Friesens ranked No. 6 among top printers in Canopy’s 2018 Blueline Ranking for Sustainability

Canopy’s recently announced 2018 Blueline Ranking for Sustainability places Altona-Manitoba-based book publishing leader Friesens as the highest book manufacturer in North America and Number 6 Overall Printer. Friesens was also named winner of the coveted Dark Green Ink Drops standing. Dark Green Ink Drops are awarded to printers undertaking more forest conservation engagement and transparency than the leaders in the top 8 of the 2017 Blueline Ranking. Canopy’s Blueline Ranking is the primary resource for every sustainably-conscious business that requires printing services. Canopy works with the forest industry’s largest customers and their suppliers to develop business solutions that protect forests around the world.

Chad Friesen.

“We’re very honoured to receive the Dark Green Ink Drop from Canopy. The employee-owners of Friesens are committed to protecting the environment,” said Chad Friesen, Friesens President and CEO. “We try to use our resources as carefully as possible – reusing and recycling whatever we can.” Friesens added that its overall intention is to protect its people, customers, community and natural environment in order to help sustain global human development. It does this by taking steps to prevent or lessen any adverse impacts that might result from its operations and its products. “Continuous re-evaluation of our standards and processes is part of the culture at Friesens, and our employee-owners are committed to ensuring the protection of the environment,” the company added.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.