Asahi Photoproducts achieves Carbon Neutral Certification for AWP-DEW CleanPrint Flexo Plates
September 30, 2022 By PrintAction Staff
Asahi Photoproducts earns Carbon Neutral Certification in partnership with the Carbon Trust for its AWP-DEW CleanPrint water-washable flexographic plates in compliance with PAS 2060.
This certification is renewed on a regular basis; with each renewal period, carbon reduction requirements escalate, with the goal of reducing the actual carbon footprint of the certified product, from sourcing raw materials through packing and shipping the product, its use at the customer site, and its disposition at end of life.
ʺWe are proud to have achieved this important milestone in our sustainability journey,ʺ said Dieter Niederstadt, Asahi Photoproducts technical marketing manager. “We understand the importance of accountability and continuous improvement in carbon footprinting, and we are grateful to the Carbon Trust for their expert guidance and oversight. We look forward to ongoing interaction with the Carbon Trust as we continue our whole-of-company compliance with the carbon management plan that is part of the Carbon Neutral certification process. We are also dedicated to helping our customers leverage this certification in their own carbon footprinting efforts.”
The Carbon Trust is an international climate change and sustainability consultancy with the mission to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy by helping governments, businesses, and organizations to reduce carbon emissions and achieve greater resource efficiency.
“While our initial certification utilizes carbon offsets due to the fact that our flexographic plates are manufactured using fossil-based raw materials, our ultimate goal is to minimize these offsets as we work hard to make our products even more in harmony with the environment,” Dieter continues. “In addition to offsetting credits, the Carbon Neutral certification also requires the submission of a carbon management plan including clear targets for reduction of the carbon footprint for the AWP-DEW product life cycle which is audited on a regular basis. If those reduction targets are not met, the certification will expire. This, for those concerned with sustainability, is the beauty of it all.”
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