sustainable options requires evaluating each one’s origin, processing and manufacturing methods, end-of-life treatment and more. Veritiv maintains advanced certifications and partners with trusted suppliers to help you analyze all of these factors, and protect your products and the environment. 

 

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)

CERTIFICATE

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

CERTIFICATE

Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®)

CERTIFICATE

RECYCLED CONTENT AND ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS

Using products and materials made of recycled content can help reduce consumption of virgin materials, avoiding landfills. Veritiv offers a wide selection of products with post-consumer recycled (PCR), post-consumer waste (PCW), and pre- and post-industrial waste (PIW). Here are just a few examples of the many options available to you:

HOW ORDINARY IS EXTRAORDINARY

HOW ORDINARY IS EXTRAORDINARY

HOW ORDINARY IS EXTRAORDINARY

CORRUGATED

Made with 50% recycled content on average and recycled by U.S. consumers 95% of the time.1

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 STRENGTH IN RECYCLED

STRENGTH IN RECYCLED

STRENGTH IN RECYCLED

HIGH RECYCLED CONTENT BUBBLE WRAP®

Made with at least 90% post-industrial recycled materials without sacrificing protection or performance.

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 RENEWABLE ADVANTAGE

RENEWABLE ADVANTAGE

RENEWABLE ADVANTAGE

BIOVANTAGE BIORESIN STRETCH FILM

Made with 30% renewable-source content, and produced with sugarcane-derived Braskem I’m Green bio-based polyethylene resin.

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FROM TRASH TO TOWEL & TISSUE TREASURE

FROM TRASH TO TOWEL & TISSUE TREASURE

FROM TRASH TO TOWEL & TISSUE TREASURE

RELIABLE BRAND® TOWEL & TISSUE

An eco-friendly product line made with recycled content.

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GOOD FOR OUR BODIES  AND OUR PLANET

GOOD FOR OUR BODIES AND OUR PLANET

GOOD FOR OUR BODIES AND OUR PLANET

PURELL® BRAND HEALTHY SOAP® WITH CLEAN RELEASE™ TECHNOLOGY

Made with 90% bio-based content, no harsh preservatives, parabens or phthalates. Refills save up to six gallons of water.

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ENHANCED BIODEGRADATION PROPERTIES

ENHANCED BIODEGRADATION PROPERTIES

ENHANCED BIODEGRADATION PROPERTIES

RELIABLE BRAND® FLOOR PADS FEATURING ENHANCED BIODEGRADATION PROPERTIES

Made from 100% recycled PET and has shown to biodegrade much faster in an active landfill compared to conventional floor pads. 2

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1 Fibre Box Association, Recycling White Paper, November 2019.
2 ASTM D5511 testing shows 92.5% biodegradation in 616 days of Americo's floor pad as compared to 16.4% on conventional pads. Learn more here.


RECYCLABLE AND/or COMPOSTABLE

Veritiv curates an extensive collection of recyclable and/or compostable packaging, cleaning and facility solutions. Whether your goals include supporting responsible consumption, protecting life on land or below water, or anything in between, our team and trusted network of suppliers can help.

KEEP IT SIMPLE, SEALING TAPE

KEEP IT SIMPLE, SEALING TAPE

KEEP IT SIMPLE, SEALING TAPE

TUFFLEX® WATER ACTIVATED CARTON SEALING TAPE

This recyclable carton sealing tape is also made with recycled paper and makes the perfect pairing with corrugated.

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WITH THESE AIR PILLOWS, LESS IS MORE

WITH THESE AIR PILLOWS, LESS IS MORE

WITH THESE AIR PILLOWS, LESS IS MORE

PREGIS EP-FLEX ELITE

EP-Flex Elite film formulation delivers higher quality air pillows using fewer virgin plastics.

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TAKE THESE PAPER MAILERS TO THE CURB

TAKE THESE PAPER MAILERS TO THE CURB

TAKE THESE PAPER MAILERS TO THE CURB

PROAMPAC CURBSIDE PAPER MAILER

100% recyclable, these natural kraft, multi-wall grade paper mailers protect from damage and intruders.

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BREAK IT DOWN, NOT OPEN

BREAK IT DOWN, NOT OPEN

BREAK IT DOWN, NOT OPEN

HERITAGE BAG™ BIOTUF® COMPOSTABLE LINERS

ASTM D6400 and Biodegradable Plastics Institute certified for composability, these bags can support Zero Waste initiatives with optimum lifting strength and load capacity.

