No Cold and Flu for You!

Each cold and flu season, nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu alone in the U.S. As a result, businesses lose approximately $7 billion in sick days and lost productivity every year.

The culprit? Germs. What’s a proven way to reduce germ transmission around the office? Proper hand hygiene.

When you consider …

Have you Leaned your Clean?

We’ve all heard of LEAN, Six Sigma and process excellence, and how they decrease costs, improve productivity, and develop more effective people and companies. But what if you could get results like these simply by applying LEAN to your cleaning?

We tend to think of cleaning as housekeeping. Are all the mops off the floor? Are all …

VLS Recognized by Inbound Logistics as a Top 100 3PL Provider

Veritiv’s Logistics Solutions division has been recognized by Inbound Logistics Magazine as a Top 100 3PL Provider!

In an industry that is fiercely competitive and rapidly changing, Veritiv Logistics Solutions (VLS) is a fast-growing part of the Veritiv enterprise. We continue to invest in the business and leverage our buying power as a

Strategies for a Successful Transportation RFP Process

The start of a new year can mark a time of growth and change for companies. Everchanging market trends, service needs, higher costs – these are all drivers that can trigger a shift in transportation needs.

What’s the first step to a better transportation solution for your company? A well-executed transportation RFP process.  In the

Veritiv Launches Veritiv Connects Community Program

When you think of the word “community” – what comes to mind?

Here at Veritiv, community has many different meanings. The Veritiv community is not only where we do business, it’s how we do business. Strong and lasting relationships with our customers, suppliers, and employees, in the communities where they work and live, are an important …

Customer Service Week 2016: Working at Veritiv

As we wrap up Customer Service Week here at Veritiv, we are reminded of the incredible value these talented individuals provide to our business. But what’s it like to really work at Veritiv? Hear directly from those who are the true embodiment of our Customer Focus value – our Customer Service …

Customer Service Week 2016: Career Advice

As we celebrate Customer Service Week 2016, we are reminded that the foundation of a truly customer-focused business means making – and keeping – our commitment to deliver an efficient and enjoyable customer experience from start to finish. Our talented team of Customer Service Professionals (CSPs) work tirelessly to ensure that our customers’ needs are …

Customer Service Week 2016: Customer Focus

While we celebrate Customer Service Week every October, our commitment to Customer Focus is embedded in our company values and is unwavering – all 365 (or 366!) days a year.

Customer Focus means staying committed to understanding our customers’ needs and providing solutions that add value – and it can make all …

Customer Service Week 2016: Get to Know Veritiv’s Customer Service Professionals

Today marks the second day of Customer Service Week. Here at Veritiv, our commitment to Customer Focus is what has fueled our success for so many years.

What does Customer Service mean to Veritiv? It’s a critical part of our business, and the concept is embedded in our company values.

This week, we …

Veritiv Celebrates National Customer Service Week

Veritiv is celebrating National Customer Service Week, which is a great opportunity to recognize and honor the hundreds of Veritiv Customer Service team members who help shape success for our customers and our company.

Customer service is a critical part of our business, and it’s a part of our Values. Customer Focus …

Driver Appreciation Week 2016: Customer Focus in Mississauga, Ontario

Veritiv is celebrating Driver Appreciation Week – a perfect time to extend our thanks to the drivers who deliver our Veritiv solutions with pride, every day.

To close out Driver Appreciation Week, we want to introduce you to Don Campbell, a driver based out of Mississauga, Ontario . Don is one of our longest-serving Veritiv …

Driver Appreciation Week 2016: One Team in Chihuahua, Mexico

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Veritiv is celebrating Driver Appreciation Week – a perfect time to extend our thanks to the drivers who deliver our Veritiv solutions with pride, every day. Today, meet Trinidad Garcia from Chihuahua, Mexico.

Veritiv drivers travel more than 43 million miles a year, visiting customers across North America. Some of those routes are in …

Driver Appreciation Week 2016: Operational Excellence in Ashland, VA

Veritiv is celebrating Driver Appreciation Week – a perfect time to extend our thanks to the drivers who deliver our Veritiv solutions with pride, every day. Today, meet Philip Davis from Ashland, VA.

While drivers account for approximately one in 16 jobs in the United States, here at Veritiv, they are almost 12% of …

Driver Appreciation Week 2016: Integrity in Addison, IL

Veritiv is celebrating Driver Appreciation Week – a perfect time to extend our thanks to  the drivers who deliver our Veritiv solutions with pride, every day. Today, we turn the spotlight on two of our drivers who will celebrate 17 years with Veritiv in just a few months — James Wong and Leonard Roach from …

Driver Appreciation Week 2016: Customer Focus in Carrollton, TX

Veritiv is celebrating Driver Appreciation Week – a perfect time to extend our thanks to the drivers who deliver our Veritiv solutions with pride, every day. Today, meet Bobby Smith and Terry Baines from our Carrollton, TX facility.

Veritiv drivers play a critical role in the success of our company – they are often the Veritiv …

The Best of Ogilvy – Big Ideas on Paper

A famous quote by the great David Ogilvy, founder of the legendary advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather reads, “Unless your advertising contains a big idea, it will pass like a ship in the night.”

The agency network founded by David Ogilvy is now comprised of 450 offices in 69 cities all over the world – and …

Cleaning Innovation in a 7,000 year old industry

Did you know? The cleaning trade has been around for over 7,000 years –so, right about the time that the wheel was invented, cleaning emerged as an essential component of healthy living.

