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Japs-Olson joins PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative

Mar 10, 2009 12:00 AM

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Japs Olson Co. (Minneapolis), which operates a 512,000-sq.-ft. printing and mailing facility, is a charter member of the PIM (Printing Industry of Minnesota) Great Printer Environmental Initiative. The program demonstrates a commitment to go beyond what is required by government regulatory agencies in environmental, health and safety compliance.

Participation in the PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative is a voluntary effort. The initiative evolved form the Great Printers Project, which was a collaborative project undertaken by the Council of Great Lake Governors, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Printing Industries of America.

"We are proud to be a charter member of this initiative which has been in place for over 10 years," said Japs-Olson CEO Mike Beddor. "This is yet another indication to our customers that we operate our facility in a way that minimizes environmental impact."

The PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative commits a company to:

  • Comply with all applicable environmental, health and safety requirements.
  • Go beyond compliance by minimizing wastes, reusing or recyling waste that cannot be prevented and maximizing energy efficiency.
  • Pursue continuous environmental, health and safety improvements.

In 2007, Japs-Olson received the Forest Stewardship Council certification which signifies that both Japs-Olson and its customers actively demonstrate and support sound environmental practices as well as proper forest management.