GREEN scene

A leader in waterless printing since 1993, MOSAIC has been FSC-certified since 2005 and, on Earth Day 2007, announced that it had achieved carbon-neutral status, based on its investment in 100 percent wind power and reforestation programs undertaken to offset the carbon emissions from its operation.

Its carbon-neutral distinction has earned MOSAIC membership in the EPA’s Green Power Leadership Club, wherein member companies are recognized for making exemplary green power choices that significantly exceed minimum requirements. The company recycles 885 tons of paper and uses 65,000 pounds of soy-based ink annually, while a solvent recovery system limits the disposal of spent pressroom chemicals.

As a result of these and other practices, MOSAIC has been designated a “Best Workplace in America” by PIA/GATF for five years running.

Now Certified

The following companies have received chain-of-custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and/or Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Dynacolor Graphics, Miami: FSC and SFI.

Wooster Printing & Litho, Wooster, OH: FSC.

Antares Information Technologies, Hauppauge, NY: FSC.

SunDance Graphics, Orlando, FL: FSC.

Publications printer Consolidated Press, of Seattle, has partnered with paper manufacturer Sappi to change its entire inventory of regularly stocked coated papers to comply with global standards for forest sustainability.

The printer’s desire to warehouse FSC-designated stock led company execs to approach Sappi about the viability of manufacturing to FSC standards for the printer’s primary inventory. Sappi took on the challenge, and Consolidated Press now has a local warehouse stocked with FSC-certified paper.

Environmental Sensitivity Training

BALTIMORE–Vertis Communications has undertaken a company-wide waste reduction and environmental sensitivity program to become a more responsible partner, community neighbor and corporate citizen. The company announced its major sustainability initiatives this Spring and is seeing some very green results.

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