13 Winners of the Sixth Annual KODAK SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award Program for Excellence in Sustainable Printing announced; seven from Asia Pacific region.
Kodak announced the 2018 KODAK SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award winners, which includes 13 printers from around the world. The program, now in its sixth year, celebrates printing industry partners who are leaders in adopting sustainable practices and in offering their customers eco-friendly options for their printing needs.
Seven out of the 13 winners hail from the Asia Pacific region, including:
PT Gelora Aksara Pratama (Indonesia)
Hebei Xindong Printing Co. (China)
The Profeather Printing Co., Ltd. (DongGuan) (China)
SRB Printing (South Korea)
Stuff New Zealand (New Zealand)
Toyokuni Printing Co. (Japan)
Wijeya Newspapers (Sri Lanka)
The other winners are: Artes Gráficas Sagitario (Bolivia); Presse-Druck- und Verlags-GmbH (Germany); Blackmore Group (UK); Colour King (South Africa); Leanin Tree (US); Mitchell Press (Canada).
In addition to integrating KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates into their operations, each of the winning companies demonstrated an ongoing commitment to investing in sustainable business practices.
Award entrants were judged on a range of criteria, including management practices to improve energy and water efficiency, participation in local community sustainability initiatives and the use of eco-conscious materials and supplies. All submissions are reviewed with scores determined by a panel of Kodak judges.
“At Kodak we believe that sustainable printing provides the critical foundation for bolstering business success and each of this year’s SONORA Green Leaf Award winners are once again exemplary examples of how to put this practice in action,” said John O’Grady, President of Kodak’s Print Systems Division.
“The specific outcomes that each of these printers yields from incorporating more eco-friendly actions into their whole business are quite tangible, from reduced operating costs to measurable increases in key performance metrics that benefit their customers.”