Sandy Alexander Inc. Sets Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goal
Press release from the issuing company
[Clifton, NJ March 22, 2006] Sandy Alexander Inc., a national leader in environmentally responsible graphic communications solutions, has pledged to further reduce its total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 11% per dollar of revenue from 2006 to 2012. The company committed to the reduction goal as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Climate Leaders program, which Sandy Alexander joined in 2006. This pledge is the latest step in Sandy Alexander’s ongoing commitment to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions.
Sandy Alexander initiated its greenhouse-gas reduction effort in 2005, and in 2006 announced a seven-year commitment to use 100% wind power for all of the company’s electrical needs and a capital investment to reduce natural-gas usage. When combined with the new Climate Leaders goal, Sandy Alexander is committing to reducing its total GHG emissions by 85% per dollar of revenue from 2006 to 2012.
“Sandy Alexander continues to lead the commercial printing industry by example by reducing our environmental footprint and demonstrating that environmental responsibility is a sound business practice,” said Roy Grossman, Sandy Alexander President and CEO. “We are pleased to participate in the Climate Leaders program because it provides us the means to measure our progress towards a defined goal, and also provides a framework for total transparency about what we are working to accomplish,” added Grossman.
Launched in 2002, Climate Leaders is an industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop long-term comprehensive climate change strategies. Partners set a corporate-wide greenhouse gas reduction goal and inventory their emissions to measure progress. By reporting inventory data to the EPA, Partners create a lasting record of their accomplishments.
As an ISO 14001-certified company, Sandy Alexander has put a formal environmental management system in place to focus efforts on reducing waste generation and preventing pollution of all types. Each year, Sandy Alexander establishes corporate objectives in the areas of clean energy use, reduction of energy use, recycling, and overall reduction of waste and material directed to landfills. In addition, the company takes other steps in its printing process to reduce its environmental footprint. These include the use of environmentally friendly inks and the use of recycled and FSC-certified paper. (The Forest Stewardship Council [FSC] is an international non-profit organization that sets standards for the responsible management of the world’s working forests. The FSC certification logo on printed matter certifies that that the paper used originates from wood legally harvested in responsibly managed forests, and does not contain wood harvested in areas of high conservation values.)
“Our Climate Leaders partners are demonstrating corporate climate change leadership by embracing energy efficiency, green power, and technological innovation as sound business investments,” said EPA Deputy Administrator Marcus Peacock. “Many of the nation’s leading companies are working aggressively with EPA to lower their greenhouse gas emissions.
Sandy Alexander is active in a number of other environmental stewardship programs in addition to the Climate Leaders program. Among these are the EPA’s Green Power Partnership, which recognized Sandy Alexander as the largest purchaser of renewable energy in the printing and publishing sector. Sandy Alexander has also been recognized by the state of New Jersey as New Jersey’s Clean Power Purchaser of the Year for 2006.
For more information about Climate Leaders, visit http://www.epa.gov/climateleaders.
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