Agfa Graphics Receives Environmental Printing Award
PrintAction’s 4th Annual Environmental Printing Awards honors 25 companies for their eco-friendly programs, business processes and operations
- Press release
- Toronto, Canada
- March 11, 2009
Agfa Graphics today announced that its GreenWorks™ program received an Environmental Printing Award for Most Environmentally Progressive Product or Service at the fourth annual Environmental Printing Awards Gala. The Environmental Printing Awards are sponsored by PrintAction (Youngblood Publishing Ltd), a graphic communications trade publication in Canada. The award program recognizes and honors print-service providers, graphic communications companies and manufacturers that integrate, support and promote environmentally sound practices. Gilmore Printing, an Agfa GreenWorks™ designated printer also won an Environmental Printing Award for Most Environmentally Progressive Printer in Canada, 50-100 Employees.
"We congratulate all of the Environmental Printing Award recipients. These companies have worked hard to reduce waste, recycle, effectively use natural resources and improve efficiencies within their businesses. Last year, Agfa's GreenWorks program honored several printers including Gilmore Printing, for their greener printing policies and we will continue to support sustainability efforts within the printing industry," said Ruben Silva managing director, Agfa Inc.
Agfa's GreenWorks green initiative was launched in 2008. To date, Agfa has designated 93 printers as winners. To qualify for Agfa's GreenWorks program, print service providers must use either Agfa Graphics' :Azura chemistry-free plates or :Amigo low-chemistry CtP plates. Additionally, these companies must be promoting cleaner and more efficient printing, using environmentally-friendly products and be involved in other eco-friendly efforts such as recycling, waste reduction programs and use of alternative energy sources in their plants.
Supporting customers is Agfa's top priority. Our charter is to develop technology that improves efficiencies, improves quality and saves money while lessening the environmental impact. We are committed to providing service and support that will help our customers implement environmental and workplace safety. We support our customers in their efforts to attract print buyers who prefer to do business with printers that demonstrate environmental concern. Partnering with our customers and with other manufacturers is essential to our vision of Our World-a place where we can all improve business and the environment simultaneously.
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