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November 30, 2015

About the EMA Foundation

The EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications supports the paper-based communications industry by designing and implementing a key research and education agenda for companies in the envelope industry and the customers they serve. The Foundations seeks to identify and analyze major trends affecting the paper-based communications industry; to position paper-based communications as a key participant in the information age; to develop key relationships with academic institutions and allied industry partners to monitor and support focused research; and to encourage career participation in the paper-based communications industry.

Foundation Board of Trustees

The EMA Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees from the paper-based communications industry. Beginning January 1, 2014, The Board includes the following members:

  • Cheryl Z. Chapman, Chairman
  • T. Hunter Wilson, Vice Chairman
  • Derek P. Waterhouse, Secretary/Treasurer 
  • T. Scott Mitchell, Immediate Past Chairman
  • Ann M. Rieser
  • James E. Patterson
  • Susan M. LaChance
  • Thomas J. Rewolinski
  • James G. Beard, ex-officio 
Please Recycle Campaign

In conjunction with the Direct Marketing Association and the Magazine Publishers of America, the Envelope Manufacturers Association has launched a “Please Recycle” Program to inform consumers that envelopes, along with magazines, catalogues, and newspapers are recyclable...more
Upcoming Events
EMA 2016 Spring Meeting
April 7-10, 2016
Westin Hilton Head Resort & Spa
Hilton Head, SC

EMA 2016 Fall Meeting
October 26-29, 2016
Westin Austin Downtown
Austin, TX

Contact the Foundation
EMA Foundation
500 Montgomery Street
Suite 550
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-739-2200
Fax: 703-739-2209

Maynard H. Benjamin
CAE, President & CEO

EMA 2015 Job Study
The study reveals that the overall impact of the industry remains strong. The study determined that there were approximately 7.5 million jobs and $1.4 trillion in sales revenue associated with the mailing industry in 2014, the most recent year for which data is available.
The EMA Foundation recently funded a large nationwide survey of over 3,000 adults studying the preferences of adult Americans regarding paper-format bills, statements and related documents. InfoTrends, a market research firm specializing in topics related to paper, paper communications, and printing, was chosen to oversee the survey and analyze the results. Click here to view the results.
EMA has joined Two Sides. Two Sides is an independent, non-profit organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper. Started in Europe in 2008, Two Sides is now active in 12 countries, with links to similar projects in Australia and Japan. The organization has more than 1,000 members that span the entire print and paper supply chain, including pulp and paper producers, paper distributors, ink and chemical manufacturers, printers, equipment manufacturers and publishers. For more information about Two Sides, visit the Two Sides US website at www.twosides.us.
The Idea Corner

We want your ideas! We want to know what research will help your business in today's market and as the economy improves over the next several years. Click here.


The EMA is the world's largest association devoted exclusively to the growth and prosperity of the envelope manufacturing and paper-based communications industry and the professionals who proudly lead it forward. For more than 70 years, EMA has provided its members with powerful advantages to enable these world-leading companies to thrive and prosper in a dynamic global business environment.
EMA Blog: Paperviews

The Envelope Manufacturers Association Blog Paperviews is created to accomplish the goal of moving the needle on people's recognition that paper-based communications is important. The four content categories for the blog are: a) Why Choose paper? b) How paper is environmentally friendly c) Facts about deforestation, and d) Facts about the paper industry.

We invite your comments, pro or con, to the various articles.

The Envelope Manufacturers Association Facebook page has been created. Check it out!

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