Large-format printer manufacturer Agfa Graphics, Elmwood Park, N.J., announces the launch of the Agfa Graphics GreenWorks Accreditation Program for its printing customers as part of Agfa's ongoing commitment to help reduce the graphic communication industry's environmental impact. GreenWorks, an Agfa Graphics initiative, accredits customers in the graphic communications industry in North America, who achieve greener outcomes through technology, products, services and practices. Customers can now apply online for GreenWorks accreditation .
To be certified, Agfa plate customers must meet criteria demonstrating their environmental commitment, including:
· Use of Agfa chemistry-free, low-chemistry or no bake digital offset plates
· Using products which maximize renewable resources, minimize environmental impact from toxic chemicals, or reduce waste, lower ink, water or energy consumption.
· Actively participate in community recycling, conservation, waste reduction or alternative energy programs.
· Promote and communicate the benefits of practicing environmental safety.
“As part of our corporate strategy, we are working to support customers who, through their actions, have demonstrated environmental responsibility," says Deborah Hutcheson, director of marketing, Agfa Graphics, North America. "Our solutions are designed to systematically improve the cost, quality and environmental performance of our products and operations."
To learn more about GreenWorks or how to qualify, visit www.agfagraphics.us/greenworks.