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Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Taylor, 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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Highest Ranked U.S.-Based Printer in Canopy’s 2018 Blueline Ranking

Taylor Communications is the highest ranked U.S.-based printer in Canopy’s 2018 Blueline Ranking, the only comprehensive assessment of the environmental performance of North America’s printers. Published by global environmental not-for-profit Canopy, the interactive Blueline Ranking is designed specifically to help paper and packaging customers choose printers that can help them meet their own climate and sustainability goals and access Ancient Forest Friendly papers. Printers at the top of this year’s ranking were active in advocating for the conservation of Ancient and Endangered Forests, supporting the development of next generation solutions, and bringing greater transparency to sustainability reporting.

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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 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 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.

As part of Taylor’s support of Canopy’s ForestMapper map of global Ancient and Endangered Forests, we support the creation of a science-based conservation planning process, and advocate for the establishment of moratoria in priority ecosystems including, but not limited to, rare ecosystem types and endangered species habitat.  For more information please see:

Quick Guide to Ancient and Endangered Forests

Why Ancient & Endangered Forests are Irreplaceable

How to Work with Forest Mapper

Ancient and Endangered Forests

Taylor 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.

Read our Ancient and Endangered Forest Conservation Vision and Eco-Paper Procurement Policy:

Taylor Communications AFF Policy 2017

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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.

Water Conservation and Reclamation

Our main product lines involve label and paper converting (print, die cut, perf, punch and deliver) making the use of water in the production process minimal. Effluents from Taylor Communications’ facilities are all directed to local municipal water treatment plants where they are treated and recycled through the municipality. Any and all permits are in place for these municipalities.