Eco-Friendly is not just a phrase anymore; it’s a way of operating a business. Many companies take their impact on our environment very seriously, we are that company. Through the years, Heritage Printing & Graphics 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 decades old tree farms specifically planted, harvested and replanted to provide an ongoing source of non-public paper pulp.
We use recycled paper whenever possible and encourage others to do the same.
We use inks and toners that are recyclable.
We use chemicals and solvents that are almost 100% water soluble, boo-degradable 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 usage of all raw materials.
If you have suggestions about how we could further our positive environmental impact, please call us with your ideas.
June 1, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Environmentally Responsible Heritage Printing & Graphics Gets Even Greener with GreenWorks
Leonardtown, Maryland Heritage Printing & Graphics, Inc. has been steadily building its reputation in the Mid-Atlantic region as an environmentally-sensitive printer. And now Heritage Printing & Graphics is a recognized recipient of the GreenWorks Environmental Recognition Award, a special green initiative developed by Agfa Graphics.
“By investing in products that minimize our footprint on the environment and by implementing policies that effectively reduce, reuse and recycle on a daily basis, we are leading the way to a greener and brighter future in the graphic communications industry,” says Joe Gass Jr., President of Heritage Printing & Graphics. “We are honored to receive the GreenWorks Environmental Recognition Award from Agfa and will continue to keep searching for new ways to reduce our impact on the environment.”
Agfa, one of the world’s leading imaging and information technology companies, has bestowed the GreenWorks designation upon Heritage Printing as it is a leader in environmental responsibility in this region.
The following are among the installations, implementations and policy changes at Heritage Printing that led to the company’s current status as an environmental leader:
- Installation of chemistry-free printing plates
- Recycling of all used metal plates
- Recycling of all waste paper
- Use of VOC and soy-based inks
“Many leading printers are adopting greener policies today as they realize the implications that non action will have for future generations. Heritage Printing & Graphics, Inc. has proven that they are doing their part in many decisive ways, from the products they are using to the way they run their business day after day,” says Thomas Saggiomo, president, Agfa Graphics, North America. “We developed our GreenWorks program to support and help move environmental efforts forward, and Heritage Printing & Graphics, Inc. has taken that cue and ran with it on its own, to an even greater achievement than we had anticipated.”