Esprit prides itself on being a good steward of the environment. By using as few resources as possible and recycling all that we can, we've been able to reduce our waste substantially. Other "green" practices already in place at Esprit include an extensive waste recycling program, use of vegetable based inks, expertise in showing clients how to adopt and afford new technologies like variable data printing, which reduces mail volume.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organization that has developed principles and criteria to certify forests and forest products. Their goal is to ensure forests are managed in a responsible manner that makes them a truly renewable resource. The standards FSC sets for certification are very stringent. Only companies that are committed to environmental stewardship can attain FSC certification. In many cases the certification process can take years.
Esprit is a privately owned and operated printing company with offices in Kennewick Washington and Enterprise Oregon. Established in 1989, Esprit has emerged as one of the most dynamic, customer-focused printing firms in Washington and Oregon. In addition to a full scale pressroom, the FSC certified company offers innovative and exclusive prepress technologies, multi-media marketing, digital short run printing, all-encompassing in house bindery, complete mailing and fulfillment capabilities and graphic arts consultation to their clients.
"Corporate, social, and environmental responsibility begins with basic choices and strategies – and for print buyers that includes the paper you chose, your inks, and the format of your printed pieces," says Skip Novakovich, President Esprit Graphic Communications, "Many of our clients are seeking eco-friendly, responsible production options, and this certification means we can now offer another paper choice beyond recycled and post-consumer content – they can specify paper from conflict-free, well-managed forests."