ISA's commitment to the environment lies in our value of “Community Involvement”. We understand that we are part of a global community that reaches far beyond the neighborhood in which we operate. Therefore, we are committed to protecting our world’s natural resources by using them wisely and disposing of our waste responsibly.
The following demonstrates our commitment to sustaining the global community we call Earth.
We are FSC® Certified, and we purchase paper from mills that are FSC Certified, SFI, or PEFC certified. Our major supplier of hi-bulk paper is energy independent and the greenest mill in North America.
Our inks contain renewable resources such as soybean, linseed, and vegetable oils as well as rosin-based resin. While the use of petroleum-based products in ink is still necessary for the heat set printing process, our vendor has several active projects to decrease this dependency and incorporate more renewable or recyclable materials.
Our UV Presses use inks and coatings that are entirely free of VOCs.
We consolidate mail to postal destinations and use freight consolidators, reducing the resources needed to transport and distribute the products we mail and produce.
In a manufacturing environment waste is inevitable. However, we do our best to reduce waste whenever possible and reuse and recycle what we can.
We are always seeking ways to operate more efficiently in order to reduce our use of non-renewable energy and waste.
Our pressroom reuses shop rags by utilizing a centrifuge to remove inks and solvents then sends them offsite to be properly cleaned. The centrifuge waste is then sent to an environmental service company that utilizes a waste-to-energy conversion process that preserves natural energy resources while effectively treating waste.
ISA's mail center and shipping department reuses pallets as well as postal sacks, sleeves, and trays used in the distribution of direct mail.
Paper trim from our presses, cutters, and folders is collected with a central vacuum system, baled, and sent for recycling. We also recycle all other paper waste, cardboard, used oil, and the aluminum plates used on all of our presses.