N.Y. State Pollution Prevention Institute Honors Monroe Litho for Its Green Efforts
“DEC is committed to partnering with businesses, coupling economic growth with environmental benefits,” explained DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens. “We are pleased to join the Pollution Prevention Institute in recognizing Monroe Litho for their efforts to decrease emissions, fuel consumption and process waste. This is another fine example of a business sustaining high levels of performance while at the same time reducing their operating costs.”
The institute works to make New York more sustainable by assisting companies in reducing toxic chemical use, solid and hazardous waste generation and overall emissions to the environment. It also encourages industry to efficiently and effectively utilize raw materials, energy and water.
“The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute is pleased to recognize Monroe Litho as a company who promotes and implements sustainability practices,” said Anahita Williamson, director of NYSP2I. “It is through these practices that Monroe Litho is recognized as an environmental leader and will undoubtedly continue to contribute to New York’s economic growth and environmental health.”
Monroe Litho provides multicolor offset printing that includes books, brochures, catalogs and printed literature for businesses. The company is a large supplier to area colleges and universities.
“It’s important to identify and utilize all the programs that lower environmental impact,” said Steve Whittaker, vice president, Quality Management & Sustainability Initiatives, Monroe Litho. “These are must-do initiatives.”
Whittaker, along with owner Chris Pape, worked with High Tech Rochester to help implement sustainability initiatives at Monroe Litho.
“At High Tech Rochester, we have watched Monroe Litho aggressively pursue its sustainability strategy since 2004,” noted Mike Haugh, managing director of manufacturing at High Tech Rochester. “In an industry faced with continuing threats from electronic media, Monroe stands out among its competitors because of its focus on sustainable operations and is concrete proof that environmental sensitivity is valued by the market. Chris Pape and his management team represent Rochester’s innovative business community at its best.”