In 2008, we became TLMI L.I.F.E. Certified. This groundbreaking program developed an audited certification process tailored specifically to the web printing and converting industry, with a focus on the recycle-compatibility of adhesives and adopting thinner label constructions that generate less waste. The program also works to improve front office efficiency by improving total energy utilization and by helping businesses actively reduce their overall carbon footprint.
When we first achieved this certification, many in the industry weren’t quite sure what to expect. There were plenty of dissenters who told us that while noble in intent, these goals couldn’t be reached. Fast forward 12 years and we’ve exceeded even our own expectations. Through a commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices, we’ve been able to:
We’re also ISO 14001 registered. This program outlines requirements for an environmental management system, allowing any organization to develop policies specifically around environmental aspects. This has enabled us to create our own environmental safety and food policy, with a focus on improving our global environment and the health of our employees.
With climate change making headlines every day and Grand Rapids’ commitment to fighting back, we’re thrilled to play a role in making our community a greener place. If some of your business’s goals for 2020 are to cut waste and increase eco-consciousness, partnering with us is a great place to start. To learn more about our environmental programs, call us at (616) 459-8134. Let’s work together and help preserve the planet while we’re at it.