Donnelley Financial Solutions’ practices are built around the concept that sustainability does not involve making a choice between being cost-effective and being conscious of environmental impacts. It integrates the two. An excerpt from our Environmental Health & Safety Policy states our commitment to, “Strive continuously to improve global Environmental Health & Safety performance by using practices that protect employees and the environment, including reducing the quantity of emissions, developing opportunities for recycling and pollution prevention and using paper, energy, and other resources more efficiently.”
Resource Efficiency: Getting the Most Out of our Natural Resources
We identify, measure, and continuously improve efficiencies associated with consumption and use of energy, raw materials, water and other resources. Donnelley Financial Solutions is pursuing energy efficiency programs involving several di‑erent technologies that we are installing in our plants worldwide. In order to reduce our energy usage we’re investing to use enhanced energy consumption and recovery systems. Included below are some examples of the energy reduction opportunities pursued:
Electrical Demand Response Programs
In the hot summer months, there are times when electrical supplies cannot meet demand. To help reduce consumption and allow utilities to manage demand without brownouts or investment in costly generation capacity, Donnelley Financial Solutions participates in several Demand Response programs. These programs, offered by some local utilities, ask large industrial users to reduce consumption during peak demand periods.
Computer and Lighting Energy Reductions
We use energy efficient ballasts and light bulbs and continue to expand our deployment of Energy STAR compliant computer equipment. We’re also continuing our implementation of a software solution that maximizes energy efficiency of PCs and monitors. It automatically monitors the systems and moves them to lower energy consumption levels when they are not in use.
Energy Efficient Oxidizer
Oxidizers are devices used to control emissions from printing processes. Donnelley Financial Solutions continues to invest in emerging technologies that use significantly less natural gas while achieving better overall performance.
To ensure a brighter future, Donnelley Financial Solutions is taking advantage of recent advances in lighting technology. We have completed lighting system retrofits in multiple domestic facilities.
Procurement: Minimizing Environmental Impact Through Procurement Practices
Donnelley Financial Solutions has a depth of supply-chain expertise, and is a subject matter expert on environmentally preferable products. We believe we are uniquely capable of partnering with our customers to help minimize impact to the environment. We extend our influence across the breadth of the supply chain by encouraging sustainable practices among our suppliers and enabling them for our customers.
Responsible Forestry Management
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We continue to explore ways to substitute more sustainable materials, from using inks that include soy, vegetable, or other renewable content, to making alcohol replacements in fountain solutions. We also make a range of recycled papers available to our customers.
RPM (Regulated Products and Materials) Safety Specifications
We have developed comprehensive environmental specifications that are used in contracts with our vendors, suppliers and contractors.
Papers, Inks, Coatings, Adhesives, other Raw Materials and Finished Products
The RPM has been created to ensure that all materials purchased and finished products provided by Donnelley Financial Solutions are compliant with applicable environmental requirements in the country of manufacture as well as a number of international regulations including, but not limited to:
- Conflict Minerals
- Consumer Product Safety Information Act (CPSIA)
- Endangered Species Act
- Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)
- Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
- Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
- Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH)
- California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (CA Proposition 65)
- U.S. Lacey Act
As an assembler of these finished materials, Donnelley Financial Solutions also confirms that it does not intentionally add any chemical components to final products supplied to our customers.
Waste Minimization: Finding Ways to Minimize Waste Throughout the Supply Chain
Solid Waste Reduction
Reuse, repair, repurpose, and recycle. These practices guide our waste minimization efforts. We work with our customers and suppliers to ensure that materials meet environmentally-responsible specifications, for example, by including post-consumer fiber.
Our facilities also focus on:
- Returning wood pallets to vendors for reuse
- Using end-of-roll paper as packing material
- Reusing paper cardboard wrappers and roll headers as packing material between layers
- Reusing polystyrene wrap to affix printed rolls on pallets
- Recycling oil, plastic wrap, aluminum printing plates, CDs (shredded), end rolls (also used as packing material), bare cores (cardboard), carbon interleave, bound and stapled waste, negatives, plastic wrap, add roll trim, paper tear off, and office paper
- Using and laundering cloth shop towels
- Returning forklift batteries for recycling
- Repairing and reusing broken/damaged pallets
We strive to learn and share best practices through internal and external education, communication, and through demonstrations of our commitment and progress.