The Black Book Announces The First Corporate Sustainability Reporting Competition
Press release from the issuing company
New York, NY February 23, 2007 – The Black Book, the premiere resource in commercial photography for over 70,000 global Art Directors, Designers, Creative Directors, Editors and Publishers, is proud to announce its collaboration with founding partners Pictorial Offset Corporation, and Neenah Paper, to launch the “CSR Guide” in its 2007 AR100 Award Show book.
As an addition to the already popular AR100 Award Show book, the CSR Guide will be added to the existing printed publication, which celebrates the overall design in Annual Reports. The CSR Guide will premiere as a competition of the design and content matter of Corporate Sustainability Reports, where corporations, designers, photographers, paper companies and printers can exhibit their excellence in quality while demonstrating their corporate social responsibility.
Set to be released in late summer 2007, the CSR Guide will be an integrated supplement to Black Book’s 2007 AR100 Award Show Book. A call for entries notification was mailed out announcing this new competition with 20 categories in the competition. The deadline for entries is April 25, 2007 and all reports for fiscal year 2006 and fiscal year 2005, printed after June 1, 2005 are eligible.
Donald Samuels, Managing Partner of Pictorial Offset Corporation, stated, “We are proud to work with Black Book and Neenah Paper to establish this brand new competition in a brand new category. As the environmental leader in commercial printing in the United States, we are looking forward to seeing this competition flourish as more and more corporations shift to this medium to communicate their value to their stakeholders.”
Tom Wright, Director of Design and Advertising for Neenah Paper echoes Samuels’ sentiments and said, “Neenah Paper pioneered the development of premium recycled papers nearly 20 years ago. Being that our industry is one of the most resource-intensive in the world it is important we use technological advancements that allow us to reduce landfill waste, use green energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and be environmentally third-party certified. CSR’s fit perfectly with the leadership positioning of our CLASSIC and ENVIRONMENT Papers.”
“We are delighted to partner with two outstanding icons in the commercial printing industry to launch this very important competition. The time is right for the industry to recognize this emerging communications phenomenon and it is a natural and evolutionary extension to our iconic AR100 Competition,” says Joe Resudek, President and CEO of The Black Book, Inc.
More details and entry forms for the AR100 and CSR Guide and competition are available at the Black Book website, www.blackbook.com/ar100.
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