Progress Printing Plus is dedicated to environmental stewardship as a core ethical responsibility. We are committed to serving our customers, our community, and our industry through environmentally responsible initiatives. We pursue creative ways to preserve, protect, and reuse. More than 98% of our waste stream is recycled and used for new products. Progress proudly serves as a partner in conserving and renewing our natural resources.
“Progress Printing Plus has always operated in an environmentally friendly manner,” says purchasing manager Phillip Pryor. “We have recycled our scrap paper, plates, boxes, and skids for over 30 years. Progress was one of the country’s first printers to go all-digital (filmless) to eliminate the use of chemicals and silver in the printing process.”
It is our pledge at Progress to pursue environmentally conscious practices in front-to-back manufacturing operations, including recycling paper, plates, ink, equipment and related chemicals. We also offer customers viable paper choices from environmentally certified suppliers through our Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody (CoC) certification from SmartWood.
We work diligently to consult with our customers on the most efficient, environment-preserving methods to print. From design to mailing, we provide information and resources to assist in making environmentally conscious decisions. We print 98% VOC-free, recover solvents, and produce virtually clean air. Print is recyclable, sustainable, and renewable.
Our Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) designation is further proof of our commitment to operating in an ethical and responsible way. The FSC is an independent, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. It provides standard setting, trademark assurance, and accreditation services for companies and organizations interested in responsible forestry.
Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic, and ecological needs of present and future generations.
The Direct Marketing Association’s Green 15 Tool Kit is an example of proactively addressing the environmental issues surrounding direct mail. The tool kit contains information to help implement sustainable business practices.