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How We're Working to Save Our Planet

Through the years, we have been a leader in managing our business in a way that impacts the environment in a friendly, positive, and thoughtful manner. Long before others were paying attention to environmental issues, we implemented the following Environmental Vision and Management Policy:

    • Virtually 100% of our paper purchases are from paper companies that harvest trees from tree farms specifically planted, harvested, and replanted to provide an ongoing source of non-public paper pulp. These tree farms not only ensure a sustainable, ongoing paper supply but also assure the land they use will remain undeveloped commercially.
    • We recycle our paper waste, and other by-products of our print production. Frankly, it is a lot of work and effort. That's OK, though, because we believe it to be a very valuable effort.
    • Whenever possible, we use biodegradable inks and toners that are recyclable.
    • We use chemicals and solvents that are almost 100% water soluble, biodegradable, and recyclable. They are often more expensive, but we consider these products to be a wise investment.
    • We have implemented programs to reduce our electrical consumption and to minimize the use of all raw materials.
    • A very important way we urge our customers to partner with us in our environmental efforts is by using our digital/Internet ordering, proofing, and reordering system. Use of our digital ordering system enables all of us to save substantial amounts of gasoline and other raw materials.

 

  • If you have suggestions about other ways we could further limit our environmental impact, please call us with your ideas.