Our Commitment

We’re dedicated to working with local suppliers and locally crafted brands.

1. A focus on localized economics

By focusing on relationships with local and environmentally responsible suppliers, Glenmore has a reduced dependence on long haul shipping. One example of this is Glenmore’s commitment to use a North American produced FSC® (FSC-C003129) certified stock as a standard house sheet. Flexibility, fast turnaround time, a healthy economy and reduced shipping emissions are all a by-product of Glenmore’s commitment to our community.

2. A focus on material and waste reduction

There is no denying that the production of pulp and paper is the largest factor effecting the environmental life cycle of a printed product. Over the past 10 years, Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging has reduced paper waste through an improved sustainability management system, and a commitment to reduce sheet wastage, and product packaging. Further, Glenmore has reduced chemical waste through several processes, while discovering alternative ways for chemical disposal. Glenmore is always actively developing ways to reduce paper, water, and material waste to reduce the life cycle impact of printed products.

3. A focus on energy reduction

While material reduction is an important factor in reducing environmental impact, so too is a reduction in energy consumption. Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging consistently purchased the most modern, and energy efficient printing and finishing equipment to reduce energy usage. Further, Glenmore has also taken significant steps to reduce overhead and processes required to complete a job. These two factors have accounted for a significant abatement in Glenmore’s environmental footprint.

4. A focus on social responsibility

Social responsibility is a key factor in sustainability. Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging continually gives to charities such as United Way, BC Cancer Research Society, World Vision, and Union Gospel Mission. Charities such as these pave the way for a sustainable planet, as well as a healthy local and global community.

5. A focus on environmental certification

As an FSC® (FSC-C003129) certified printer, Glenmore prints jobs in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Forest Stewardship Council. While this certification alone does not regulate environmental standards, Glenmore has set a goal to pursue an additional well known certification program regulating environmental management.

6. A focus on energy efficient print designs

The reduction of environmental impacts start at the drawing board. Glenmore sales and estimating staff often work with customers to create designs that are environmentally responsible. From changing design sizes, to suggesting the best process for finishing, Glenmore’s staff are trained to help clients conceptualize an energy efficient print design.

7. Employment of a licensed environmental manager

At Glenmore we’re serious about our goals to reduce environmental impacts. We employ a licensed environmental auditor who actively works on improving environmental responsibility. This employee is an associate member in good standing with the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), and holds a Masters degree in Corporate Environmental Management.