First Corporate Sustainability Reporting Competition Being Launched
NEW YORK CITY—March 2, 2007—The Black Book, the premiere resource in commercial photography for over 70,000 global Art Directors, Designers, Creative Directors, Editors and Publishers, is proud to announce its collaboration with founding partners Pictorial Offset Corporation, and Neenah Paper, to launch the “CSR Guide” in its 2007 AR100 Award Show book.
As an addition to the already popular AR100 Award Show book, the CSR Guide will be added to the existing printed publication, which celebrates the overall design in Annual Reports. The CSR Guide will premiere as a competition of the design and content matter of Corporate Sustainability Reports, where corporations, designers, photographers, paper companies and printers can exhibit their excellence in quality while demonstrating their corporate social responsibility.
Set to be released in late summer 2007, the CSR Guide will be an integrated supplement to Black Book’s 2007 AR100 Award Show Book. A call for entries notification was mailed out announcing this new competition with 20 categories in the competition. The deadline for entries is April 25, 2007 and all reports for fiscal year 2006 and fiscal year 2005, printed after June 1, 2005 are eligible.
Donald Samuels, Managing Partner of Pictorial Offset Corporation, stated, “We are proud to work with Black Book and Neenah Paper to establish this brand new competition in a brand new category. As the environmental leader in commercial printing in the United States, we are looking forward to seeing this competition flourish as more and more corporations shift to this medium to communicate their value to their stakeholders.”
Tom Wright, Director of Design and Advertising for Neenah Paper echoes Samuels’ sentiments and said, “Neenah Paper pioneered the development of premium recycled papers nearly 20 years ago. Being that our industry is one of the most resource-intensive in the world it is important we use technological advancements that allow us to reduce landfill waste, use green energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and be environmentally third-party certified. CSR’s fit perfectly with the leadership positioning of our CLASSIC® and ENVIRONMENT® Papers.”
“We are delighted to partner with two outstanding icons in the commercial printing industry to launch this very important competition. The time is right for the industry to recognize this emerging communications phenomenon and it is a natural and evolutionary extension to our iconic AR100 Competition,” says Joe Resudek, President and CEO of The Black Book, Inc.
More details and entry forms for the AR100 and CSR Guide and competition are available at the Black Book website, www.blackbook.com/ar100.
About The Black Book, Inc.
The Black Book, with offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, is recognized as the industry’s leading resource for artists and creative professionals. The company publishes four award-winning sourcebooks: Black Book Illustration, The AR100 Award Show book, The Creative Industry Directory, and Black Book Photography. The company also publishes Black Book ReMiX, a new photography sourcebook that is scheduled to be published in July, 2007 and Black Book RAW magazine, focusing on emerging talent, and provides a wide range of web and marketing services for its clients. Please visit www.blackbook.com.
About Pictorial Offset Corporation
Pictorial Offset Corporation, the leader in addressing environmental issues affecting commercial printing for over 25 years, is the largest privately-owned, single-facility commercial printer in the United States. Family-owned since 1938, Pictorial is one of the nation’s fastest growing commercial printing companies, serving many of the Fortune 500 corporations. Pictorial Offset Corporation is the first commercial printer of its kind in the world to earn dual quality and environmental compliance accreditations of the International Standards Organization (ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004); to be both Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certified and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) chain-of-custody certified; and to become carbon-neutral by way of re-forestation via the Conservation Fund. Pictorial Offset was named “2005 Printer of the Year” by Printing News Magazine and was recently elected into the United States EPA National Environmental Performance Track Program. To learn more about Pictorial Offset Corporation and “Design to Destination™” services, please visit www.pictorialoffset.com.
About Neenah Paper, Inc.
Neenah Paper manufactures and distributes a wide range of premium and specialty paper grades, with well-known brands such as CLASSIC(R), ENVIRONMENT(R), KIMDURA(R), MUNISING LP(R), Gessner(R) and varitess(R). The company also produces and sells bleached pulp, primarily for use in the manufacture of tissue and writing papers. Neenah Paper is based in Alpharetta, Georgia, and has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, Michigan, Nova Scotia, Canada, and Bruckmuhl, Feldkirchen-Westerham and Lahnstein, Germany. Additional information about Neenah Paper can be found at the company’s web site at www.neenah.com.