Eager to find environmentally-friendly marketing solutions? We'll put your mind at ease and help you show your customers that you prioritize sustainable choices through our commitment to eco-friendly printing.
TPH is delighted to join the list of respected organizations that have been recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers of 2021. The award, presented by Mediacorp Canada Inc., is given to employers that lead the nation in creating a culture that values sustainable initiatives and environmental awareness.
North America's most forest-friendly printer
As a result of our environmental initiatives, The Printing House was rated North America's most forest-friendly printer in Canopy's 2019 Blueline Ranking, the only comprehensive assessment of the environmental performance of North America's printers. The Blueline Ranking is designed to help paper and packaging customers choose printers that can help them meet their own climate and sustainability goals and access Ancient Forest Friendly papers.
We have achieved our ranking by working to reduce our use of papers that contain ancient and endangered forest fibre, working to advancing forest conservation solutions, supporting the development of new environmental papers, and bringing a high degree of transparency to our sustainability initiatives.
Our commitment to the environment allows us to provide our customers with a wide range of Ancient Forest Friendly™ products, as designated by Canopy.
We recognize that single use packaging, whether plastics or paper, currently exerts an impact on ecosystems at the resource extraction point, during production and in disposal. Learn more about Pack4Good.
Learn more about our environmental partnerships. See a complete list of our environmental certifications.
Learn more about our environmental initiatives
The fourth TPH 2020 Sustainability Report was published to show our environmental initiatives for the year. This report outlines our environmental efforts put in place for people, paper, planet, and our
Our Paper Procurement Policy supports the development and use of papers that do not come from ancient and endangered forests. This document ensures all suppliers enlist the same environmental responsibility practices we
have chosen to implement throughout the company.
The Printing House is working with not-for-profit Canopy to encourage governments and the forestry sector to support and advance the protection of the world’s ancient and endangered forests. We are committed and proud to contribute to the creation of conservation legacies in these landscapes of hope.
Forest Landscapes of Hope: TPH is conscious of the impacts of sourcing decisions on endangered species, high conservation value forests, communities and climate, in places like the Boreal and the Broadback Forest, Coastal Temperate Rainforests and Indonesian Rainforests. We are working closely with not-for-profit Canopy on policy implementation to ensure we carefully assess our fibre sourcing to avoid ancient and endangered forest regions.
The Printing House is committed to the conservation of the world’s ancient and endangered forest ecosystems.
As part of that commitment, we strongly support the North American commercial-scale development of pulp, paper and packaging alternatives that are derived from agricultural residues like wheat straw. These provide a way to diversity the fibre basket and meet our continued need for high-quality, cost-effective products.
Our eco printing solutions save you shipping time and costs, lower emissions, and reduce the chance of damage. We send your files to the location closest to your print job's destination using a ‘Distribute-then-Print’
practice. ‘Distribute-then-Print’ means you have access to all TPH locations Canada wide. This saves the environment one shipment at a time.
With over 70 networked locations across Canada, you’re sure to find a TPH location close by. Our sustainable print shops are ready to provide environmental printing services you can feel great about!
TPH believes in the circular economy where there is no product called “waste”; there is only materials flow. All of our TPH locations participate in recycling through subcontracting recycling services (if not provided by
the landlord) and through municipalities in which we operate. If something cannot be recycled, we reuse the material by-products to create things such as note pads and packaging.
We encourage our customers to print-on-demand, this eliminates any waste as you only print what you need. Too often, print collateral such as manuals, guides and forms will be out-of-date before there all used up. With
orders are done on-demand, you don’t have to worry about storing bulk orders, only throw half of it out later. Printing on demand helps us save energy by printing less and decreases waste by eliminating unnecessary copies. TPH is a
short-run, on-demand printer, and we do not have minimum quantity orders. Short-run printing allows our customers to order only what they need, when they need it.
All of the paper used at The Printing House head office is 100% recycled. Both head office and the locations are mandated to recycle 100% of all recyclable materials due to the zero-waste system's design put in place.
The Printing House’s Health, Safety, and the Environment committee provides extensive training and education on how to divert waste from landfills. TPH practices Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and we recycle all paper and toner
cartridges. The Printing House internally also recycles batteries, electronic waste, and printing plates. Sometimes it is not possible to divert waste from landfills. In these cases, The Printing House ensures that this waste is dealt with
appropriately, so that there is minimal risk to the environment.
Green printing is easier than ever with a large selection of environmentally friendly and cost-conscious paper options to choose from. TPH is committed to the conservation of the world’s ancient and endangered forest
ecosystems. As part of our commitment, we strongly support the North American commercial-scale development of pulp, paper and packaging alternatives. These alternatives are derived from agricultural residues such as wheat straw as a way to
diversity the fibre basket and meet our continued need for high quality, cost-effective products that also look great!
All FSC® papers are certified by NEPCon, including papers from up to 100% recycled post-consumer waste.In 2020 80.58% of TPH's paper purchases, by volume (lbs) contain PCW (10%-100%).
Agriculture residue, wheatgrass and bagasse paper are available upon request.
Use of SFI® Certified paper: In 2020, 4.32% of the paper used was SFI Certified. This is an increase from 2.69% in 2019.
Use of FSC Recycled paper: In 2020, 4.07% of the paper used was Recycled. This is an increase from 3.53% in 2019*.
Use of FSC® paper: In 2020, 88.98% of the paper used was FSC® certified. This decreased from 92.11% in 2019. TPH is assessing the decline and will implement measures to discourage the use
of papers not certified
*Please note that the baseline calculation from previous years has been slightly modified.