Mitchell Press of Burnaby, BC, became one of 14 printing companies around the world to received Kodak’s 2017 Sonora Plate Green Leaf Award. The program, now in its fourth year, recognizes printers whose products, services and operations set an example for sound operational initiatives that reduce their environmental impact. All of winning printers also use Kodak Sonora Process Free Plates.
Kodak explains Mitchell Press, a high-speed, premium-quality commercial printer based in Vancouver, received the award for its expansive recycling program, including materials like paper, ink, cardboard, wood and plastics. The company also collects key data on projects to aid its clients’ efforts to track their environmental footprint, paper usage, distribution and transport data. Kodak also points to Mitchell’s advanced HVAC and IT systems that save energy.
The complete list of 2017 Sonora Plate Green Leaf Award winners include: Alcom Printing (U.S.), Mitchell Press Ltd. (Canada), Druckerei Lokay (Germany), School Lane Colour Press (UK), Litotec (Ecuador), Cartocor S.A. (Argentina), Southern Colour Print (New Zealand), Colour King (South Africa), Zühal Ofset (Turkey), ASCON CO., LTD. (Japan), Hongbo Co., Ltd. (China), Golden Cup Printing Co., Ltd. (Hong Kong), Changsung P&Tech (Korea), and Viva Printing Sdn Bhd (Malaysia).