Certainly, a lot has happened in society since 5,000 BC, but many of the most impressive advancements in facilities management has happened in the …

The Importance of Chain-Of-Custody

Graphic Communications has recently renewed our long-standing commitment to the three major Chain-of-Custody standards: Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®).

Why is Chain-of-Custody such a critical consideration to a paper sourcing policy? It certifies that the fiber used in …

Congratulations to Veritiv on Your Fortune® 500 Achievement

The Metro Atlanta area is undergoing a vibrant and dynamic evolution alongside our population growth. As the host of Super Bowl LIII in 2019, and with our commitment to transit solutions and a thriving business community, it’s no surprise that Atlanta is truly the economic engine of the South.

In 2010, our region was home to …

Paper Recovery Hits a New High

Paper recovery has increased virtually every year since 1990, and in 2015, it reached a record high of nearly 67%.

Recycling paper is a common activity, with bins in the majority of public facilities, offices, and homes, but do you ever wonder how far recycling can go? The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that paper can …

Recycling and Beyond – How Responsible Packaging Impacts Sustainability

As you walk down the street, it’s quite normal to see a recycling bin alongside other trash containers. While the practice feels decidedly modern, did you know that recycling has been commonplace since the days of Ancient Greece?

A recent article in Packaging Digest, titled How do recycling stats stack up for …

Today is Global Handwashing Day! Raise a Hand for Hygiene

Don’t forget to wash your hands!

Did anyone else just hear their mother’s voice?

Sure, when it comes to good hygiene habits, children need to be reminded constantly.  But adults? Surely not. Adults know the importance of washing their hands. Right?

A recent study in the Journal of Environmental Health reported that only five percent of …

Veritiv Celebrates National Customer Service Week

October 5 – 9 marks National Customer Service Week 2015, and the theme is “Everyday Heroes.” This week at Veritiv, we’re celebrating and honoring our Customer Service and Program Management team members – our everyday heroes − who keep Veritiv customers coming back, our sales force productive, and our business running smoothly.

At Veritiv, we …

Celebrating Driver Appreciation Week – Meet Drivers Linn Gorman and Craig Thornburg

To close out Driver Appreciation Week, we want to introduce you to two drivers who truly go above and beyond the call of duty.

Driver Linn Gorman in Memphis, TN

First, meet Linn Gorman. Every day, Linn delivers Veritiv products and services with pride. Linn was recently recognized by one of our customers for going above …

Celebrating Driver Appreciation Week: Meet Darrell Dennie, Transportation Supervisor and Juan Cruz, Driver

Our drivers are an incredibly important part of the Veritiv organization. Their unparalleled commitment to our values is an essential reason why Veritiv is, and continues to be, a North American market leader and a great place to work.

Today, you’ll meet two drivers with very different backgrounds: Darrell Dennie, a transportation supervisor out of Hebron, …

Celebrating Driver Appreciation Week – Meet Veritiv Driver Kea Morgan

Veritiv Driver Kea Morgan on our first day as Veritiv – July 2, 2014

Appreciation for our drivers is certainly not limited to one week of the year. Here at Veritiv, we recognize the value our drivers bring to our business and the role they play in our ongoing success. And we’re celebrating our drivers …

Celebrating Driver Appreciation Week – Meet Veritiv Driver, Mike Yaffee

Veritiv drivers play a critical role in the success of our company. Every day, they are the face of Veritiv – and often the Veritiv employee that our customers see the most.

We will honor these employees as Veritiv celebrates Driver Appreciation Week – and all week long, we’ll be introducing you to some …

The Veritiv Values

What qualities come to mind when you think about a great company? The right product offering? Great customer service? Availability and just in time delivery? Here at Veritiv, it’s all those things and more – and we call them the Veritiv Values.

In our first year, a primary focus of Veritiv has been building …

Key Notes – Volume 05 Number 02

Creative Direct Mail for 2018 – Direct mail has been around for a very long time.  If you continue to do the same old pieces you have been mailing in 2017, you will see a drop in your response rates.  You must create new, fresh and engaging direct mail pieces to get the results you …

Key Notes – Volume 05 Number 01

Postal Service Files FY 2017 Annual Compliance Report – On December 29, 2017, the USPS filed their FY 2017 Annual Compliance Report (ACR).  The Postal Service is required to an ACR within 90 days after the end of each fiscal year (FY).  It includes a variety of data on costs, revenues, rates, and quality of …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 51 & 52

AARP Now Averages the Largest Readership per Print Issue – Add another accolade to the trophy case in what has turned out to be a banner year for Mryna Blyth, Bob Love, and co.  According to the latest data from market research firm GfK MRI, AARP The Magazine has overtaken People—a weekly—as America’s most-read print magazine based on …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 49 & 50

New System Might Spike Postal Rates – In a congressionally-mandated review a decade after postal reform, the PRC said the ratemaking system had been “largely successful in achieving goals related to the ratemaking system but has not increased pricing efficiency,” “maintained the financial health” of the United States Postal Service (USPS) or maintained high quality …

Key Notes – Volume 04 Number 48

Old-Fashioned Mail-Order Catalog Making Comeback – In an era of explosive growth for online buying, retailers and shoppers are showing renewed interest in a humble purchasing device that uses paper instead of pixels.  For the first time since 2011, Sears Holdings sent out the Sears Wish Book, a holiday tradition for generations of children.  Although this …