Category: Printers

New Sustainability Leaders Rise to the Top of 2018 Blueline Ranking

The Printing House and Taylor Communications ranked as #1 and #2  most Forest-Friendly Printers Vancouver, November 14, 2018. The Printing House, Taylor Communications and Mitchell Press are the three highest ranked printers in Canopy’s 2018 Blueline Ranking, the only comprehensive assessment of the environmental performance of North America’s printers. Published by global environmental not-for-profit Canopy, the … Continued

Time to Improve your Blueline Sustainability Ranking!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: VANCOUVER, APRIL 17, 2018. There are a few sure signs that spring has arrived in North America — seeing a robin, buds on trees, and of course, the call to participate in Canopy’s annual Blueline Ranking! The award-winning Blueline Ranking assesses many of the top 30 North American printers in the Printing Impressions 400 on key … Continued

NATIONAL OBSERVER: Six Canadian printers make top 10 in sustainability ranking

This article was published in the National Observer Six Canadian printers have made the top 10 this year in a Vancouver environmental organization’s sustainability rankings. On Thursday, Canopy Planet released its annual Blueline Ranking for 2017. Canopy calls its ranking system a “consumer guide” to the sustainability performance of the largest printers in North America. The … Continued

Canopy’s Annual Blueline Ranking Now Live: The 2017 Guide to Greater Sustainability – Does your Printer make the Grade?

For Immediate Release Vancouver, July 27 2017. Today, international environmental not-for-profit Canopy unveiled the 2017 update to its Blueline Ranking – a widely used customer tool profiling and ranking the sustainability performance of North America’s largest printers. Printers analyzed in this year’s assessment represent $34 billion in annual sales in the highly competitive North American … Continued

Blueline Sustainability Ranking: The Tool for Reaching Eco-Minded Customers

The trend toward corporate transparency and sustainability leadership is taking hold around the globe and across sectors in response to ever escalating customer and consumer demand. The most recent indicator of this was announced in March when up and coming global clothing giant Uniqlo posted — publicly — a list of 150 suppliers as part … Continued

Canopy’s Ecopaper Database – The “Holy Grail” of Directories for North America’s Best Environmental Papers

Canopy launches expanded go-to resource for print customers with sustainability preferences   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, May 9, 2017 – As a growing number of manufacturers seek to meet the growing market for environmental papers and packaging, Canopy launched its updated Ecopaper Database today. The much-anticipated 2017 iteration of this online resource features more than … Continued

The Link Between Forest Fires and Your Paper Choices

Originally published in Printing Impressions by Canopy Campaigner Catherine Stewart. Record-breaking heat is blasting the southwest as fires devour parts of California, New Mexico and Arizona. Eighty-thousand people were recently evacuated from the northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray as fire raged through Canada’s boreal forest. Another dry, hot summer with the risk of more … Continued

5 Key Takeaways on North America’s Most Sustainable Printers

By Canopy Director Nicole Rycroft. This blog was originally published in Sustainable Brands. Remember Coles Notes? Those magical little study aids that helped bring focus and clarity to even the most mind-numbing of university courses (Hmmm, come to think of it, I wonder what they were printed on?). As a busy professional, I now rely … Continued

Looking for the most sustainable printers in North America? Canopy’s Updated Blueline Ranking shows Clear Leaders.

Vancouver, May 5th, 2016 – Today international non-profit Canopy released an update to its award-winning Blueline Report, which profiles and ranks the environmental performance of North America’s largest printers. It ranks major printers on a set of twenty-eight key criteria and directs consumer brands to the sector’s leaders in environmental performance. The update comes within … Continued

It’s Not 1776 – But You Can Join the New Revolution

Originally published in Printing Impressions. Revolutionary change can happen suddenly, whether it’s a “tea party” that results in a new nation or the near-instant embrace of a social media platform that reshapes our reality virtually overnight. Or revolutions can take time, building slowly as more innovations occur, technological advances take hold and momentum grows. In … Continued

Research Shows Customers Want to Trust – and Verify

Originally published in Printing Impressions by Catherine Stewart. As focus on the environment increases—from government commitments on climate action to personal and corporate sourcing of ethical products—it shouldn’t surprise us that customers want more information. As a recent global CSR report verified “nearly all global consumers expect companies to act responsibly, but half need to hear … Continued

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 … Continued

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