The Label Printers of Aurora, IL, USA is this year’s honorable mention award winner of the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Environmental Excellence Award. According to the company, they received the award for "continually evaluating every aspect of purchasing, operations and waste generation. The company's 'Go Green, Save Green and Earn Green!' program is built on the premise that the company can not only reduce costs by being a better environmental steward, but that sustainability initiatives can also generate savings and revenue.”
The “Go Green, Save Green and Earn Green”/L.I.F.E. team included George Tommasi, Gina Ries, Matt Slaughter and Dawn Tesch. Tommasi explained what he felt was the critical point in the company earning this award: “Without the participation and support of every employee, it would have been impossible to achieve this. Through their efforts and support we have made a huge environmental impact in a very short period of time – and we’ve really only just left the starting gate.”
The Label Printers tracks the progress of the “Go Green” program through a Sustainability Dashboard that is published internally and on the company’s website, along with the company’s Sustainability Policy.
Lori Campbell, The Label Printers’ chief of operations, applauds the team and all of the company’s employees for a number of reasons. “There is a progressively greater benefit to our company to submit to the rigors of a sustainability program like L.I.F.E. – both in terms of reducing our environmental impact, and in terms of the increasing prevalence of customer requirements for doing business with companies whose manufacturing and business practices are certified as sustainable.”