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Glatfelter Launches New Sustainability Section to Web Site

York, PA, May 18, 2009: Glatfelter, a global supplier of specialty papers and engineered products, is launching a new section of its website dedicated to the topic of sustainability. Drawing on the strong Glatfelter heritage of over 145 years in the paper-making industry, the new sustainability area highlights Glatfelter’s efforts to conserve resources, prevent waste, and foster environmental, economic and social sustainability for the benefit of future generations.
 
The new site targets three major areas that relate to the company:
  • The environmental section details performance measures, production practices, sustainable forestry initiatives, and environmentally-responsible products.
  • The economic section highlights capital investments, economic positioning, financial performance and new product development efforts - a prime driver for Glatfelter that exemplifies its stability and dedication to innovation during difficult economic times.
  • The social section features such topics as safety, wellness, training and community support.
Users can also learn about the company’s commitment to sustainability, the paper lifecycle and Glatfelter's policies and certifications.
 
“Sustainability is about conducting business in ways that protect and enhance the environmental, economic and social resources that are entrusted to us. By accepting the responsibility to operate our business in a sustainable manner, we protect the ability of future generations to enjoy a quality of life equal to or greater than our own,” George H. Glatfelter II, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Glatfelter, noted.
 
More than ever, customers have expressed interest for the environment and have asked for participation on the part of their suppliers, like Glatfelter, to assist them in adopting more sustainable business practices. “We applaud these efforts, and agree that cooperation is the most effective way to reach sustainable goals,” Glatfelter added. The company's specialty paper and engineered products are used in a broad variety of industries including book publishing, food and beverage packaging, medical, composite laminates, converting and digital imaging.
 

Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and engineered materials, offering innovation, world-class service and over a century and a half of technical expertise. Headquartered in York, PA, the Company employs approximately 4,200 people and serves customers in over 100 countries. U.S. operations include facilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio. International operations include facilities in Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, and sales and distribution offices in China and Russia. Glatfelter’s sales approximate $1.6 billion annually and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GLT. Additional information may be found at www.glatfelter.com.
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