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Veritiv Joins Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education


Deepens Commitment to Sustainability

ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV) – a North American leader in business-to-business distribution solutions – has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a North American association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable world.  Through its membership in AASHE, Veritiv will be able to better understand and assist higher education institutions in advancing their sustainability initiatives.

"Our AASHE membership is an opportunity for Veritiv to gain sustainability knowledge in the higher education markets as we work to provide leading facility solutions in the marketplace, such as our proprietary Green Gauge analysis and reporting tool that tracks purchases of sustainable cleaning products," said Garrett Gerst, LEED AP O+M, Marketing Manager – Facility Solutions for Veritiv.


AASHE enables colleges and universities to meet their sustainability goals by providing specialized resources, professional development, and a network for sharing information about sustainability products and services. 

"AASHE counts on the support of many progressive businesses, like Veritiv, that serve higher education to fulfill its mission of facilitating leadership to transform our college campuses and planet into a cleaner, greener and sustainable world," said Stephanie A. Herrera, Executive Director, AASHE. "Businesses are able to support the sustainability movement by providing valuable products, services and resources to help move this vital community towards a better future."

AASHE is helping to create a brighter future of opportunity for all by advancing sustainability in higher education. By creating a diverse community engaged in sharing ideas and promising practices, AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and students, as well as the businesses that serve them, with: thought leadership and essential knowledge resources; outstanding opportunities for professional development; and a unique framework for demonstrating the value and competitive edge created by sustainability initiatives. For more information, visit

About Veritiv
Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV), with executive offices in Atlanta, and significant operations in the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area, is a North American leader in business-to-business distribution solutions. Serving customers across virtually every industry, Veritiv provides print, publishing, packaging, facility and logistics solutions that help shape the success of its customers. Established in 2014, following the merger of International Paper Company's xpedx division and Unisource Worldwide, the Company employs approximately 8,900 team members across about 180 distribution centers throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada. For more information about Veritiv and its business segments visit

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