Ernst Gugler, CEO of the communication agency gugler*, hands over the TRIGOS award to Kasper Larsen from KLS PurePrint.
PrintTheChange community: awarded the Trigos and already planning the next healthy projects
Melk, 28 June 2016
Only a few days ago, the PrintTheChange community was awarded the TRIGOS 2016 for the “best partnership– international commitment”. The partners gugler* print and KLS PurePrint A/S (Denmark) have now met in Melk to set the course for joint projects in the coming year.
Cradle to Cradle™ print products satisfy the highest ecological printing standards worldwide. The PrintTheChange community has now set about defining the strategy for the coming years to supply the world with Cradle to Cradle™ print products. Incidentally, weight and quantity are not bad things here because these print products have no negative impact on humans and the environment, either in their production or their use. They are also the healthiest print products because they contain neither toxic substances nor petroleum residues, a very important factor, particularly in the field of children’s books. The idea behind this is to raise awareness.
Cradle to Cradle™ is much more than just residue-free paper and healthy inks. Only companies who offer the complete package of renewable energies, protection of the quality of water and social responsibility will be certified.
Wider choice of different products
The aim of both printing companies is to constantly expand the papers and boards they offer, and to offer further print components and finishings based on the Cradle to Cradle™ criteria. Meetings will be held at least once a year to successively pursue this goal – by coordinating further developments, raising the level of awareness and further expanding the network. One important step in this direction is the new web site www.printthechange.com.
TRIGOS award winner
Companies from a total of 126 submissions and 29 nominees were awarded the TRIGOS, Austria’s most famous prize for corporate social responsibility, at the beginning of June. gugler* received the TRIGOS for the PrintTheChange community. The jury’s reasoning: gugler* cooperates with the Danish printers KLS Grafisk Hus, as well as EPEA internationale Umweltforschung GmbH and the Vugge til Vugge ApS Research Institute. The Print the Change community helps promote Cradle to Cradle™ printing in Europe. During the meeting in Melk, Ernst Gugler passed on the award to Kasper Larsen from KLS PurePrint. Kasper Larsen: „We at KLS PurePrint are proud to receive this prize together with Gugler, who have become one of our closest and most strategic business partners. We are certain of the potential in this partnership but we are happy that a visionary organization like Trigos recognizes this potential too.”