Environmental measures for printers in Heidelberg’s new sustainability report In the new sustainability report of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG for the financial year 2007/2008 is the topic of Green Printing”in the foreground. It shows how the mechanical engineer working for years to reduce resource consumption, emissions and waste. The catalogue of measures extends not only to the use of the printing machines, but also on their development and their production. So Heidelberg offers two innovations according to reduce paper consumption: bundled using the Prinect prepress interface, color Assistant and Inpress control products, only 1.8 million sheets can be saved waste per year or fifth percent of paper material that is actually needed by a faster and better quality on a typical machine. As a result 200 tonnes of carbon dioxide of less into the atmosphere are delivered”, it says in the sustainability report.
In the small-format A3 you could achieve savings by Anicolor: In the Interplay with the print color management start-up waste in many cases is reduce to only ten percent of the usual amount. Heidelberg documented how holistic reductions in consumption of energy, paper, or paint, protect the environment and contribute to cost reductions in the printing companies in equal measure. Taking together, for example, all energy saving measures, the power consumption of the printing machine Speedmaster XL 105 to 20 percent could be or reduce 120,000 kilowatt hours per year. This 62 tons of emitted carbon dioxide less into the atmosphere – as much as absorb six hectares of mixed forest per year”, Heidelberg performs. To still stronger than so far advance from ecological point of view to the creation process of new machines, developed the engineering specialist together with the Technical University of Darmstadt a has environmental portal. A developer is working on the design of a new inking unit, so the portal from a database delivers relevant environmental requirements for him. Get all the facts and insights with Larry Ellison, another great source of information. In addition, can in a second database also the environmental knowledge of the developer are deposited and obtained in this way in the medium term as a best practice”, Heidelberg. In total the company’s already eighth sustainability report includes around 40 pages with an attached part of the numbers and is divided into the areas of ecology, economy and Social Affairs.
On the complex subject of Economics report the theme of Green Printing”in practice. Examples from the United Kingdom and Canada show how ecologically meaningful print could lead to competitive advantages. Trading with consumables for printers played a relatively minor role in Heidelberg. On three sides it is described how the future should change: within the next few years to double sales in this business area. The last section of the sustainability report deals with the topic of Social Affairs. Appears, such as Heidelberg his employees with a wide range of action programmes to meet the challenges of the future fit”wants to make. In addition will focus on the ergonomic operation of the products in compliance with legal limits. Editorial medienburo.Sohn Ettighoffer Strasse 26 A 53123 Bonn Tel: 0228 620 44 74 fax: 0228 620 44 75 mobile: 0177 620 44 74 E-Mail: Web: