The YGS Group Achieves GreenWorks Certification for Sustainable Efforts
The YGS Group, a total marketing solutions provider headquartered in York, PA, is recognized as Agfa’s (Booth C8130) newest accredited GreenWorks program member. GreenWorks distinguishes print providers in the graphic communications industry who achieve greener outcomes through technology, products, services, and practices.
The YGS Group actively recycles, participates in community waste reduction, and holds Forest Stewardship Certification (FSC), which promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.
Using Agfa’s Adamas chemistry-free printing plate and PressTune standardization tool qualified YGS for GreenWorks certification. Adamas offers significant
environmentally-safer benefits compared to conventional printing plates as it replaces chemicals with a pH-neutral gumming solution and eliminates the need for rinse water. PressTune lowers ink and paper consumption, significantly reducing makeready time while delivering more accurate, consistent colors.
“Our mission is to achieve efficiency but not at the cost of the environment,” states Jack Davidson, president of The YGS Group. “We strive to be a true partner in sustainability and productivity.
“Adamas plates are chemistry-free, so we are not dumping a bunch of chemicals down the drain. We can eliminate rinse water usage, reduce disposal costs, and offer a safer work environment by choosing Agfa products that are designed with environmental benefits in mind. And with Agfa’s PressTune, we can get more jobs done in less time.”
The YGS Group offers successful end-to-end strategic communications, from compelling design, content, and marketing strategies, to innovative printing and technology solutions, all under one roof. Clients seek out YGS for its progressive outlook, customer service, and environmental stewardship.
As part of its corporate strategy, Agfa is committed to reducing the industry’s environmental impact and systematically improving the cost, quality, and ecological performance of products and its operations. Agfa solutions are designed to maximize renewable resources, eliminate toxic chemicals, reduce waste, lower ink and water consumption, and save energy.
“Companies like The YGS Group are leading the way to greener outcomes,” says Dave Carey, senior product marketing manager, Agfa North America. “We commend YGS because they value the ability to reduce waste and save resources while practicing high-quality print production.”
GreenWorks-accredited members are promoted to print buyers and graphic designers on Agfa’s GreenWorks website. Every GreenWorks customer receives a marketing toolkit to help publicize their environmental stewardship, including the GreenWorks logo, GreenWorks Certified digital badge, and suggested ways to promote their business. In addition, accredited GreenWorks companies receive content for their website and RFPs, a press release template, digital ad templates, infographics that can be used in email and social media communications, SEO support, and professional guidance to help market their environmentally-safer practices.