Farnell Packaging Limited of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has earned certification under the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP).
Established in 1961, Farnell Packaging is a family-owned and operated business offering high-quality, innovative flexible packaging solutions. The company manufactures and distributes flexible packaging materials and provides guidance with related equipment solutions. Nearly two-thirds of Farnell Packaging's packaging is used in the food industry, with the remainder used in markets for tissue, personal care, horticulture and other industrial applications.
Farnell CEO Bill Morash said pursuit of the SGP certification led the company to create a cross-functional energy team and grow revenue while reducing annual electrical consumption.
"The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership belief that sustainability is a means of continuous improvement for every aspect of your business is very much in line with Farnell Packaging's sustainability and continuous improvement practices -- from process, to people, to profitability," said Farnell CEO Bill Morash. "Part of our culture is understanding our impact on the world. Finding ways to improve our facility's energy efficiency through our SGP certification was aligned with our culture of continuous improvement and our entrepreneurial spirit.”
Farnell Packaging 's sustainability objective is to integrate environmental initiatives with economic prosperity. This is rooted in their founders' commitment to maintaining the integrity of the company by being responsible to employees, customers and the world in which Farnell Packaging lives.
"With the SGP certification process, our accomplishments include an Energy Profile, an Energy Assessment, an Energy Team, an updated Energy Policy, a Performance Tracking model an Energy Savings Opportunity Register, and to top it off a Bright Business Engagement Award for our staff who have always been at the heart or our company's environmental successes," Morash said. "We are confident that our infrastructure changes are creating a more sustainable continuous improvement culture that will continue to create value, savings and other energy efficiencies for years to come."
Print facilities interested in eliminating waste, reducing energy consumption, transitioning to sustainable materials and winning new business from organizations that require sustainable printing practices from their suppliers should visit sgppartnership.org/certification/ to learn more about becoming SGP certified in 2018.
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