Environmental Awards Handed Out

Jon Robinson
April 08, 2010

Transcontinental Inc. won Best of Show last night as more than 300 printing professionals gathered in Toronto to celebrate the environmental innovation and achievements of the Canadian printing industry.

Peter Robinson, CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation, provided the keynote at the fifth-annual Environmental Printing Awards gala, hosted by PrintAction magazine. Robinson spoke on the theme of resilience, that businesses must remain resolute in their environmental efforts for long-term success.

Following his speech, 32 awards – Gold, Silver and Bronze – were handed out, including Transcontinental Inc.’s Best of Show Award. HP Canada and Metropolitan Fine Printers won the most awards on a per-company basis, with three each.

The award winners included:

Best of Show
Recognizes the most environmentally progressive company in Canada across all categories over the past year.

Transcontinental Inc.

Environmental Innovator
Gold — Joel Silver, Indigo Books & Music

Environmental Community Involvement

Gold — Acuity

Silver — Webcom

Most Environmentally Progressive Manufacturing Process, Printer

Gold — The Printing House

Silver — Mitchell Press

Most Environmentally Progressive Process or Service, Vendor

Gold — Fujifilm

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Technology, Software

Gold — HP Canada, Carbon footprint calculator
Silver — RealVue3D, distributed by PaperlinX Canada

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Technology, Hardware

Gold — Fujifilm Canada, FLH-Z processor & EcoPro effluent treatment
Silver — Presstek, 52DI press

Bronze — HP Canada, DesignJet L25500

Most Environmentally Progressive Technology Supplier in Canada

Gold — HP Canada

Silver — Unisource Canada

Most Environmentally Progressive Packaging Company in Canada

Gold — Farnell Packaging, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia       

Most Environmentally Progressive Printer in Canada, 1-99 Employees

Gold — Colour Innovations, Toronto
Silver — Taylor Label, Toronto

Bronze — Patient News Publishing, Haliburton, Ontario 

Most Environmentally Progressive Printer in Canada, 100-500 Employees

Gold — Hemlock Printers, Burnaby
Silver — Webcom, Toronto
Bronze — The Lowe-Martin Group, Ottawa    

Most Environmentally Progressive Printer in Canada, 500+ Employees

Gold — Transcontinental, Montreal
Silver — Symcor ISS, Toronto
Bronze — St. Joseph Communications, Toronto

Most Environmentally Progressive Packaging Project

Gold — Hood Packaging
Silver — Metropolitan Fine Printers

Bronze — Harbour Printing

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Project, toner or inkjet

Gold — The Lowe-Martin Group

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Project, offset

Gold — Metropolitan Fine Printers
Silver — C.J. Graphics
Silver — Metropolitan Fine Printers

Bronze — Hemlock Printers
Bronze — Pazazz Printing


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