On May 11, 2009, Sleeman Breweries Ltd., headquartered in Guelph, Ont. was awarded a Certificate of Environmental Sustainability from corrugated supplier Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd. for its commitment to the environment and its sustainable packaging practices.
By choosing to utilize Atlantic Packaging’s recycled, sustainable corrugated products for its beer outer packaging and inserts, Sleeman has helped preserve over 36,408 mature trees in 2007. It’s a savings that represents the diversion of nearly 61 truckloads or 1,517 tons of waste that would otherwise be destined for landfill.
Posing with the Certificate of Environmental Sustainability are (from left): Peter Garvey, vice-president sales, corrugated, Atlantic Packaging Products; Craig Lahey, national account representative, corrugated, Atlantic Packaging Products; Steve Wilkie, director of purchasing, Sleeman Breweries; Adam Pauwels, national sales manager, corrugated Atlantic Packaging Products; Darlene Fidler, purchasing manager packaging materials, Sleeman Breweries, and; Pierre Ferland, national vice-president operations, Sleeman Breweries.
Source: Photo courtesy of Atlantic Packaging Products.
Although not the first company to earn an enviro-certificate from Atlantic, Sleeman is keen to maintain the lofty ideals that it evokes.
“Sleeman Breweries has been working on lowering its impact on the environment for quite a few years now, by not only ensuring that our breweries are green, but to find vendors who are as well,” explains Darlene Fidler, purchasing manager packaging materials, Sleeman Breweries. “It’s why Atlantic Packaging has been a supplier for Sleeman for the past four years.”
For more information on the brewery, please visit www.sleeman.com.
For more information on Atlantic Packaging Products, please visit www.atlantic.ca.