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Graphic Packaging Awarded Sustainability Packaging Supplier of the Year

Aug 11, 2016

ATLANTA, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Graphic Packaging International was recognized with a North America Award for Sustainability at the Kellogg Company's Supplier Recognition Event held in June 2016 in Battle Creek, MI. This inaugural award recognizes suppliers that have demonstrated excellence in corporate responsibility.

Pictured are Dan Engelhard (GPI), Mike Hockin (GPI), Julie Burton (GPI), Rick Husted (Kellogg), Brian Gwin (Kellogg), Pete Lokar (GPI) and Mike Smith (GPI).

Graphic Packaging received the award for their key understanding and support of a Kellogg Company core objective, which is to provide consumers with more sustainable products and easily recyclable product packaging. Recyclable paperboard packaging provides the content and graphics space the Kellogg's branding team needs in their communication of important sustainability stories to the consumer.

Graphic Packaging is working with multiple teams at Kellogg to offer sustainable paperboard packaging solutions that will resonate with consumers yet protect the product inside. Recycled paperboard is made from paper fibers reclaimed during the recycling process.  Virgin paperboard is made from fibers which are sustainably and ethically harvested from pine trees, which are re-planted and are a renewable natural resource. Both recycled and virgin paperboards are used in the packaging solutions that Graphic Packaging provides to customers. Paperboard is the sole material used to manufacture folding cartons like the ones used by Kellogg for Kashi products and the cartons Graphic Packaging produces for other customers from a range of industries.

Andy Johnson, Vice President, Government Affairs and Sustainability at Graphic Packaging International said, "Graphic Packaging International is proud of the progress we have made to become internationally recognized as a company that not only provides sustainable paperboard packaging solutions, but also does what we believe is the right thing to do for the planet and for people. The recognition from Kellogg validates that our program aligns with their expectations and it speaks to the larger consciousness of the consumer, who expects recyclable packaging solutions from the brands they enjoy."

This award from the Kellogg Company, which has some of the highest expectations placed on suppliers within the industry, reinforces Graphic Packaging's internal efforts as a responsible corporate partner. The Company rises to the challenge of helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals by offering sustainable packaging alternatives.

Graphic Packaging demonstrates community commitment through three guiding pillars: Preserving the Environment, Putting Food on the Table and Investing in Education. These pillars drive the company to become better every day. For more information about Graphic Packaging International and its commitment to sustainability visit:

About Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
Graphic Packaging International, Inc., a subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. The Company is a leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer product companies. The Company operates on a global basis, is one of the largest producers of folding cartons in the United States and holds leading market positions in coated unbleached kraft paperboard and coated-recycled paperboard.  The Company's customers include many of the world's most widely recognized companies and brands.

Additional information about Graphic Packaging, its business and its products is available on the Company's web site at

About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we strive to make foods people love. This includes our beloved brands – Kellogg's®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats® and more – that nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. With 2015 sales of $13.5 billion and more than 1,600 foods, Kellogg is the world's leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Through our Breakfasts for Better Days global hunger initiative, we've provided more than 1.4 billion servings of cereal and snacks to children and families in need around the world. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter @KelloggCompany, YouTube and on Social K.

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