Coast Label Company has been awarded L.I.F.E.® (Label Initiative for the Environment) certification from the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI), the industry’s U.S. trade association.
The Project LIFE program was developed to assist TLMI members in finding cost-effective ways to reduce their companies’ environmental footprint. L.I.F.E.® addresses four key elements of the industry: clean production, energy and greenhouse gases, product and environmentally preferable materials and management practices.
Coast Label President Craig Moreland said, “Now more than ever companies want do business with suppliers that operate in an environmentally responsible manner. While there’s a lot of talk about being “green”, very few companies can provide any form of objective proof with respect to their claims of environmental efforts.”
“For the last several years we have been doing things that made good sense from an environmental standpoint, Craig continued. “We started waste material recycling programs, lighting efficiency retrofit, motor efficiency for reduced electrical consumption. The L.I.F.E.® program is an independently-audited standard that we felt brought real credibility to a strong environmental effort.”
Coast Label Company is one of the few label manufacturers in the United States that has earned a L.I.F.E.® certification.
Patterned closely after the ISO 14000 standard, the L.I.F.E.® Program was created by the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) to create an audited certification process tailored specifically to the narrow web printing and converting industry. L.I.F.E.® Certified facilities must demonstrate clean production techniques, including having programs to control releases of air pollutants, water pollutants, waste to landfills; ensure proper disposal of any hazardous wastes; minimize the use of energy; and have many other initiatives in place designed to foster continuous improvement in every aspect of how our industry impacts the environment. In order earn a L.I.F.E.® certification a company must pass a rigorous review by an independent, professional auditor and that audit must be renewed every two years.