Sustainability

Many companies claim “green”. But, the complexity of true sustainability is much more than recycling paper. Premier Press is the first full-service printing company on the west coast to qualify for SGP certification (Sustainable Green Printing Partners). SGP audits, documents, applies program metrics, implements management systems, requires environmental footprint reduction, pollution prevention and monitors social and ethical aspects of a business. Premier Press is documented and audited “green”. Operating as a 100% wind powered business, certified by several major environmental organizations and a carbonless footprint business, we are a proven industry leader in our commitment to be “green”.

Our goal is to be a forerunner in the battle for true sustainability.

The SGP Sustainable Green Printing Partnership’s www.sgppartnership.org mission is to promote worldwide participation in reducing environmental impact, while increasing social responsibility of the graphic communications industry through certification, continuous improvement, and finding the best practices within manufacturing operations.

The SGP Certification guidelines state that the business must employ materials that are derived from renewable resources, use low environmental impact materials whenever possible, maximize recycling and recovery, encourage change from their vendors, and educate their customers.

Corporate social responsibility issues are becoming a core component of corporate brands. Dealing responsibly with your company’s footprint cannot only reduce risk, but can enhance your brand if you walk the walk and know how to talk about it. Carrying the FSC-certification logo on your print products tells the world that you support the highest social and environmental standards in the market where you use paper. Your purchase of FSC-certified paper and print products contribute to conservation, responsible management, and community level benefits for people near the forests that provide your paper. License Code FSC-C023283.  us.fsc.org

PREMIER PRESS ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS:

  • Reduce Paper Waste
  • Reduce Greenhouse Gases
  • Reduce Water Use
  • Promote Community Sustainability through Awareness, Training, Events Promote Sustainable Lifestyle (riding bike or public transportation to work) Promote Employee Health and Wellness Continuously Improve Production Processes Partner with Environmentally Responsible Business Partners Buy Local Whenever Possible

SUSTAINABILITY POLICY:

Sustainability is desirable, feasible, and necessary — it is the only possible long-term future. Premier Press demonstrates environmental leadership by adopting strategies and practices that protect, sustain and restore our environment. We will seek out sustainable materials, we will use and reuse fewer resources more wisely, and we will use renewable energy as efficiently as possible. We will encourage our customers to join us in reducing our collective environmental footprint while enhancing the value and impact of our products. We are committed to identify, monitor and maintain and/or exceed regulatory compliance with labor laws, and environmental, health and safety regulations. Progress toward these goals will be considered a key metric of our growth as a company. Our path forward confirms to our customers and the business community that sustainability is an opportunity, not a liability.

Our path forward confirms to our customers and the business community that sustainability is an opportunity, not a liability.

 

Only when I saw the Earth from space, in all its ineffable beauty and fragility, did I realize that humankind’s most urgent task is to cherish and preserve it for future generations.