GREENER BY DESIGN.
It’s not just our goal, it’s our mission to ensure that we are leaving this planet in a better state, by reducing non-recyclable waste and using environmentally friendly materials in as many operations as we economically can. Taking care of our planet is everyone’s responsibility.
At Zimmermann Company, we care about the environment and have become an FSC Certified printer. Trusted environmental organizations including Greenpeace, National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, and World Wildlife Fund all support and encourage FSC certification. When the FSC logo is printed on paper or wood products it indicates that it was produced in accordance with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) standards. FSC is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world's forests.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organization that brings people together to find solutions which promote responsible stewardship of the world's forests.
FSC certification is carried out by FSC accredited certification bodies. FSC itself does not certify forest operations or manufacturers. This maintains FSC's independence between its standards and requirements, and operations seeking certification.
Zimmermann Company looks at protecting our planet and investing in environmental stewardship not only to be a good corporate citizen, but also as a way to reduce costs and increasing efficiency.
Use of high VOC alcohol was eliminated from the printing presses at Zimmermann in the early 1980's when most other printing companies continued using alcohol. Although it made the printing process more challenging and initially increased set up time, we found that our printing quality was better and our press rollers lasted longer.
High efficiency LED lighting fixtures were installed in the plant to increase the lighting capacity and further reduce energy usage. As a bi-product, the light spectrum produced was closer to standard lighting for print viewing and made for a more pleasant work environment.
Paper and cardboard have always been recycled. Plastics, metal, and wood are also recycled resulting in garbage pickups only once a month, vastly reducing our solid waste stream.
Our plate making process uses eco-friendly water based chemistry which minimizes environmental impact.
We continually look at other ways we can reduce our impact on the environment, again, not only for environmental stewardship, but to reduce costs and increase efficiency. This makes our efforts a win for both the environment and our clients.