Pictorial Offset Attains Green Power Partnership
CARLSTADT, NJ—March 30, 2009—Pictorial Offset Corp. has been named a Green Power Partner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Through this accomplishment, Pictorial will significantly reduce the risks associated with climate change by supporting technologies that are more sustainable for business and communities. Through the Green Power Partnership, Pictorial will decrease significantly the quantity of greenhouse gas emissions.
Currently, 100% of Pictorial’s energy is being generated by wind power through the purchase of Solar Renewable Energy Certificates. By supporting renewable energy sources through green purchases, Pictorial estimates it will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 6,000 metric tons annually. This is equivalent to avoiding greenhouse gas emissions from over 1,000 vehicles each year, or CO2 emissions from over 600,000 gallons of gasoline consumed, or CO2 emissions from over 13,000 barrels of oil consumed yearly. This advances Pictorial’s preeminent role in the industry, representing another step forward in environmental sustainability.
Lester F. Samuels, Managing Partner of Pictorial Offset Corporation said, “Leadership in environmental sustainability is one of Pictorial’s core values. Acquiring the Green Power certification will help us continue to improve our environment and lead the industry concerning environmental issues. It complements the many other environmental certifications Pictorial has obtained in the past 25 years. We are proud to show our commitment to green energy sources through this partnership.”
About Pictorial Offset Corp.
Pictorial Offset Corp., the leader in addressing environmental issues affecting commercial printing for over 25 years, is one of the largest commercial printers 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 is the only commercial printer to be a member of the United States EPA National Environmental Performance Track Program. In 2007, Pictorial was honored by the EPA with its highest-level environmental award. Recently, Pictorial was named a Green Power Partner by the EPA. To learn more about Pictorial Offset Corporation, please visit www.pictorialoffset.com