Agfa Graphics Relaunches GreenWorks Accreditation Program

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ—June 13, 2014—Agfa Graphics is re-launching the Agfa Graphics GreenWorks Accreditation Program as part of its ongoing commitment to help reduce the graphic communication industry’s environmental impact.

GreenWorks, an Agfa Graphics initiative, accredits customers in the graphic communications industry in North America, who achieve greener outcomes through technology, products, services and practices.

Customers can now apply online for GreenWorks accreditation. To be certified, Agfa plate customers must meet criteria demonstrating their environmental commitment, including:

  • Use of Agfa chemistry-free, low-chemistry or no bake digital offset plates
  • Use of products that maximize renewable resources, minimize environmental impact from toxic chemicals, or reduce waste, lower ink, water or energy consumption
  • Actively participate in community recycling, conservation, waste reduction or alternative energy programs
  • Promote and communicate the benefits of practicing environmental safety

“As part of our corporate strategy, we are working to support customers who, through their actions, have demonstrated environmental responsibility,” said Deborah Hutcheson, director of marketing at Agfa Graphics, North America. “Our solutions are designed to systematically improve the cost, quality and environmental performance of our products and operations.”

All GreenWorks accredited customers are featured on GD USA and Agfa Graphics Websites, promoted to buyers/designers interested in environmental responsibility and may be featured in Agfa Graphics public relations and promotions.

Every GreenWorks customer receives a marketing toolkit and professional assistance to help market their environmental leadership, spreading the word about the importance of environmentally safer practices. The toolkit includes the new GreenWorks logo which accredited customers can display on their products and promotions.

About Agfa
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analog and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa Healthcare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,865 million euros in 2013.

About Agfa Graphics
Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress solutions to the printing industry. These solutions comprise consumables, hardware, software and services for production workflow, project and color management. Agfa Graphics offers computer-to-plate and digital proofing systems for commercial and packaging printing and the newspaper publishing markets. The company is rapidly developing its position in the new segments of industrial inkjet with comprehensive solutions for various applications, such as documents, posters, banners, signage, displays, labels and packaging materials. Its experience in both imaging and emulsion technology has provided the expertise required for developing a complete assortment of high-quality inks.

About Pitman, An Agfa Company
Pitman, An Agfa Company, collaborates with world class manufacturers to provide a diverse offering of the most advanced solutions for the prepress, pressroom, wide format, newspaper, packaging and commercial printing industries. Pitman reinforces its customer-focused approach by providing the market with an unmatched distribution network, expert specialists, and unparalleled service excellence. Together, Agfa Graphics and Pitman deliver integrated and complete solutions tailored to the ever-changing needs of the graphic communications industry, enabling businesses to produce powerful messages and be more profitable.

Source: Agfa.

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