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 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 Orion Lighting® fixtures were installed in the plant to increase the lighting capacity and reduce electrical usage by over 60%. As a bi-product, the light spectrum produced was closer to standard lighting for print viewing and made for a more pleasant work environment.
Our solid waster stream has been reduced. Paper and cardboard has always been recycled but now plastics, metal, and wood have been added to the recycling program which has reduced a weekly garbage pickup to once a month.
Highly effieicnet overhead LED lighting has been installed throughout our front office area. The LED lights are brighter and more efficient than standard overhead lighting.
We have switched our plate making process to Ecomaxx plates, they use no water or chemistry to develop, so we don't have any waste products to dispose of. The plates are high quality, have eliminiated our need for chemicals to process the plates and the plates are more consistent. That means better quality for you and more friendly for our environment.
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.