Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability

A sustainable system is one that can maintain productivity indefinitely.

At GHP Media, sustainability is central to our production process, ensuring that our materials enhance user experience while aligning with eco-conscious practices. We prioritize papers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), guaranteeing sustainable sourcing and supporting local communities. Our eco-friendly inks and coatings maintain quality and vibrancy without compromising the environment, reflecting our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. We aim for designs that engage users while considering practicality and aesthetics, delivering visually appealing and user-friendly experiences. By choosing environmentally responsible options, like FSC-certified papers and eco-friendly materials, we contribute to a healthier planet for future generations.

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GHP’s Sustainability Initiatives

At GHP, we take environmental responsibility and sustainability seriously. We have taken the important step of becoming an FSC®-certified printer. The Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) is a non-profit organization committed to “promoting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.” In other words, the FSC is concerned with making sure that diverse forest resources are around for future generations to enjoy and that the rights of the people working in the forests are respected.

Using the FSC logo on a printed piece requires you to be part of what is called the “chain of custody”. This means selecting an FSC-certified printer for manufacturing. FSC-certified printers have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Forest Stewardship Council that they are capable of maintaining the integrity of the product from forest through delivery to the customer.

As an FSC-certified printer, GHP can help you find an FSC-certified paper appropriate to your job, assist you in choosing the correct FSC logo, and obtain approval for use of the logo on your job. When an FSC-certified stock does not meet your needs, we are happy to help you select other stocks with recycled content that work for a particular project.

In addition to investing in FSC Certification, we:

  • Recycle byproducts of manufacturing, e.g. press wash
  • Employ a digital workflow (no film or photo chemicals)
  • Moved to energy-efficient lighting, upgrading ballasts on all plant and office lighting
  • Invested in an energy-efficient compressor, cutting energy use 30%
  • Installed a “no-bake” processor line for plating
  • Recycled 27,000 lbs of aluminum plates
  • Recycled over 2 million pounds of paper and cardboard
  • Invested in more efficient HVAC systems for our plant and offices

What You Can Do

If you are concerned with sustainability as it relates to your print campaigns, here are some things you should consider:

  • Select an FSC-certified printer
  • Select FSC-certified, recycled, or recyclable stock when it is appropriate to the job and budget
  • When that is not possible, select stock that can be recycled after use
  • Select a printer that can demonstrate environmental responsibility in its own operations
  • Select a U.S. Printer. Overseas printers and shipping typically have heavy carbon footprints.

When you print with GHP, you are partnering with a company committed to reducing its “carbon footprint” and to helping you reduce yours.