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Flexo Sustainable : Year-End 2013
Staying Sustainable Efficiency Growth, Wide Ranging Measures With 6,800 employees at 140 sites in 40 countries; more than 2,000 raw material suppliers providing more than 6,500 items; 2012 revenues of $3 billion, stem- ming from more than 1.3 billion pounds of ink products and 1.6 million square meters of plates and blankets; at a com- pany as large as Flint Group, sustainability could go a long way. And in its Sustainability Report 2013, the FTA member 's first such printed record of the initiative, the company outlines plans to make environmental efficiency what CEO Antoine Fady calls "one of the key building blocks of our company." SUSTAINABLE STEPS Flint Group's sustainability model incorporates three ele- ments, as described in its report: • Flint Group's Mission and Guiding principles Customers Employees Integrity Continuous Improvement Leadership Teamwork • The UN Global Compact Anti Corruption Labor Human Rights Environmental • Dow Jones Sustainability Index Economic Social Environmental ENVIRONMENT Flint says that while ink makes up a very small portion of a package's weight---less than 1 percent---it can still be viewed as a way to improve sustainability. The company does not use materials "considered carcinogenic, mutagenic or reproduc- tive toxins" in its inks and monitors both hazardous materials on a country by country basis and its suppliers of raw materi- als. Waste reduction is achieved by increasing yields during manufacturing. And Flint cites its involvement with the Sustain- able Green Printing Partnership as a key piece of its efforts. Sustainability Report 2013 6 Sustainable FLEXO YEAR END 2013 www.flexomag.com
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