SUSTAINABILITY 

Conducting business in an environmentally responsible manner

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Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Taylor Communications, we are committed to operating our business in a sustainable manner and making it easy for our customers and employees to make a difference as it relates to the environment. We have earned national recognition for our commitment to sustainability and follow a three-pronged approach that includes: Responsible sourcing, recycling and resource management.

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Taylor Communications Cited “Most Improved” in Canopy’s Blueline Ranking of Printers’ Sustainability

Taylor Communications moved up from 18th to 3rd place on Canopy’s Blueline Ranking due to its strong policy updates and implementation engagement. Canopy is an international environmental not-for-profit organization. Its Blueline Ranking is a widely used customer tool profiling and ranking the sustainability performance of North America’s largest printers.

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Recycling and Waste Reduction

We have a continuing 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.

Accomplishments include:

  • Reducing hazardous waste pounds by more than 90 percent
  • Diverting at least 85 percent of all waste from landfills to be recycled or used for energy
  • Recycling over 10,000 tons of paper, plastics, metals, etc. annually

Four Sites are “Landfill Free”

These facilities 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.

  • Jeffersonville, Indiana
  • Shelbyville, Indiana
  • York, Pennsylvania
  • Tampa, Florida

Forest hotspots

Taylor Communications is conscious of the impact of sourcing decisions on endangered species, high conservation value forests, communities and climate in places like:

We are working closely with not-for-profit Canopy on policy implementation to ensure we carefully assess our fibre sourcing to avoid ancient and endangered forest regions.

Second Harvest

Taylor Communications is committed to the conservation of the world’s ancient and endangered forest ecosystems. As part of that commitment, we strongly support the North American commercial scale development of pulp, paper and packaging alternatives that are derived from agricultural residues like wheat straw as a way to diversify the fiber basket and meet our continued need for high quality, cost effective products.

 

Ancient and Endangered Forests

Taylor Communications is working with not-for-profit Canopy to encourage governments and the forestry sector to support and advance the protection of the world’s ancient and endangered forests. We are proud to contribute to the creation of conservation legacies in these landscapes of hope.

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Practicing Sustainable Forestry

More than 80% of Taylor Communications production facilities in the U.S. have obtained certifications with the Forest Stewardship Council® and Sustainable Forestry Initiative®. Through the FSC® and SFI® chain of custody systems, we connect responsible forest management practices and products with our customers. With those certifications, we help our customers demonstrate their commitment to environmentally and socially responsible forest management and label their products with the FSC or SFI trademark.

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Breathing Easier Without Volatile Organic Compounds

We’ve been partnering with our customers for decades to incorporate eco-friendly alternatives into our materials design.  Since then, all petroleum-based inks have been converted to vegetable (soy) based inks. Offset printing technology has been completely transformed from alcohol/solvent-based to synthetic-based material that is environmentally healthy.

Our primary vendor for carbonless paper utilizes vegetable-based carbonless capsules in the manufacture of their products.

Technology Reduces Film Use

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.