Highlights from the report focus on Sun Chemical’s commitment to the development of eco-friendly solutions, including how:
- Solvent-based liquid inks use resins responsibly sourced from certified forests;
- Water-based liquid inks use bio-derived resins that do not impact ink performance;
- Printed biosensor technology detects levels of pyruvates in onions to determine pungency;
- Bio-based food colorants are using spirulina derived from photosynthetic bacterium;
- Its MirrorTech inks reduce waste by replacing metalized board with printable metallic ink.
The report outlines Sun Chemical’s sustainability roadmap, which uses a phased approach to improve the eco-efficiency of each production and non-production facilities’ processes and products by monitoring key metrics to understand and manage its environmental impact. Its internal key sustainability metrics measure: energy consumption/conservation, energy carbon footprint, process waste reduction, water consumption, material safety and employee safety.
“Improving our manufacturing processes from production to distribution helps Sun Chemical uphold its reputation for quality, service and innovation while improving sustainability practices for our customers. It is a critical component of our sustainability policy,” said Gary Andrzejewski, corporate VP, Environmental Affairs, Sun Chemical. “Our commitment to sustainability drives us to provide our customers with meaningful data that they can use, and in turn help meet their environmental goals.”
The report is available online here.