KOHLER Print group Honored for Eco-Friendly Printing Initiatives
ST. LOUIS, MO—January 10, 2008—Kohler Print Group, a St. Louis-based print marketing company, and its book component printing division, Pinnacle Press, were awarded a 2007 Environmental Leadership Certificate by New Leaf Paper, a pioneer in the development of environmentally friendly print products. The award recognizes Kohler Print Group’s commitment to using environmentally friendly papers.
Kohler Print Group was one of only 26 companies to receive the year-end audit results and leadership certification.
“Kohler is committed to being at the forefront of eco-friendly printing initiatives,” said Kevin Kohler, president and CEO of Kohler Print Group. “And New Leaf Paper’s certificate of that commitment shows that it is delivering results.”
According to New Leaf Paper, Kohler’s use of environmentally responsible paper saved more than 1,055 trees and prevented more than 99,613 pounds of harmful greenhouse gas emissions in 2007. The company also significantly reduced the energy and waste needed to manufacture paper and prevented more than 50,559 pounds of paper waste going into landfills.
“Using environmentally responsible paper allows us to deliver the same level of quality that we do with conventional products,” said Pinnacle Press President Tom Rohlfing. “Today’s eco-friendly papers are durable and offer the look and feel that our customers want.”
Kohler Print Group has also earned the Forest Stewardship Council’s Chain of Custody certification supporting responsible forest management practices.
New Leaf Paper won Fast Company Magazine’s Social Capitalist Award for 2008.
Kohler Print Group engages Fortune 1000 clients and marketing firms to grow their business through print communications. The Kohler family of companies includes Kohler Printing, which provides traditional litho and digital print services; KPEX, Inc., for response marketing solutions, web-based ordering, fulfillment and distribution; and Pinnacle Press, which provides book components for the academic and religious publishing industry. Founded in 1923, Kohler has been named a Best Workplace in the Americas by Printing Industries of America and is a past recipient of the Mississippi Valley Family Business of the Year Award. The company has earned the Forest Stewardship Council’s Chain of Custody certification supporting responsible forest management practices.