PRINTCAN: Canopy’s Blueline Report Wins Gold at Canadian Printing Awards

18 November, 2015. Originally published in PrintCAN.

Canopy’s guide to the most forest-friendly North American printers, The Blueline Report 2015, has been awarded a Canadian Printing Award. The report took home Gold in the Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Service category, during the annual event on Nov. 12.

“This award recognizes the value of The Blueline Report and Canopy’s printer rankings to major print customers,” Neva Murtha, Canopy’s senior campaigner, said. “The report’s robust content has ensured its utility for customers seeking to improve their sustainability track record with the printers they choose.”

According to Canopy, the report has prompted quick responses from printers in just three months.

  • Six printers have added additional sustainability content to their websites: IWCO Direct, EarthColor, St. Joseph Communications, TPH The Printing House, MET Fine Printers and Harmony.
  • Three new printers developed and published new environmental paper policy content, while two more are actively engaging Canopy on policy development.
  • The biggest mover was TPH The Printing House who did not appear in the first assessment and now sits at #4. St. Joseph’s Communications, IWCO Direct and MET Fine Printers followed with the biggest gains in rank.

The organization says that while 25% of the top 30 North American printers have now developed endangered forest commitments, seven printers still have no sustainability content on their sites.