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TAKE RECYCLING TO A NEW LEVEL

TAKE RECYCLING TO A NEW LEVEL

TAKE RECYCLING TO A NEW LEVEL

RIGHTCYCLE BY KIMBERLY-CLARK PROFESSIONAL®

This four-step process takes recycling to a new level by returning select products and converting them into new consumer goods.

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INNOVATION

We believe innovation can improve your business, society and the environment at the same time. With Veritiv’s help, your team can source emerging materials and products that boost results in a responsible way.

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

MOLDED PULP

Recyclable, compostable and lightweight. Perfect for cushioning, premium rigid packaging, food packaging and food services.

SEE HOW
BOUND TO BE BETTER

BOUND TO BE BETTER

BOUND TO BE BETTER

OCEAN BOUND PLASTIC

Recycled raw material that makes a great substitute for virgin raw material in cushioning, bottles and non-woven bags.

SEE HOW
A SWEET SOLUTION

A SWEET SOLUTION

A SWEET SOLUTION

EARTH PACT® PAPERBOARD

Made from 100% sugar cane bagasse fibers, this material is ideal for paper-based packaging, such as food and cosmetics.

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 CLOSE THE LOOP

CLOSE THE LOOP

CLOSE THE LOOP

REVOLUTION BAG LINERS

Made with a closed-loop recycling process and a high-quality, cost-neutral resin that exceeds environmentally preferred requirements.1

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THE NATURAL CHOICE

THE NATURAL CHOICE

THE NATURAL CHOICE

GE FIGHT BAC RTU

A powerful disinfectant with botanical active ingredients and no harsh chemicals. Kills over 99.9% of bacteria and viruses while meeting EPA standards.2

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CLEAN & CONSERVE

CLEAN & CONSERVE

CLEAN & CONSERVE

ECHOMOP® WET MOP

Cleans while conserving resources. Composed of recycled and reusable materials, with no post-recycling dyes.

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1 All Revolution Bag can liners exceed the post-consumer recycled content minimum under the EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines.

2 All products on attached list meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 as indicated by the supplier.

EQUIPMENT, PARTS AND SERVICE

Using more sustainable materials may require adjusting equipment and settings to maintain efficiency and minimize downtime. Veritiv’s technicians are here to help optimize and fix existing equipment, as well as install new solutions, for optimal performance.

PACKAGING EQUIPMENT SPECIALISTS

ALL AMERICAN CONTAINERS

As part of the Veritiv family of companies, All American Containers helps protect precious products in diverse industries with a wide range of containers, including recyclable bottles, cartons and more.

EXPLORE RIGID PACKAGING

SERVICES

The next level of sustainable business solutions.

Veritiv’s packaging designers and Certified LEAN Advisors can support your team as you make existing packaging and manufacturing processes more sustainable or implement something completely new.


Drive revenue through design

There is always a new challenge to solve with packaging, but you don’t have to do it alone. Whether you are looking to make your packaging more sustainable, reduce costs on shipments, keep up with skyrocketing e-commerce sales, enter new markets, or simply strengthen your business, Veritiv’s dedicated design professionals and engineers are here to help.

 

materials

MATERIALS

Explore more sustainable options

Design

DESIGN AND ENGINEERING

Optimize your supply chain

testing

TESTING

Reduce damage by validating before production

life cycle analysis

LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS TOOLS

Maximize sustainability from beginning to end

INNOVATION

Rethink and differentiate

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

  • Gain access to a wide variety of established and emerging reusable, recycled, recyclable and renewable materials
  • Promote the use of sustainable materials through creative design solutions
  • Source and design materials from local suppliers near your facility or destination to minimize logistics impact
  • Increase speed to market and cost savings with complete Design for Manufacturing (DFM) capabilities for sustainable materials

OPTIMIZE THE SUPPLY CHAIN WITH DESIGN AND ENGINEERING

With five design centers, three studio centers, and over 901 seasoned designers around the world, Veritiv provides your company with unparalleled access to a global network that can help fine-tune your packaging supply chain, including:

  • Right-sizing and lightweighting
  • Productivity improvement
  • Footprint and freight optimization (ocean/air/truck)
  • Damage and return minimization
  • Ships in Own Container (SIOC) and Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) implementation and measurement

Leverage Veritiv’s state-of-the-art design and engineering tools to quickly identify gaps and evaluate expected performance before making a single prototype.

