How We're Trying to be wise Stewards of God's Creation

Through the years, we have been a leader in managing our business in a way that impacts the environment in a renewable way.  Long before others were paying attention to environmental issues, we implemented the following Environmental Vision and Management Policy:

  • Virtually 100% of our paper purchases are from national paper companies that harvest trees from decades-old tree farms specifically planted, harvested, and replanted to provide an ongoing source of non-public paper pulp. These tree farms not only ensure a sustainable, ongoing paper supply but also assure the land they use will remain undeveloped commercially.
  • We recycle tons and tons of paper every month. Every week, the Bella Vista AARP Recycling Center picks up our paper and corrugate waste.  Frankly, it is a lot of work and effort and we earn no buyback monies in the process. That's OK, though, because we believe it to be a very valuable effort.
  • We use recycled papers whenever possible and encourage others to do the same.
  • We use biodegradable inks and toners that are recyclable.
  • We use chemicals and solvents that are almost 100% water soluble, biodegradable, and recyclable. They are often more expensive, but we consider these products to be a wise investment.
  • We have implemented programs to reduce our electrical consumption and to minimize the use of all raw materials.
  • A very important way we urge our customers to partner with us in our environmental efforts is by using our digital/Internet ordering, proofing, and reordering system. Use of our digital ordering system enables all of us to save substantial amounts of gasoline and other raw materials.
  • We have replaced incandescent lamps with low wattage LED's whenever possible.
  • We drive a Hybrid car for delivery of printing projects to our corporate clients.
  • If you have suggestions about other ways we could further limit our environmental impact, please call us with your ideas.