SEALED AIR NAMED GREEN GIVING CORPORATION BY MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW
CHARLOTTE, NC -- May 24, 2017
For the third consecutive year, Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE), has been named a Green Giving Corporation by Matthew 25: Ministries, a top-ranked international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. This designation represents the pinnacle of responsible corporate environmental stewardship through the Green Giving program. Sealed Air and other corporations work throughout the year with Matthew 25: Ministries to rescue, recycle, reuse and repurpose millions of pounds of excess products, saving these products from the landfill, protecting our environment and helping millions of people throughout the U.S. and worldwide each year.
Commercial and industrial waste is a significant portion of solid waste. American industrial facilities generate and dispose of approximately 7.6 billion tons of industrial solid waste each year, according to the EPA. Reducing, reusing, recycling and repurposing excess products can havean enormous impact on our environment. Through partnership with companies like Sealed Air, Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 15,000,000 pounds of these corporate excess products each year.
Corporate donations are evaluated, categorized and processed at Matthew 25: Ministries’ 168,000 square foot facility and then redistributed to partner organizations in the Greater Cincinnati community, throughout the U.S. and around the world. Responsibly recycled products from generous corporate donors like Sealed Air impacted the lives of more than 20,000,000 people in 2016.
Matthew 25: Ministries has developed the Green Giving Guidelines as a way of acknowledging these product donors for their exceptional level of corporate and environmental responsibility. Corporate donors like Sealed Air that meet the standards of the Green Giving Guidelines have demonstrated an extraordinary level of environmental stewardship. Corporate donors receive a display certificate and the opportunity to display the Green Giving Seal.
The Green Giving Guidelines include the following standards:
- Donate product multiple times per year to Matthew 25: Ministries.
- Donate a significant amount of product based on company size, location and/or capacity.
- Demonstrate an overall commitment towards minimizing corporate waste.
- Demonstrate outstanding corporate citizenship by repurposing corporate excess for humanitarian work.
The Green Giving Guidelines are designed to encourage corporate environmental responsibility, values and attitudes; acknowledge participating corporations’ willingness to act responsibly and applaud the enormous impact their actions have on the environment and on people in need.