August 13, 2007 -- CANTON, MA. Next Generation Printing, Inc., a full service printing, marketing and communications company, has announced the implementation of several initiatives in order to manufacture in a more environmentally conscious and friendly manner. Citing customer demand and general corporate responsibility, Nextgen is taking steps to make their plant, and the products they produce “greener.”
First and foremost, Nextgen has received Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) Chain-of-Custody certification. This means materials printed on FSC Certified stocks come from responsibly managed forests, and help reduce the impact of paper production on the environment. Nextgen is one of the few full-service printing and marketing companies to have earned FSC certification.
“Thanks to FSC Chain-of-Custody certification, we can be confident, and our customers can rest assured, that certified products leaving our facility have come from responsible forestry sources. It is good to know that we are doing our part to promote the highest and best use of limited forest resources and that we are helping to reduce damage and waste to the world’s forests,” said John Rothstein, President of Nextgen.
In addition to becoming FSC certified, Nextgen is utilizing more recycled papers. For example, Nextgen’s newest “house stock” is an FSC Certified-Mixed sheet with 50% recycled content, 25% of that being post-consumer content. Add to that the fact that Nextgen’s new Canton, Massachusetts headquarters and manufacturing facility is using all new, Energystar rated HVAC equipment and their impact on the environment is diminished even further.
“It is important that we use our natural resources carefully,” said Paul Rothstein, Nextgen’s Chief Executive Officer. “I have always tried to run my business in a socially responsible manner, but now it is personal. I have grandchildren and I want to make sure they grow up on as clean a planet as I can leave them.”
Nextgen’s environmental efforts are not entirely philanthropic. “Our customers want a greener alternative and we are continuously striving to meet their needs. As our customers become more knowledgeable about programs like FSC Certification, we want to be able to provide them the “greener” solutions that fit their businesses. When they look for a socially responsible partner, we want to be their first, best choice,” said John Rothstein.
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