Now more than ever companies want do business with suppliers that operate in an environmentally responsible manner. While theres 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.
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 to maintain 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. Coast Label Company is one of the few label manufacturers in the United States that has earned a L.I.F.E.® certification.