TLMI 2013 Environmental Leadership Award Winners
Mentor, OH-based Avery Dennison and Aurora, IL-based The Label Printers each received TLMI Environmental Leadership Awards at the 2013 TLMI Annual Meeting. This prestigious award recognizes TLMI member companies that have consistently demonstrated a commitment to progressive environmental practices across a range of areas including solid waste reduction, recycling, waste or energy recovery, the implementation of new ‘clean’ technology and/or processes, and the implementation of an education program.
Calvin Frost, TLMI Environmental Committee Chair, commented, “This is TLMI’s 11th year in presenting these awards and recognizing leaders in the implementation of environmental awareness and best sustainability practices in our industry. Sustainability is a central issue in our marketplace and I applaud all the companies who submitted award entries for consideration this year. Avery Dennison and The Label Printers have demonstrated ongoing leadership and excellence in environmental stewardship and I congratulate them both.”
The Converter Award for Environmental Leadership was given to The Label Printers, a company that continues to build an environmental culture throughout their entire organization. This is the company’s second year in winning the award and once again demonstrating a reduction in waste and energy consumption year over year. They have also established best practices that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to sustain-ability. The company’s “Go Green Save Green and Earn Green” program positions them as a true leader in the industry.
The Supplier Award for Environmental Leader-ship was given to Avery Dennison, a company that has made excellence in environmental stewardship a highest priority throughout their entire supply chain. The company has improved material efficiencies by a laudable 24% since 2011 by utilizing Kaizen practices and they have a corporate goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2015. Avery has also been a leader in responding to the issues of recycling PET products that contain pressure sensitive labels and they have developed a non-PVC prod-uct line that contains zero chlorine.
Both The Label Printers and Avery Dennison have achieved TLMI L.I.F.E.® (Label Initiative for the Environment) Certification. L.I.F.E. is the only certification program tailored to the narrow web label and packaging industry.
Eight member companies submitted applications for the award. Each deserves congratulations and recognition for their sustainability efforts:
- Hub Labels, Inc.
- JL Indústria De Peças Técnicas Ltda.
- Spear – Europe Ltd.
- The Label Printers
- Yerecic Label
- Avery Dennison
- Sun Chemical
- Verso Paper Corp.
|2012||Converter Award||The Label Printers|
|Supplier Award||Mitsubishi Polyester Film|
|2011||Innovative Technology||Avery Dennison Label & Packaging Materials|
|Process Improvement||Label World|
|2010||Innovative Technology||Toray Plastics America|
|Process Improvement||McCourt Label Company|
|2008||Innovative Technology||Avery Dennison, Fasson Roll North America|
|Process Improvement||Lauterbach Group|
|2007||Innovative Technology||Fujifilm Graphic Systems USA, Inc.|
|Process Improvement||Metro Label Of Toronto, Canada|
|2006||Innovative Technology||Plastic Suppliers|
|Process Improvement||Ricoh Electronics, Inc.|
|2005||Innovative Technology||G-3 Enterprises, Label Division|
|Process Improvement||DuPont Teijin Films|
|2004||Innovative Technology||Green Bay Packaging Inc.|
|Process Improvement||WS Packaging Group Inc.|
|2003||Innovative Technology||E.I. DuPont deNemours & Company DuPont Imaging Technologies|
|Process Improvement||Gallus Ferd. Rueush AG|