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Flexo Sustainable : Summer 2014
RR Donnelley Receives Institute for Supply Management-Chicago 2014 Sustainability Award CHICAGO, IL—RR Donnelley & Sons Company announced recently that it has received the 2014 Sustainability Silver Award from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM)-Chicago for its work in the areas of sustainability and safety. The award recognizes organizations that have successfully embraced sustainability and safety initiatives, and encourage innovative collabo- ration between suppliers and supply management professionals. “We are extremely honored to receive this award in these two critically important areas,” said Michael D. Manzella, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer environmental, health, safety and quality at RR Donnelley. “Our sustainability approach is highly focused on the areas of resource efficiency, green procurement, waste minimization and stewardship and we work collaboratively to support our custom- ers’ sustainability initiatives as well as those of our suppliers.” With respect to the safety element of the award, Manzella added, “In addition to safety compliance, as we worked to create an environment where employees look out for each other, we noted a step change in performance and a dramatic decrease in injuries as reflected by our company injury rates that are more than 60 percent below the indus- try average.” Avery Dennison Teams With Rainforest Alliance to Promote Sustainable Forestry in Honduras GLENDALE, CA—Avery Dennison Foundation, a winner of FTA’s 2014 Sustainability Excellence Award, recently announced a $200,000 grant to the Rainforest Alliance to foster best practices in forestry management, create jobs and increase access to sustainably managed forest products. “As a leader in labeling and packaging, we’re in a unique position to move our industry toward sustainably sourced materials, and that includes investing in the communities that manage natural resourc- es,” said Dean Scarborough, chairman, president and CEO of Avery Dennison. “By working with the Rainforest Alliance, we can improve the livelihoods of farmers and their families while creating economic dividends for the entire value chain.” Avery Dennison—whose materials are used for labeling and packag- ing products by a variety of industries, including apparel, food and beverage and personal care—has been using responsibly sourced paper since 2008 and, with guidance from the Rainforest Alliance, announced an industry leading paper sourcing policy in 2013. The company is actively working to eliminate controversial fiber sources, increase certified and recycled sources, and improve environmental performance in the supply chain. Sun Chemical’s Latest Sustainability Report Improves Data Collection, Shows Examples of Renewable Projects PARSIPPANY, NJ—Sun Chemical has published its fifth Corporate Sustainability Report, which introduces a new internal Web based data collecting system designed to improve metrics reporting and highlights many examples of renewable projects being implemented at various Sun Chemical production facilities worldwide. Sun Chemical’s 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report continues to focus on its data driven sustain- ability efforts by reporting the performance measurement for seven key sustainability metrics: • Energy consumption/conservation at production and non production sites • The energy carbon footprint at the production sites • Process waste reduction • Water consumption • Materials safety • Employee safety In the report, Sun Chemical introduces a new internal Web based collecting system called EcoTrack. EcoTrack enables continuous monitoring, gives more transparency and improves data quality check capabilities of the seven key sustainability metrics. EcoTrack will be a key tool moving forward in Sun Chemical’s road map objective to review target improvement opportunities. Sun Chemical has collected data for the key sustainability metrics since 2005 from approximately 170 Sun Chemical sites in more than 25 countries, and this data has been uploaded into the system to keep continuity in data reporting. “At Sun Chemical, we’re challenging ourselves to look for ways we can improve our processes at individual sites by monitoring key metrics to understand and manage our environmental impact,” said Gary Andrzejewski, Sun Chemical’s corporate vice president of environ- mental affairs. A variety of renewable and safety projects are highlighted in the report, including: • The installation of solar panels in the Wavre, Belgium facility • 28 projects in the Muskegon, MI facility which helped to avoid 726 tons of CO2 emissions Continued on page 10... SUMMER 2014 | Sustainable FLEXO 3
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