We’re all in this together. That’s why we’re committed to initiatives and processes that support our planet’s health. The future demands it.

A Letter From the President

At Zumbiel, we’re agile enough to get ahead of the curve and undertake significant changes to operate more sustainably. Our environmental efforts align with our core values of caring for our employees, our customers, and our community, and maintaining those trusting relationships as we have for the last 179 years and counting.

Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword here—it’s something we incorporate into our operations and long-term planning. Constant monitoring, learning, and accountability are key to our success. We’re always looking for ways to be more efficient and cut down on our carbon footprint, whether that involves major investments or small adjustments. We also welcome feedback and ideas for how we can operate more sustainably.

But none of us can go it alone in the fight to save our planet. That’s why we are partnering with customers and vendors on developing programs and standards that will make even more of an impact now and in the years ahead. I hope you’ll join us in these efforts, whether it involves spearheading change at your own organization or working with us on these initiatives. Together we can make a difference and inspire others.


Joe Norton
Joe Norton

Our Initiatives

Working toward a greener future.

Finding Partners

Using suppliers with meaningful sustainability programs.


Certified by SFI and FSC to guarantee sustainable chain of custody for paperboard.

Lowered Carbon Emissions

Across operations, we take active steps to reduce our carbon footprint.

Facility Upgrades

Making our operations more efficient reduces waste.


Most of our paperboard is recyclable or made from recycled material. Certain substrates are also compostable.

Long-Term Programs

We are currently developing a 15-year plan to achieve carbon neutrality.

father and daughter recycling packaging

Playing Our Part

We work hard to make the world a little better every day.

Learn more about our history

Be Part of the Change

Our team members are a key part of moving us toward effective sustainability practices.

Our Partners

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