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Our Commitment to Sustainable Printing Practices

Since our start in 1912, Swift Print Communications has always been at the forefront of environmental sustainability, even before the importance of proactively protecting the environment was widely known. Our founder, John S. Swift, was fondly labeled St. Louis’ original Johnny Appleseed and was responsible for planting more than 250,000 trees in and around St. Louis, MO. Building upon our founder’s legacy, we have continued to make it our mission to further improve our sustainability efforts via environmentally friendly technologies and practices throughout our entire printing process.

True sustainability requires that we meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. That’s why it’s important to consider every facet of the printing process. At Swift Print Communications, we are proud to be a part of an industry that takes this to heart.

Our Sustainability Practices

At our local print shop, nothing goes unnoticed in our effort to green our operations. From ongoing energy audits and coordinating paper shipments to recycling of office materials and more by our employees, our commitment to the environment and sustainability is wide ranging and ongoing.

At Swift Print Communications, we believe that everyone must do their part in order to protect and maintain a healthy environment for future generations. At our print facility, our sustainability efforts include the following:

100 %
of wastepaper recycled
100 %
of aluminum plates recycled
100 %
of our inks are soy based.
100 %
of chemicals used in the printing production process are stored and recycled responsibly.
30 %
of production plant's electricity consumption reduced with high-quality LED lighting

At Swift Print Communications, we believe print is the original green communication and aim to not only deliver environmentally sustainable quality printing services, but to also keep our customers informed on all things print, paper, and sustainability.

Sustainability Beyond Our Local Print Shop

At our print facility, our sustainability practices extend well beyond our walls. We partner with suppliers who share our commitment. This chain of custody ensures that the entire process – from the forest to the printing floor and ultimately to your door – involves sustainable practices.

We not only look for paper suppliers who are certified as engaging in environmentally sustainable practices, but we also have personally been audited and officially certified as a partner in this process. We have received our certifications from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Forest Stewardship Council, and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification.

These certifications demonstrate our role in ensuring that the sustainability chain is unbroken and that our link remains strong as we protect the planet. As your printing and communications partner, we are part of the long-term solution in leaving our world a better place for generations to come.

Contact Us for Sustainable Quality Printing Services

At Swift Print Communications, our team of expert printers strive to provide our customers with quality printing services without compromising our sustainability practices. To learn more about our custom printing services and solutions and our sustainability practices, or to schedule a tour at our local print shop to see our process firsthand, contact our team at Swift Print Communications today!

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