1 The year end 2020. 

TESTING CAPABILITIES

  • Four ISTA-certified testing labs for quick in-house validation of package designs so you can complete standard testing procedures as well as your specific testing profile
  • Veritiv is proud to be one of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) approved to provide services beyond just testing
  • Our Metrology Lab works to use experimental data to develop and validate materials and processes to effectively solve your problems
  • In-house prototyping capabilities help you de-risk new solutions by testing them quickly before production
  • Comprehensive supply chain profile analysis and evaluation

SEE TESTING IN ACTION

LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS TOOLS

We use COMPASS®, a cradle-to-grave analysis tool that calculates environmental impacts associated with all stages of a package’s life cycle including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Conversion
  • Distribution
  • End-of-life

INNOVATION SUCCESS STORIES

Trusted brands around the world have partnered with Veritiv to transform their packaging and processes. See how we have worked together to make a positive impact on the triple bottom line.

READY TO DIFFERENTIATE? LET’S CONNECT

WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER OPENS

WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER OPENS

WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES, ANOTHER OPENS

THE CHAMBERLAIN GROUP

By substituting EPS foam cushions with simple corrugated pads and molded-fiber accessory trays that are 100% curbside recyclable, The Chamberlain Group has reduced its carbon footprint, boosted its bottom line and made it easier for customers to recycle their packaging.

SEE HOW
BREAKING BARRIERS

BREAKING BARRIERS

BREAKING BARRIERS

HP MOLDED FIBER ADVANCED TOOLING

Veritiv partnered with HP to use their new Molded Fiber Advanced Tooling Solution to create sustainable packaging for the HP Desktop Mini PC.

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NO FILLER NEEDED

NO FILLER NEEDED

NO FILLER NEEDED

BOLL & BRANCH

After working with Veritiv on kitting, transportation and warehousing, Boll & Branch wanted help eliminating packaging fillers. Their new, award-winning, custom modular inserts accommodate many sizes and products, increase product protection and improve the unboxing experience.

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MINIMIZE WASTE WITH LEAN

LEAN is more than continuous improvement. It’s a philosophy that enables you to do more with what you already have. Backed by a powerful infrastructure and an elite team of Certified LEAN Advisors, Veritiv works with your team to apply LEAN principles so you can eliminate waste and more effectively manage your facility.

DISCOVER LEAN

EFFICIENCY

Minimize effort and environmental impact

Supply chain and operations

In addition to helping our customers apply LEAN principles, we do the same for our own facilities and supply chain to eliminate waste and reduce energy consumption. Veritiv strives to deliver improvements in fuel efficiency through route optimization, equipment upgrades and replacing aging semi-trucks with newer models.

 Efficiency Initiatives and Partnerships

FLEET

As our fleet of vehicles delivers much-needed supplies to our customers, we leverage modern technology to conserve fuel, promote safety and reduce miles traveled.

OPERATIONS

Through sustainable recycling programs, lighting, supply chain optimizations and strategic partnerships, Veritiv is working to reduce energy consumption across our U.S. and Canadian facilities.

RESPONSIBLE FLEET

As a Certified Partner with the EPA’s Smartway Program, we’re working on managing our US fleet in a more responsible way.

RESOURCE CONSUMPTION

Through our partnership with ENGIE Impact, a leader in sustainability and energy management, Veritiv is decreasing our energy and water usage while maximizing recycling across our U.S. and Canadian facilities.

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

As a Sedex member, we are committed to being a responsible business, sourcing responsibly, and improving ethical standards and working conditions within the supply chain.

Electric truck pilot

Veritiv is participating in an electric truck pilot program that presents a unique opportunity for our company’s fleet. As a leading North American distribution company, we offer responsible products and reduce environmental impacts by looking for efficiencies in our operations. We are exploring sustainable possibilities with this electric truck technology, while continuing to deliver on our customer commitment.

PEOPLE

Principles, values and practices that guide our partnership with you

Corporate responsibility

With operations in North America and employees around the world, we recognize the impact and responsibility our businesses have and prioritize the overall well-being of our employees, customers and the communities.

To read more about our commitment to our people and their safety, as well as our community involvement and the values that back our efforts, visit our Corporate Responsibility page.

Start a conversation with our team.

Learn how we can help you meet your sustainability goals and lead the way to a greener future.

 
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