As a business, we’ve been growing sustainably for 30 years. But, more importantly, we want to build a better world, and sustainability is the key to responsible forest management; waste reduction; and ink, paper, and energy recycling. We believe that good practices help the environment, our communities, and the world we all live in.
At Solisco, sustainability matters.
Industry leader Solisco is all about coming up with smart, head-turning print that stays true to its core values.
Our Environmental Mission
Because we know how important the environment is, we make it a priority to be green. We see it as not just a passing trend, but a long-term commitment.
Our Good Practices
No matter the job, our concern for the environment stays front and center.
Solisco is one of the proud Canadian printers to adhere to the certification systems. We are certified to the environmental and social standards of the Forest Stewardship Council®. Choosing FSC® certified papers ensures a responsible supply chain and supports sustainable forest management.
The paper used has been identified and separated from ineligible and unacceptable material as it makes its way along the supply chain from the forest to the market.
Solisco is recognized for the excellent print quality on these types of paper.
At Solisco, not only do we use heavy-metal-free inks, our inks contain the highest percentage of plant-based ingredients possible without affecting print quality. These include soya and flax oil as well as resin derived from pine and fir trees.
Solisco is proud to say that none of the products used in its printing processes have been tested on animals.
Our energy use
Creating print projects consumes a lot less energy than manufacturing electronic devices. For example, it takes only 2 kWh to produce a book, while making a tablet uses up 100 kWh, without counting the energy required for each charge. (How Green Is My iPad)
The useful life of printed documents doesn’t end once the consumer has read them. They can be processed and reintroduced into the production cycle, reducing the need to use new materials. At Solisco, we do our part each week by recycling our paper waste. In addition to paper waste, Solisco also recycles aluminum and ink waste from its printing presses.
PrintReleaf guarantees every sheet of paper a customer consumes will be reforested.
We measure your use, report it to PrintReleaf, and new trees are planted on your behalf in PrintReleaf certified reforestation projects across the globe.