The success of the Environmental Printing Awards demonstrates that the industry genuinely cares about its impact on the environment.
Through its Environmental Printing Awards, PrintAction magazine, a monthly publication for the graphic communications industry, recognizes excellence in Canadian environmental stewardship across the print-based communications supply chain, from the progressive decisions by clients and agencies to the technological initiatives by printers and vendors.
Colour Innovations was honoured in both 2009 and 2010 for its environmental commitment by winning the Gold Award as the Most Environmentally Progressive Printer in Canada in its size category. The Gold Award recognizes overall environmental responsibility in the manufacturing process.
Colour Innovations President Matthew Alexander said in his acceptance comments that he was proud of the awards and that Colour Innovations has been a champion of environmental responsibility since it became the first printer in Ontario to be EcoLogo CCD-041 TerraChoice-certified by the federal government in 1997.
Interviewed after the awards presentations, Matthew suggested that being green “is an attitude and to be successful, it has to become an integral part of a company’s culture”. Colour Innovations prides itself on having a vigorous environmental policy and staff who are committed to paying more than lip service to being green. “We walk the talk” said Matthew.