Hemlock Printers enhances their award-winning carbon neutral printing program
VANCOUVER, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Hemlock Printers, in partnership with
Offsetters Climate Solutions, has launched two new offset portfolios for Zero,
Hemlock's carbon neutral printing program, allowing their clients to support
national and international climate offset projects.
Originally launched in 2009, Hemlock's Zero program has served 278 clients
throughout North America, with more than 16 million pieces printed in four
years. As a result, more than 4,000 tonnes of CO(2) emissions have been offset
to date - the equivalent of taking 833 cars off the road for one year.
"We first started working with Hemlock Printers in 2008 with a simple offset
purchase. Since then, our relationship has evolved into an innovative
partnership, growing Hemlock's business while tackling climate change," says
Jeff Calvert, CFO and vice president, marketing for Offsetters Climate
Solutions. "By building on Zero with these new offset portfolios, Hemlock has
once again demonstrated why they are North America's most environmentally
progressive and client-focused printer."
The Canadian Offset Portfolio includes the Great Bear Rainforest Carbon
Project, which is an Improved Forest Management project that generates
emissions reductions by protecting forest areas that were previously
designated, sanctioned or approved for commercial logging; and the Nanaimo
Landfill Gas Capture and Flare project, where carbon offset funds have enabled
the Regional District of Nanaimo to reduce emissions of methane from its
landfill by capturing and flaring the landfill gas that is normally produced.
The International Offset Portfolio is comprised of the Mai Ndombe REDD+
project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, helping to protect 300,000
hectares of tropical rainforest from complete loss of forest cover; increased
distribution of efficient wood burning cook stoves in Uganda to households and
institutions; and Lee Country Waste to Energy Facility in Florida, which uses
a combustion process that eliminates 100 per cent of the potential of
municipal solid waste to generate methane.
"The enhancement to our Zero program through the addition of these new
portfolios allows us to further emphasize the benefits of this program for our
clients," says Richard Kouwenhoven, president and general manager of Hemlock
Printers. "By working with Offsetters, we have been able to identify a
fantastic group of portfolios for our clients to choose from."
As part its overall sustainability program, Hemlock also made a commitment to
reduce its own operational emissions by 33 per cent by 2020, and conducts an
annual waste audit to ensure they are continuing to divert over 90 per cent of
non paper solids and 100 per cent of paper waste from the landfill. Hemlock
has also won numerous local and international awards for its commitment to
sustainability in the process. For more information on Hemlock's Zero program,
people may visit www.hemlock.com/sustainability.
About Offsetters Climate Solutions
Offsetters is North America's leading carbon management solutions provider.
Founded in 2005, the company helps organizations and individuals understand,
reduce, and offset their climate impact. Offsetters was the first official
supplier of carbon offsets in the history of the Olympic movement (Vancouver
2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games). Its team of industry leaders
specializes in the origination, development and commercialization of
high-quality carbon offset projects and is proud to also provide clients with
a comprehensive offering of sustainability consultancy services. Based in
Vancouver, Canada, Offsetters has worked with over 150 of the world's most
prestigious organizations including Aimia and lululemon athletica. For more
information, please visit www.offsetters.ca.
About Hemlock Printers
Hemlock Printers is one of the largest commercial printers in the Pacific
Northwest, and is a professionally managed, privately owned family enterprise
that has built its success on service integrity, quality products and a
commitment to continuous innovation. With a production facility in Burnaby,
British Columbia that operates 100 per cent carbon neutral, and offices in
Victoria, Seattle and San Francisco, Hemlock is consistently recognized as an
industry leader in both quality and sustainability. For more information,
SOURCE Offsetters Climate Solutions
Media Contacts: Deirdre Campbell, Tartan Group: 250-592-3838, 250-882-9199
(cell) firstname.lastname@example.org Melanie Wong, Offsetters: 778-945-0955
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