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Heidelberg Publishes Sustainability Report for 2010/11 Financial Year

Monday, August 01, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

  • Focus on reducing emissions
  • Heidelberg announces winners of 2nd ECO Printing Award
  • Environmental bodies founded and environmental policy revised

Combining ecological printing and cost-effective production, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) supports print shops in all aspects of ecological printing by supplying the requisite technology and products and increasingly supplementing these with consulting services.

The Sustainability Report recently published by Heidelberg for the 2010/11 financial year focuses primarily on reducing emissions in the printing process. Based on the new IPA-free package, the report shows how the solution provider's approach of perfectly coordinating machine components, consumables, services, and consulting helps print shops reduce emissions in the pressroom. A case study and an interview with a representative of the German Institution for Statutory Insurance and Prevention in the Printing and Paper Industry provide additional information on IPA-free printing.

On July 6, the second international Heidelberg Eco Printing Award for print shops was presented in the categories "Sustainable companies" and "Forward-looking solutions". The Sustainability Report 2010/11 gives an insight into the work and decision-making process of the panel of judges, examines the criteria on which they base their decision, and profiles the award winners.

Two new environmental bodies at Heidelberg - the ECO Council and the ECO Working Group - are driving forward projects for environmental protection and sustainability in an even more targeted and efficient way and making sure that the projects and processes merge into a single integrated concept.

"Sustainability and environmental protection are right at the top of our strategic agenda. These two environmental bodies are designed to intensify our activities in these areas. We see this integrated approach as an opportunity to combine eco-friendly practices with economic benefits," says Stephan Plenz, Member of the Heidelberg Management Board responsible for Heidelberg Equipment.

The report is rounded off with articles and news on ecology, economy, and social responsibility as well as information on individual locations and projects.

Environmental protection along the value added chain
Environmental protection has been firmly established as a corporate goal of Heidelberg since 1992, a period of almost 20 years. Heidelberg is working consistently and systematically to achieve this goal along the entire value-added chain. This work takes in everything from product development and manufacturing to the operation of its machines at customer sites. Heidelberg is focusing in particular on three areas: Resource consumption, emissions, and waste and is looking to reduce - or ideally avoid - all three wherever possible. Production of the Sustainability Report 2010/11 also focused on conserving resources, minimizing CO2 emissions, and offseting those CO2 emissions that are unavoidable.

For a copy of the Sustainability Report 2010/11, send an e-mail to environment@heidelberg.com or fax +49 (0)6224 971850.

The report is also available to download at www.heidelberg.com/eco.

Further information on sustainability along with environmental data, contacts, and general information on the company's development and production sites are also available online at www.heidelberg.com/eco.


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