The Printing House Limited (TPH) celebrates a fourth year as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2020

TORONTO, June 17, 2020 - The Printing House™ (TPH®) has once again been recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2020.

FSC® certified

This special designation is given to Canadian employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness. Winning employers, selected by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers project at Mediacorp Canada Inc., are evaluated using four main criteria: (1) unique environmental initiatives or programs they have developed; (2) whether they have been successful in reducing their own environmental footprint; (3) whether their employees are involved in these programs and contribute unique skills; and (4) whether their environmental initiatives have become linked to the employer’s public identity, attracting new employees or customers.

By prioritizing sustainability in what we do, TPH has been able to strategically focus our efforts as a company so that managers can make better environmental decisions. Together, we all can play a role in raising the bar in our industry and influencing buying behaviour in the marketplace.

Since 1961, TPH has believed that doing the right thing is good for business. “Our process for incorporating social responsibility and sustainability into our operations and decision-making is ingrained into our culture,” says Andrew O’Born, Vice President of Business Development. “We’ve tried to create a portfolio of things that we keep adding to in order to support our environmental initiatives. We’re a family business and we own our own stores, so we have that level of control, if you will. It’s something we believe in wholeheartedly.”

Jamie O’Born, TPH President, adds “…This past year we solidified our commitment to sustainability by declaring a corporate vision of ZERO WASTE. Living into this vision will be a journey and not one that is easily accomplished; it will take the best of our intentions, innovations, and efforts to apply this vision to all aspects of how we think and do our work."

Some of TPH's Green Initiatives include:

  • Recognized as North America’s Most Forest-Friendly Printer in Canopy’s 2019 Blueline Ranking.
  • Commitment to increased use of recycled papers and sustainable sourcing through three forest-based certifications including Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) CoC certification by Rainforest Alliance (FSC-C019596), Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) CoC certification (SFI-00537), and Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC®) CoC certification (PEFC/26-31-15).
  • Each year, three registered Canadian charities are selected as part of TPH’s payroll participation program. TPH matches the donations made by the staff dollar for dollar. The 2019 environmental program chosen was the University of Guelph Bee Research Centre: Buckfast Breeding Program. Buckfast bees are highly resistant to the bee parasite Acarapis woodi, which can cause devastating colony loss. Buckfast bees are bred for calmness, low tendency to swarm, non-aggressive behaviour and high honey production.
  • Forest Farmer offsets TPH’s environmental footprint and restores Canadian forests. For each new Corporate Account opened, a tree is planted in a Canadian forest. In 2019, we planned 1,665 trees.
  • Corporate Hive Hosting in partnership with Toronto Bee Rescue. Head Office is home to eight honey bee hives, turning our Head Office roof into a hub for local pollination.

Read TPH's 2019 Sustainability Report to learn more about TPH's sustainability efforts, or visit www.tph.ca/environmental.

View the reasons TPH was selected one of Canada's Greenest Employers 2020 at https://reviews.canadastop100.com/top-employer-printing-house.

About The Printing House

The Printing House has been a recognized leader and innovator in the printing industry for 59 years. Specializing in short-run, on-demand printing, with over 70 locations from coast to coast, we consistently meet and exceed customer expectations for service, quality and speed.

SOURCE: The Printing House Limited

For further information: Andrew O'Born, Vice President of Business Development, The Printing House, 416-538-5004 / aoborn@tph.ca