Parisleaf Printing and Design recently completed the CurrentState™ Sustainability Audit and received Platinum Certification – the highest certification level available.
THE CLIENT’S CHALLENGE
Parisleaf is a Printing and Design company located in Gainesville, Florida. Parisleaf provides a variety of services which include printing, branding packages, web and logo design.
Parisleaf’s largest challenge is that traditional print related goods and services can have a significant negative impact on the environment. Negative impacts occur at all stages of the paper life cycle – the harvesting of trees, the processing of wood fiber into pulp andthe disposal of paper products at the end of their useful life.
However, Parisleaf has overcome these challenges. They offer carbon negative printing and web solutions to its clients. Parisleaf is able to achieve this because of their innovative green practices and the steps they take to mitigate their effect on the environment.
Parisleaf completed the Small Business version of CurrentState™ and chose to complete all three modules – Green IT, Business and Facilities.
“The CurrentState surveys were easy to fill out and complete. They were worded appropriately and were organized in a way that made the entire process efficient. The surveys were not overbearing and were constructed in a manner that allowed for a more detailed analysis of our company’s sustainability efforts.” – Chad Paris, Owner
Parisleaf achieved Platinum Certification – the highest certification level available. Platinum represents exceptional performance across all sustainability categories.
“The Findings Report gave our team here at Parisleaf an opportunity to examine the great strides we have already made in our sustainability efforts as well as the changes that we still need to make to improve our green initiatives.
We appreciated the way in which the surveys were broken down into individual sections which sought to examine everything from employee education methods to company power usage. We found the findings accurate and useful towards accomplishing Parisleaf’s green conservation efforts.” Chad Paris, Owner.
Parisleaf has several exceptional operational practices in place that set them apart. These include:
- planting 10 trees for every order
- planting 100 trees for every website order
- offering carbon ‘negative’ goods and service through mitigation activities
- using 55% post-consumer recycled material for print jobs
- using soy and vegetable-based inks
- using chlorine-free paper stocks and VOC solvents
- using water based finishes (such as Aqueous coating) instead of the non-biodegradable UV coatings
The majority of quick wins and recommendations in the Findings Report suggest ways to fine-tune and improve existing initiatives.
“Having seen the Findings Report, we take pride in all that has been accomplished at Parisleaf. We also will use the recommendations described in the report as a tool to encourage further sustainability growth within the company. We plan to integrate your presented advice with the short and long term goals of Parisleaf.” – Chad Paris, Owner
ABOUT THE CURRENTSTATE EXPERIENCE
“Our experience with CurrentState was quite pleasurable. The CurrentState team was committed to helping us complete their surveys in a timely manner. Their team was always easily accessible and in constant communication with us. We appreciated their dedication during this joint project.” – Chad Paris, Owner
About Parisleaf Printing and Design
Parisleaf is a Printing and Design company located in Gainesville, Florida. Parisleaf provides a variety of services which include printing, branding packages, web and logo design. More information about Parisleaf can be found at their website: http://www.parisleaf.com.