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Sun Chemical Releases
New Sustainability Report
Sun Chemical has released its 2012 Sustainability
Report, which showcases Sun Chemical’s accom-
plishments in eco-efficiency through established
data-driven metrics, as well as examples of how raw
material suppliers are contributing to the company’s
environmental footprint.
The report describes a balanced scorecard ap-
proach that Sun Chemical uses to assess suppliers’
environmental performance and provides details
about questionnaires that were sent to suppliers ask-
ing about their sustainability policies, carbon foot-
pr int emissions, and the potential impact on
deforestation. The report cites two case study exam-
ples of raw material suppliers who published sustain-
ability reports and described their contributions and
practices to eco-efficiency.
The report shows data collected every year since
2005
from approximately 170 Sun Chemical sites in
more than 25 countries. The key sustainability met-
rics measured in the data include: energy consump-
tion/conservation at production and non-production
sites, the energy carbon footprint at the production
sites, process waste reduction, water consumption,
materials safety, and employee safety.
97
th Annual NAPIM
Convention Coming To Florida
The National Association of Print Ink Manufacturers
(
NAPIM) will host its 97th Annual Convention on April
6–9.
The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency
Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida.
This year the program will feature informative ses-
sions with a focus on future directions from printers
and brand owners, networking opportunities, engag-
ing keynote speakers, and a fun filled program for
spouses and guests.
Mepco Label Systems
Relocates In California
Mepco Label Systems, a 100-year-old company, has
announced that it has relocated its business From
Stockton, California to Lodi. Mepco is a second-gener-
ation family run business started by Alfred and Carol
Gassner and currently run by Jennifer Tracy, Philip
Tracy and Karl Gassner.
Mepco has moved into a new 175,000-square-foot
manufacturing plant on 15 acres at Stockton Street and
Kettleman Lane and has begun production at the site.
Mepco makes labels for a variety of products, from
food and wine labels to consumer to industrial items.