Lowe-Martin Celebrates Carbon Neutral Status
The Lowe-Martin Group’s Mississauga plant becomes the first Ontario printing operation to achieve carbon-neutral status, an achievement CEO Ward Griffin celebrated with 125 guests at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
With headquarters based in Ottawa, Ontario, The Lowe-Martin Group spent the past couple of years working with Pembina Institute and Climate Smart to measure the carbon footprint of its Mississauga-based production and sales facility. The plant was officially recognized as a Carbonzero Certified operation upon completion of its 2010 fiscal year.
Founded in 2006, Carbonzero is the carbon-offset provider for Lowe-Martin and has been recognized for its methodology by both The David Suzuki Foundation and Pembina. By all accounts, this makes Lowe-Martin the first carbon-neutral printer in Ontario, and the second in Canada, along with Hemlock Printers of British Columbia.
“The Lowe-Martin Group is continuing to advance a clear strategy to reduce our ecological footprint by implementing meaningful solutions that positively impact our customers, our employees and the community,” said Ward Griffin, President and CEO, The Lowe-Martin Group. “After completing our GHG inventory, conserving where we could and implementing more environmentally friendly alternatives like 100 percent renewable electricity, it made sense for Lowe-Martin to partner with Carbonzero to neutralize the remaining emissions.”
The celebration, held at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Baillie Court in downtown Toronto and attended by more than 125 guests, included two environmentally themed presentations from Toby Lennox, VP, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, who also Chairs the Partners in Project Green initiative; and Hadley Archer, VP, WWF-Canada.