IP's Saalfeld Redistribution introduces Green Buyer's Guide with information on environmentally-certified products from major suppliers; product categories include food service, tissue products, personal care

Kendall Sinclair

Kendall Sinclair

Aug 8, 2011 – Saalfeld Redistribution

CINCINNATI , August 1, 2011 (press release) – Saalfeld Redistribution’s portfolio of sustainable product choices has just become more accessible with the addition of a new Green Buyer’s Guide that offers detailed information about environmentally-certified products available from major suppliers.

“I wish we had access to a guide like this years ago,” said Pete Hansen, president and CEO of Portland Paper and Supply. “The Green Buyers Guide represents a great, new one-stop-shopping option for us when trying to identify compostable food service products.”

The new guide also outlines environmental programs and certifications by product category, including food service, absorbants, janitorial supplies, can liners/recepticles, cleaning chemicals, skincare, personal care, and towels/tissues/wipers.

“The Green Buyer’s Guide was created to help distributors and their customers more easily identify products that are environmentally preferable so they can make informed buying decisions with confidence,” said John Siegel, director of marketing for Saalfeld.

The guide provides information on eight leading environmental indicators used by Saalfeld’s suppliers – and recycled content percentages for products where applicable. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) categories are among the eight listed for suppliers’ products.

“Sustainable products represent an important opportunity for distributors today, but it can be challenging to understand the product claims and certifications,” Siegel said. “Saalfeld is here to help buyers understand the environmental movement. Whether it’s a distributor looking for an item to fill a specific need, or a customer that is planning to attain certification, the Green Buyer’s Guide has the answers they need.”

In the May 2011 article How to Choose Product Software To Resolve Supply Chain Challenges that appeared in Reuters, reporter David Metcalfe wrote that supply chain sustainability has been “creeping up on the list of executive priorities,” noting that suppliers must comply with their company’s sustainability goals or risk falling off their list of providers.

“The Green Buyer’s Guide enables Saalfeld, our distributors and their customers, to stay ahead of the sustainability curve,” Siegel said, adding that Saalfeld can help distributors profitably grow their business with minimal risk. “We help our customers expand into new categories — like those featured in Saalfeld’s Green Buyer’s Guide — without making a large inventory investment,” he said.

To order a copy of the Green Buyer’s Guide, or for more information, contact Saalfeld Redistribution at 877-372-2533 or email info@saalfeldredistribution.com.

About Saalfeld Redistribution

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Saalfeld Redistribution, a business of International Paper (NYSE: IP) offers more than 12,000 SKUs of foodservice disposables, sanitary maintenance products, packaging/shipping supplies and office products to distributors across the U.S. Manufacturers represented include Rubbermaid, Diversey, Kimberly-Clark, SCA Tissue, Procter & Gamble, GOJO, Solo Cup, Dixie Foodservice Solutions, Georgia-Pacific, Heritage Bag, Pactiv, Reckitt Benckiser, 3M, Dart Container, Genpak, Clorox and many others. For more information about Saalfeld or to locate your nearest representative, call 877-482-5607. To learn more about Saalfeld Redistribution and its sustainability efforts, go to saalfeldredistribution.com. To learn how Saalfeld helps distributors grow profitably, watch our video.

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