Southeastern’s commitment to the environment doesn’t end with just ink and paper choices. In fact, we evaluate all of our practices company-wide to continuously find innovative ways to reduce our footprint and improve our contribution to a healthier ecology.
As a result, we were among the first printers regionally to adopt a paperless quoting and proofing system. This not only cuts down on paper usage, but also reduces carbon emissions from extra pick-up and deliveries.
Some of our other groundbreaking environmental processes include:
- Computer-to-plate digital image transfer, eliminating the use of film and the chemicals and metal bi-products used in film processing.
- Recycling of our printing plates.
- Automatic power-down “sleep mode” for all presses and computer equipment when idle results in significant energy conservation.
- Use of virtual web servers for reduced energy consumption.
- Scrap paper management and recycling program.
- Environmental Benefits Statement, a report to our clients that allows each one to recognize the ecological value of the services Southeastern provides specifically to their business.
- Overall waste reduction and carbon footprint reduction through individual efforts.
- Employee education program.
Southeastern is also in the process of adopting more automated processes which improves both production and energy efficiency.
And our commitment goes well beyond our operations. Our employees have adopted a local roadway, and engage in volunteer clean up efforts during their own time.
Our green practices and processes have achieved recognition with numerous awards, including the 2012 “Environmental Stewardship Business Award from “Keep Martin Beautiful.” Other awards include the 2011 “Governor’s Green to Gold Award” and Florida Power & Light’s “Energy Savvy Award” in 2010 for our demonstration of leadership in industry energy efficiency.
At Southeastern, conservation is not just a buzzword. It’s a way of life.