Sustainability can be a confusing topic, but the Printing Industries of America’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs team has you covered. 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. And they’re doing it for free at booth 2939 during GRAPH EXPO.
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.
In addition to the EHS team, exhibitors around the show floor have a stable of sustainability experts that can help you on your road to a greener future.
One source of information is Presstek’s (Booth 3417) white paper entitled “Growing Your Business by Going Green” which can be downloaded from the Presstek website. Also, at GRAPH EXPO, the experts at Presstek’s booth are ready, willing, and able to help printers take an environmentally sustainable approach to their business.
Fujifilm North America Corporation (Booth 414) team members are fantastic resources for printers looking to achieve sustainability. “We work with our customers and prospects to educate them on all that’s available and how/where they can make smart changes, better product choices,” says Jim Crawford, Director, Consumable Sales, Fujifilm North America Corporation.
Additionally, Crawford points to the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, as another good resource to become educated about sustainability.
Heidelberg (Booth 1214) has resources in print and online. “Our HEI Eco brochure outlines the impact of advanced technology on the environmental footprint of the print production chain. Visit our booth to pick it up, or download it from our green printing Web portal,” says Joerg Daehnhardt, Director of Product Management for Heidelberg USA.
Heidelberg’s “Green Printing” pages address sustainable printing from three perspectives. “Green Manufacturing” details Heidelberg’s environmental policy and green manufacturing processes, and provides a list of environmental milestones achieved by Heidelberg over the past 20 years. At the “Green Printshop,” visitors learn which Heidelberg products can shrink their environmental footprint by reducing paper waste, energy consumption, VOC emissions and ink residues. “Green Resources” compiles third-party tools and information on green printing and sustainability. This section contains links to industry associations, environmental councils such as the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership or special programs from the EPA, carbon calculators, chain-of-custody certifications like SFI and FSC, government resources, and information on green design.
Kodak (Booth 1221) works closely with each and every customer to understand their business and design solutions that help them achieve the sustainability goals they are pursuing. Kodak also provides its customers access to environmental support and services through programs such as the Kodak Printers Enviroservices Program in the U.S. and the Kodak Sustainable Printers Program in the U.K.