New York State has become the first state to preference facilities certified by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) for procurement of printed products.
Sustainable practices are becoming more important in the printing industry. To help printers better determine how they can improve their environmental impact, Heidelberg has developed a free online Environmental Self-Assessment.
I can't remember who it was, but someone in my family once told me that Liza Minnelli had a glass eye.
As a child, this fascinated me. I spent countless hours wondering how she lost her eye and how she acquired her new one. Whenever she came on television I would look very closely to see if I could tell which one it was. I never could.
Canon U.S.A. was recognized for its environmental and sustainable efforts with two prestigious green rankings. Canon has placed 26 out of 50 on Interbrand's 2014 Best Global Green Brands, and 125 out of 500 on Newsweek's 2014 Green Rankings, placing the company in the top 25 percent for Newsweek's 2014 list.
Canon Americas Headquarters in Melville, NY, has been awarded LEED Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. The Canon Americas Headquarters is the largest commercial property on Long Island to achieve this level of LEED.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.'s parent company Konica Minolta, has joined the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a coalition of about 90 leading global electronics companies that seeks to improve efficiency and social, ethical and environmental responsibility in the global supply chain.
For in-plants eager to show their commitment to their organizations' sustainability policies, earning chain-of-custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has been worth its weight in gold. Sustainability has become a critical strategic initiative, particularly at universities, and becoming FSC certified has helped many in-plants show their support of this goal.
For Alvin Griffin, director of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' Graphic Production Center, numbers don't lie. So when the opportunity arose for Griffin and a group of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools staff members to get trained by North Carolina State University professors on how to implement a Lean Six Sigma philosophy, he jumped at the chance to improve his in-plant's efficiency and save money for the district.