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Eco-honors for Agfa Graphics' NJ plant

April 16, 2012

The Branchburg plant was honored with an “Environmental Stewardship” certificate from the state of New Jersey.

Agfa Graphics North America has announced that the company’s manufacturing facility in Branchburg, NJ, has been recognized by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for its commitment to the environment.

The company was cited for its “voluntary and proactive measures taken to go beyond compliance in an effort to improve the environment and ensure a sustainable future.” The recognition honored Agfa in various categories, including Environmental Policy, Materials Conservation, Hazardous Materials Reduction and several others.
The NJDEP noted in its report that Agfa has demonstrated its dedication to the environment by reducing the company’s water usage, decreasing manufacturing waste by making production improvements and line operating efficiencies, and by lowering power consumption through increased use of energy-efficient lighting.

“Sustainability is part of our strategy,” says Jonathan Ashton, vice-president, operations, Agfa Graphics North America. “We are committed to systematically improving the cost and environmental performance of our products and operations. We are always looking for ways to operate according to sustainable production processes, to conserve natural resources, to operate our facilities safely and minimize the impact of these activities and products on the environment.”

Agfa Graphics’ facility in Branchburg, NJ, is the company’s largest manufacturing location in the United States, at which the company produces various products for the printing and publishing industries. The facility also features a technology demo center.

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