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Colorado printer earns FSC certification

Apr 23, 2008 12:00 AM


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American Web, a Denver printer for over 26 years printing more than 200 publications and catalogs for national and local clients, has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

“We’re elated to receive this distinguishing certification and feel the Forest Steward Council certification is an excellent achievement for sustainability and sustainable business practices,” says Don Hansen, president, American Web.

FSC independently tracks, traces and identifies wood fibers from the forest through every step of the procurement, manufacturing and printing process, confirming that each supplier in the chain of paper manufacturing and printing follows rigorous controls, management and reporting practices.

The Forest Stewardship Council has determined that a sustainable forest means a new tree is grown for every tree harvested. And it is a forest in which all the processes of planting, cultivation, harvesting and transportation are done with as little adverse impact to the environment as possible.

“By using the renewable energy of our presses to heat our building, by minimizing VOCs with the use of soy blended inks, by doing everything we can to limit the carbon footprint, and by encouraging our clients to use higher recycled fiber-content, we are creating a system of behaviors to benefit families of the future,” Hansen explains.