Features Business Sustainability
TPH, Mitchell Press named most forest-friendly printers

November 30, 2018  By PrintAction Staff

TPH Vice President of Business Development Andrew O’Born accepts Canopy’s 2018 Blueline Ranking Award from Canopy Marketing Communications Specialist Laura Repas. Photo: CNW Group/The Printing House Ltd.

Canadian printing companies The Printing House and Mitchell Press are two of the three most forest-friendly printers in the 2018 Blueline Ranking, a comprehensive assessment of the environmental performance of North American printers published by Canopy, a global environmental not-for-profit.

The interactive Blueline Ranking is designed to help paper and packaging customers choose printers that can help them meet their own climate and sustainability goals and access Ancient Forest Friendly papers. Printers at the top of the ranking were active in advocating for the conservation of Ancient and Endangered Forests, supporting the development of next-generation solutions, and bringing greater transparency to sustainability reporting, Canopy explains.

The Printing House came in as the top-rated Dark Green Ink-drop winner, receiving 43.5 of a possible 45 points, the highest ranking in Blueline history, while Mitchell Press makes its entry in the Blueline Ranking as third top printer.


“We are proud to reach number one on the Blueline Ranking but we’re not done yet. We remain dedicated to raising the bar for environmental stewardship and challenge our industry partners to step up their own earth-friendly initiatives,” says Andrew O’Born, TPH Vice President of Business Development.

Below is the list of Canadian printing companies featured in the 2018 Blueline Ranking and their respective position:

1. The Printing House (TPH)
3. Mitchell Press
4. Hemlock Printers
5. The Lowe-Martin Group
6. Friesens
7. Metropolitan Fine Printers
9. TC Transcontinental Printing    
14. Marquis Book Printing
14. St. Joseph Communications
14. Torstar Printing Group
18. RR Donnelley
20. Vistaprint (a Cimpress business)     
37. DATA Communications Management   

Click here to see the full list.

“We are very honoured to receive the Dark Green Ink Drop from Canopy. The employee-owners of Friesens are committed to protecting the environment,” says Chad Friesen, Friesens President and CEO. “We try to use our resources as carefully as possible – reusing and recycling whatever we can.”

“Congratulations to those printers who made the top positions in this year’s ranking,” says Nicole Rycroft, Canopy Founder and Executive Director. “Canopy’s Blueline Ranking is the environmental resource for big print customers. Protecting forests has never been more crucial in the history of humanity as we race to address climate change.”

Print this page


Stories continue below