Sustainability is the ability to operate in a way that meets present needs while providing for the needs of the future. Sustainability encompasses more than just using recycled paper and ink or the other input materials used to produce a given printed product.
Sustainability is not a simple list of discrete actions. It is a continuous improvement process that requires a holistic approach to the entire manufacturing operation. In order to capitalize on the movement and turn it into a competitive advantage, printers need to have an approach that is both systematic and systemic.
This section provides graphic communications companies with tools and resources to work toward sustainability. For more information, click on the following links:
- The Green Guide (members only)
- Sustainable Green Printing Partnership
- Sustainability Resources
- EHS Staff
For more information about sustainable printing, contact Gary Jones at 800-910-4283, ext. 794 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on Monday, January 10, 2011 (updated 01/24/2011)