Creel Attains New Milestone in Sustainability
LAS VEGAS—November 18, 2013—Extending its commitment to sustainable manufacturing, Creel Printing has achieved Tri-Certification. This distinction underscores Creel’s responsible stewardship and signifies its compliance with the exacting standards of three top environmental authorities—the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) License code FSC-CO22441, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) NSC-SFICOC-C0171470, and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC) NSF PEFCCOC-C0171470. Moreover, it provides Creel’s customers the assurance that manufacturing materials are trackable from their origin—and fully sustainable.
Tri-Certification augments Creel’s long history of leadership in “green” practices and production. Creel began utilizing FSC-qualified materials in 2007, and boasts one of the most extensive recycling/recapture programs in the nation. Through these and other initiatives, Creel continues to bring market-superior sustainability solutions that help clients meet their own compliance and end-customer goals. They have also resulted in attractive cost savings—for both Creel and its customers. A rigorous process, Tri-Certification has been achieved by only a handful of graphic arts suppliers.
“Creel is a company that is always seeking new ways to make meaningful contributions that help customers move forward,” said Ed Gudewicz, quality control manager. “Our Tri-Certification is an accolade that clients can leverage in their own sustainability and marketing initiatives.”
About Creel Printing
Founded in 1953, Creel Printing is one of the most tenured and awarded family-owned enterprises in the world of print. Ranked among the top 50 commercial printers and 10 largest publication printers nationwide, Creel’s capabilities span full-color web and sheetfed printing; variable digital production; digital editioning; integrated publishing solutions; Web-based storefronts; digital rights management; mobile marketing; and more. Creel operates a state-of-the-art, 250,000-square-foot headquarters in Las Vegas, an Idaho-based digital enterprise, and an open-web plant. Creel holds G7 master certifications, along with numerous mailing, environmental, and lean manufacturing distinctions. The company runs three shifts, working 24/7.