As a business, we’ve been growing sustainably for 25 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 centre.
Solisco was the first printing company in Canada to sign up for the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™) and SFI® (Sustainable Forestry Initiative®) programs, which ensure sound sustainable forest management practices. We also offer several recycled paper options and are recognized for the excellent quality of our printing on 100% recycled 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, through its patented software, allows our clients to select reforestation equivalent to the paper used on their projects. As a matter of fact, customers can designate any of seven different stressed forest areas around the world for their reforestation.