Our Commitment to Sustainability
Recycling and Waste Reduction
Taylor Communications has made a continued effort to grow our green initiatives while looking for new ways to recycle paper and plastic, reduce non-recyclable waste and lessen or eliminate environmental hazards.
We have accomplished that goal by:
- Reducing our hazardous waste pounds by over 90 percent between 2015 and 2016
- Currently base-lining our hazardous waste given the changes to our company structure. Our goal is to reduce the baseline by 50 percent in 2018.
- Meeting our goal to divert at least 85 percent of all waste from landfills to be recycled or used for energy
- In 2016 our company recycled over 10,000 tons of paper, plastics, metals, etc. this gave us a companywide recycling rate of 81 percent.
Taylor Communications has a comprehensive recycling program in its legacy facilities. We are working to incorporate that program into our newly acquired facilities.
Taylor Communications has been measuring and tracking our Green House Gas Emissions through the Carbon Disclosure Project since 2010. We have consistently met and exceeded our goal for that process and typically score well above average on the CDP supply chain survey. In 2015 we scored a 100 and a B, our 2016 score was lower due to the changes in our company structure. We fully anticipate that our 2017 score will show improvement. We do make our scores available. If you would like to obtain our most recent scores, please contact Stephen McDonell.
Our facilities in Jeffersonville, Ind., Shelbyville, Ind., York, Pa., and Tampa, Fla., are “landfill free.” This means that all waste from these locations is diverted away from landfills and is either recycled or sent to facilities to be consumed to produce energy.
Ancient and Endangered Forests
Taylor Communications is working with not-for-profit Canopy to encourage governments and the forestry sector to support and advance protection of the world’s ancient and endangered forests. We are committed and proud to contribute to the creation of conservation legacies in these landscapes of hope.
Taylor Communications is conscious of the impacts of sourcing decisions on endangered species, high conservation value forests, communities and climate, in places like the Boreal and the Broadback Forest, Coastal Temperate Rainforests and Indonesian Rainforests. We are working closely with not-for-profit Canopy on policy implementation to ensure we carefully assess our fiber sourcing to avoid ancient and endangered forest regions.
Coming Soon… 2017 Blueline Report
Partnering with customers for decades, Taylor Communications has identified product needs, and developed custom solutions for optimal product performance: materials design, cost-benefit trade-offs and durability by incorporating eco-friendly alternatives when considering raw materials for production, such as:
- All petroleum-based inks have been converted to vegetable (soy) based.Offset printing technology has been completely transformed from alcohol/solvent-based to synthetic-based material that is environmentally healthy.
- Through computer-to-plate (CTP) technology, we have eliminated the vast majority of film processing to make plates.
- Those facilities still using film add special filters to their processors to recover the hazardous component from waste, making what is left non-hazardous.
- Our primary vendor for carbonless paper utilizes vegetable-based carbonless capsules in the manufacture of their products.
*This information does not include newly acquired Taylor Communications companies.