Two Sides North America is an independent, non-profit organization, and is part of the Two Sides global network which includes more than 600 member companies across North America, South America, Europe, Australia and South Africa. Our member companies span the Graphic Communications and Paper-based Packaging value chain, including forestry, pulp, paper, paper-based packaging, chemicals and inks, pre-press, press, finishing, printing, publishing, envelopes and postal operations.
Using a straightforward, balanced approach, Two Sides is telling the sustainability story of print, paper and paper-based packaging. We tackle the relevant environmental and social issues head-on with factual, authoritative information that exposes the myths, explains our industry’s true sustainability and gives stakeholders a solid foundation for making well-informed decisions about the use of print and paper products.
Using consistent, verifiable messaging that demonstrates our industry’s uniquely sustainable benefits, we amplify our products’ continuing role as an effective, valuable and powerful means of communication, marketing, knowledge sharing, information security, and product transport and safety. By fostering a better understanding of our products, we’re positioning them to continue as the medium of choice for tomorrow and beyond.
Our goal is to dispel common environmental misconceptions and to inspire and inform businesses and consumers with engaging, factual information about the sustainability, versatility and attractiveness of print, paper and paper-based packaging.
By uniting in common purpose with members of the Graphic Communications and Paper-based Packaging industry, Two Sides aspires to ensure that in a world of scarce resources, our renewable, recyclable and sustainable products can be enjoyed for generations to come.
We are a non-profit organization and endeavor to implement our Mission Statement and in turn seek to reinforce confidence in the Graphic Communications and Paper-based Packaging industry by:
We strongly support:
Members of Two Sides seek to minimize and reduce the environmental impact of their business activities so that they contribute to sustainable development.¹
¹ Two Sides bases its understanding of sustainable development on the 1987 World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission) definition: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”