Recycling Digital Prints

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner One of the biggest threats to the spread of digital printing methods is concern for the print’s recyclability. In part this is due to scaremongering by vested interests, but printed matter must be deinked if it is to be recycled and some digital printing methods produce prints that … Read more

Environmental Awards for Printers

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Awards are an excellent way of communicating a company’s prowess to customers and prospects. They can be used to celebrate business performance and product quality, and because they are pretty simple to understand, they are a convenient tool for marketers to use. But awards have to be rigorous … Read more

ISO 14001-2015 is Go!

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Printers and publishers and everyone in their supply chains have a new version of ISO14001 to grapple with. This is one of the world’s leading standard for Environmental Management Systems and it’s being adopted by all types of organisations.  The rationale for going ISO 14001-2015 is simple: control … Read more

Comparing Corporate Social Responsibilities

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner We recently came across an interesting site that uses market data to rate the environmental sustainability of leading corporations. We had a look for the best known names in the graphic arts, and were pleased to find that all the founder members of the Verdigris project are on … Read more

Ricoh On Top

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) is a suite of the world’s most influential indicators for corporate sustainability. They are considered the gold standard for sustainability and they are strict, with external audits, so they matter. Volkswagen has just been dumped because of its cheating on emissions tests, … Read more