Cary Printing First Printer in U.S. to Earn International Green Certification
CARY, NC— July 11, 2007—Cary Printing announced today that the company has been awarded the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), an international forest management certification. The certification is awarded to those organizations that demonstrate sustainable forest management through environmentally, socially beneficial, and economically viable business practices.
Only companies and organizations that have successfully completed an audit, by an independent and accredited certification body can claim certification. To pass the audit, a comprehensive system of principles, objectives and performance measures developed by professional foresters, conservationists and scientists to provide the long-term protection of wildlife, plants, soil and water quality must be in place.
“Cary Printing is committed to fostering a sustainable future,” said Tim Bannister, President of Cary Printing. “Our long term focus is on setting an example as an eco-friendly business that will make a difference for our clients, our children and our planet.”
The PEFC Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests. PEFC is a global umbrella organization for the assessment and recognition of national forest certification developed in a multi-stakeholder process supported by 149 governments in the world covering 85% of the world’s forest area.
About Cary Printing
Cary Printing is a full service sheet fed printer offering offset and digital printing solutions to the Triangle area since 1975. Through the use of the finest quality commercial and digital presses, the company provides innovative, effective communication tools. Throughout its history, Cary Printing has sought opportunities to provide clean air by using vegetable-oil based inks, aqueous coatings, recycling paper waste and educating employees and clients on ways to support a sustainable environment. To learn more, visit www.caryprinting.com or call 919.469.4227.