Submitted by: Anderson Lithograph
Posted: Apr 22, 2003 – 12:00 AM EST
Apr. 22 /CSRwire/ -
Anderson Lithograph’s sustainable approach to producing printed materials is further supported by publicly committing to the following ten CERES Principles:
§ Protection of the biosphere
§ Sustainable use of natural resources
§ Reduction and disposal of wastes
§ Energy conservation
§ Risk reduction
§ Safe products and services
§ Environmental restoration
§ Informing the public
§ Management commitment
§ Annual self-evaluation
Anderson Lithograph joins over 70 other corporations in endorsing these principles including Baxter International, Inc., Coca-Cola, USA, The Body Shop International, General Motors Corporation, and Nike, Inc.
Anderson Lithograph’s sustainable printing practices are based on a totally enclosed production environment where all electrical and chilled-water needs are met with an on-site, natural gas fired Cogeneration facility. This facility was modified for the printing process to capture and destroy fugitive emissions – the result is a near-total elimination of VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compound) released into the ambient atmosphere.
“The CERES principles represent the core values that all corporations, regardless of size or industry must make as a fundamental part of their business,” says John Fosmire, Chairman, Anderson Lithograph. “Anderson Lithograph has committed years of time, energy and resources into changing how printing impacts our community and the environment – we are proud to further this effort with our CERES endorsement.”
The printing industry produces the brochures, posters and reports that people encounter on a daily basis, and each of these materials represent an opportunity to make an environmental difference with the way the piece is designed, the paper choice, and how it is printed. “Anderson Lithograph is constantly looking for new ways to reduce our environmental impact with new ink and solvent formulations, equipment, as well as working directly with our customers,” says Frank Barnett, Anderson Lithograph’s Director of Environment, Health and Safety.
“True corporate environmental responsibility includes improvements and efficiencies made throughout the supply chain,” said Mindy Lubber, CERES’ Executive Director. “We are so pleased that Anderson Lithograph, a printing company used by many major U.S. businesses, including other CERES endorsers, has acted to lessen their impact on the environment and is deepening that commitment by endorsing the CERES principles. I hope that their endorsement will encourage other companies to look at the environmental impacts of their many suppliers.”
Anderson Lithograph, a Mail-Well Company, is a high-end commercial printer that supports the printed marketing needs of a range of organizations, from the Fortune 500 to non-profit groups. Anderson Lithograph’s commitment to the highest quality, superior customer attention and sustainable business practices is reflected in every piece of printed material produced. For more information on Anderson Lithograph’s services please visit http://www.andlitho.com.
CERES is the largest U.S. coalition of major environmental, investor and advocacy groups working together for a sustainable future. Its network includes a community of forward-looking companies and multinational corporations that endorse the CERES Principles, a ten-point code of environmental conduct. Visit the coalition’s web site at http://www.ceres.org for more information.
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