ECO OFFSET is the sustainable printing model for typography, who wish to convert their entire business model, not only the production area, according to the environmental sustainability.
The implementation of ECO OFFSET allows the company, to realize social responsibility policies or increase existing CSR activities.
To innovate the entire system it is necessary to operate in specific areas, such as:
Structure and organization
One of the three focus to which a ECO OFFSET printing industry should direct their action is certainly the corporate organization, because each aspects of the company help to reduce the environmental impact of prints . From the choice of the energy supplier to the control of the entire supply chains, everything must be strictly monitored and measured. In particular, is required to implement a system for monitoring the emissions of CO2 and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) discharged into the environment.
The production area is, in its structural components - pre, post and print -, all converted to environmental sustainability. Machines and support but also maintenance and monitoring of use of the different facilities is kept under control, in order to perform preventive actions to reduce the pollution of the equipment. Reducing waste helps to minimize the impact on the environment and thus contributes to improving the environmental performance of the company.
Material choice
The raw materials such as paper and inks, the materials used for cleaning and maintenance of machinery, are chosen according to their sustainability. With regard to paper and inks, the market is able to provide products with excellent performance, while for the detergents and the maintenance materials is more complicated to have products with a low impact on the environment. Also for this area is necessary a constant and systematic collection of data and then follow the indication, which spring from the data analysis.