manroland, in cooperation with a consulting firm called ClimatePartner, introduces new software for printers to calculate and compensate for CO2 emissions, and ultimately claim climate-neutral printing status.
manroland and ClimatePartner have been working together on the project since early 2011, with the goal of allowing its printers to move toward climate-neutral production. The resulting IT-based solution will enable CO2 emissions from print jobs to be calculated and offset online through manroland’s Website.
According to manroland, after entering their emissions-relevant data, including information like power, heating, and vehicle fleet, printing companies are advised of their personal carbon footprint. The press maker explains that printing companies can use this calculator to ascertain all CO2 emissions for every job, from paper grade through printing and up to and including transport.
This allows a printing company to then offset the calculated results with the support of recognized climate protection projects. manroland will then supply companies with a ClimatePartner logo, allowing them to claim “climate-neutral printing” with an individual certificate number for each job.
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