It’s Earth Day, which means it’s time to step back and evaluate our footprint. These days more than ever, we as a society have learned how important it is to operate in an environmentally responsible manner.
Now, there certainly are a lot of companies out there who talk a good game when it comes to “being green.” At Coast Label we have always been about more than talk. Since 2011 we have had a L.I.F.E.® Certified Facility.
Audited by a professional, independent evaluator, the L.I.F.E.® program was created by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) to create an audited certification process tailored specifically to the narrow web printing and converting industry. Patterned closely after the internationally recognized ISO 14000 standard, L.I.F.E.® Certified facilities must demonstrate clean production techniques including: programs to control releases of air pollutants, water pollutants, waste to landfills; ensuring proper disposal of any hazardous wastes; minimizing the use of energy; and having many other initiatives in place designed to foster continuous improvement in every aspect of how our industry impacts the environment.
Over the years, we have put a lot of effort into certified quality programs that have proven, quantifiable value. Why should the environment be any different? Happy Earth Day!