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Sustainability

Ensuring our actions today make a positive impact tomorrow.

Taylor believes it is our responsibility to make a positive impact on the communities in which we live, work and serve. We are committed to applying our global knowledge and expertise to attain and continually improve environmental performance and sustainability.

Our Commitment to Compliance

Our corporate, legal, human resources, and safety/environmental leaders support professionals at every Taylor company to ensure that each and every one complies with applicable labor, safety, and environmental regulations.

Our Commitment to Identifying and Reducing Environmental Impact

Many of our businesses have implemented proactive measures to support a range of environmentally-friendly products and product operations.

 Many Taylor companies have received third party chain of custody certifications including:

  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
  • Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certifications (PEFC)

In addition, some Taylor companies have received, or are working towards, third party environmental management system certification, including the Sustainable Green Printer (SGP) or ISO14001.

Non-Recyclables to Fuel Program

Prior to 1995, Taylor created a program to segregate all non-recyclable paper and plastic from the waste stream and convert it to fuel for the local power plant.  Each year, our Mankato-based Taylor companies alone produce over a thousand tons of fuel — enough to provide electricity for hundreds of homes.  And at Taylor facilities across the country, recycling programs are in place to recycle or reuse paper, plastics, cardboard, metal, foil and electronics.

Supplier Relationships

Taylor identifies environmentally responsible opportunities with its vendors and suppliers and creates business partnerships with suppliers who implement environmental policies of their own.

Solvent Recycling

Taylor utilizes solvent recycling units that allow press cleaning solvents to be reused. One Taylor company reduced its solvent purchases by 42% and reduced solvent waste by over 3,000 gallons per year, while another reduced its hazardous waste generation by 50%. 

Ink Mixing & Dispensing Systems

Many Taylor companies have implemented ink mixing systems allowing them to use ink in inventory to create custom color mixes, reducing the ink consumption and waste. Many of our commercial printers have also implemented ink dispensing systems to automatically fill presses as needed, resulting in less overfilling and waste. 

Our Commitment to Continuous Improvement

Always a Better Way. As one of our core values, employees are continually finding new ways to ensure that our business operations reduce waste and tread lightly on the environment.

Lean and Six Sigma Processes. Taylor is continually seeking efficiencies and savings in the manufacturing areas.

In addition to organization-wide efforts, employees have developed innovative company programs and groups that are focused on integrating sustainability into the work we do every day.