Quad/Graphics Becomes First Major Commercial Printer to Achieve LEED Certification
Quad/Graphics’ Sussex plant is the first of 10 manufacturing sites the printer plans to certify. It intends to be the first printer of its kind to have all its major manufacturing sites designated as green buildings.
Quad/Graphics recently made headlines by donating a conservation easement on Camp/Quad, its 325-acre recreational facility in Erin, Wis. to Tall Pines Conservancy, a non-profit land trust dedicated to preserving natural areas in and adjoining Northwestern Waukesha County. The company also recently has been recognized by print industry news portal WhatTheyThink.com with an Environmental Innovation Award and has earned an Outstanding Achievement in Recycling Award from the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW). More information about the company’s practical approach to environmentalism can be found on its Web site: http://www.QG.com/aboutus/environment.
Quad/Graphics (www.QG.com) is the largest privately held printer of magazines, catalogs and other commercial products in the Western Hemisphere, and the third largest printer – public or private – in the nation. Headquartered in Sussex, Wisconsin (26 miles west of Milwaukee), the company provides services ranging from front-end design and photography through digital imaging, printing, finishing, mailing/distribution and data-driven marketing solutions such as data optimization and analytics. The company has long been known for its environmental stewardship and social responsibility, garnering a long list of local, state and national honors. These honors include being featured among the Top 5 Print Industry Brands associated with sustainability, according to a survey published by Graphic Arts Monthly. Annual sales are $2.2 billion. Worldwide employment approximates 11,000 people.