GREENspace—Why Sustainability is Important to You and Your Bottom Line

For exhibitors and print service providers alike, sustainability has become an integral part of doing business today. “We firmly believe that—with the right mindset—it does not take much effort to do business in a responsible, sustainable, and transparent way,” says Dave Carey, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Prepress, Agfa Graphics North America (Booth 627). “Printers who ‘go green’ will see new opportunities. Many of Agfa’s products are designed to have minimal impact on the environment while reducing cost of ownership.”

At GRAPH EXPO 2012, GREENspace is your show floor destination dedicated solely to exhibitors that display eco-friendly products, services, and solutions focused on sustainability. As part of the GREENspace initiative, Printing Industries of America’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs team will be present at Booth 2939 to answer your questions for free.

Whether you have an interest in sustainability or regulatory compliance, the team of experts is ready to provide you with the latest information and resources you need to become a sustainable green printer or understand and maintain your environmental and safety compliance requirements.

The EHS Affairs department is your partner and voice. Discover how to cut costs and meet customer demands through: green and sustainable operations, cost reductions with lean and green approaches, avoiding penalties, minimizing liability due to injuries, driving down insurance costs, and more. It is their goal to provide you with effective and efficient assistance to give you the ability to concentrate on the business of doing business.

The EHS Affairs Department is well qualified to help as it has played a vital role in defending the printing industry against the agencies and regulations that you need to meet. The EHS Affairs team has been actively engaged with many agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). When regulations affect the printing industry or if customers are requiring green initiatives, the EHS Affairs team takes action.

Think of them as being your own professional Green and EHS staff, so stop by and ask your questions.


Exhibitor commitment to sustainable practices

Environmental sustainability has always been a keystone of Presstek’s (Booth 3417) products since the company was founded, according to Brian Wolfenden, Director of Marketing Communications for Presstek. “For our customers, environmentally sustainable printing means added value for their customers as well as reduced cost and process time in the production process without sacrificing in quality. In many cases print quality will be improved,” says Wolfenden.

According to Joerg Daehnhardt, Director of Product Management, Heidelberg (Booth 1214) has a broad understanding of sustainability to ensure its long-term prosperity and that of its customers. “Heidelberg’s activities are based on the model of sustainable development and the principle of continuous improvement. We are committed to identifying and implementing safely operable, cost-effective, environmentally compatible, and socially responsible solutions over their entire life cycle, from manufacture to disposal,” says Daehnhardt.

According to Chris Calomino, Marketing Manager, ACTEGA Kelstar, Inc. (Booth 2641), the company has a commitment and responsibility to its employees, its partners, and their customers in regard to its stand on sustainability. “We need to ensure that we’re creating processes that promote sustainability and longevity,” says Calomino. “Our customers view us as a specialty products company in regard to how they develop their products. In order for us to maintain that relationship, we must create sustainable programs that give our customers a sense of satisfaction and comfort in being long-term partners.”

“Sustainability is a critical component in the success of every business today. At Kodak, we take our role very seriously for our own company, as well as for the businesses of our customers,” says Rich Rindo, General Manager, WW Graphics Marketing and Vice President GECF, Kodak (Booth 1221). “Our customers look to us for solutions that combine sustainability goals with good business practices to increase efficiency and reduce overall costs. This is an area where we partner with our customers in printing, publishing, and packaging to help them determine what is best for their specific production environment.”

Fujifilm (Booth 414) companies around the world share a strong commitment to building sustainable businesses that seek to reduce environmental impact, and support efforts to preserve green space, and educate employees and the public on the importance of conservation and preservation. “Our corporate philosophy is to use leading edge, proprietary technologies to provide top quality products and services that contribute to the advancement of culture, science, technology, and industry as well as improved health and environmental protection in society,” says Jim Crawford, Director, Consumable Sales, Fujifilm North America Corporation.