How a Commercial Printer Sets Themselves Apart with Sustainable Print Practices
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Sustainable print practices is not a term you hear very often or the fact that a commercial printer has created a Carbon Neutral Printing Program. Hemlock printers is not your everyday print provider. They have a mission rooted in innovation and providing sustainable print options while providing the lowest environmental footprint. Sustainability is integrated into all parts of their business and they even have a dedicated Sustainability Specialist on staff. Join us as we talk to Richard Kouwenhoven, President & COO and Amanda Chor, Sustainability Specialist at Hemlock. 

You Don’t Want to Miss:

  • Sustainability as a competitive differentiator and business builder. 
  • How Hemlock created a Carbon Neutral Printing Program
  • How sustainable print operations work hand in hand with social purpose and the health of our planet. 
  • The importance of partnerships in building a sustainability strategy. 

Quotes from this Episode: 

“We see kind of a new category of client emerging which are, which you wouldn't have a suspect would be buying a lot of print because there's so technology and online focus, but they're using print, to communicate their brand value through curated messages. They’ve chosen print because they want to tailor a message that is going to be a high impact. Those kinds of pieces definitely instill a lot of pride among the staff, because we're attracting big names in the in the business world. And they're, they're choosing us to do the work. Our reputation as a sustainability leader is kind of helping us win that business.” 

Richard Kouwenhoven, President & COO

“A tip that I would probably share is taking a look and researching external frameworks to assist any business in creating more of a sustainability focus. An example that I would like to go over would probably be the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These have really helped guide our sustainability strategy moving forward. And I think it would also help other businesses.”

Amanda Chor, Sustainability Specialist


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