- 4.1: Accellent
- 4.2: A.T.U.
- 4.3: Bharti Infratel
- 4.4: Biomet
- 4.5: Bis Industries Limited
- 4.6: Capsugel
- 4.7: Dalmia Bharat Cement
- 4.8: Del Monte Foods
- 4.9: Dollar General
- 4.10: First Data
- 4.11: HCA
- 4.12: KION Group
- 4.13: MMI
- 4.14: Oriental Brewery
- 4.16: Pets at Home
- 4.17: PRIMEDIA, Inc.
- 4.18: Sealy
- 4.19: SunGard
- 4.20: Tarkett
- 4.21: TDC A/S
- 4.22: US Foods
- 4.23: Van Gansewinkel Groep
- 4.24: Versatel
- 4.25: Visant
- 4.26: WILD Flavors
Visant is a leading marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics sampling, and educational and trade publishing segments.
Key Environmental Performance Area:
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Facilities)
In 2010, as part of the Green Portfolio Program, Visant began actively measuring energy consumption in its Lehigh Phoenix facility in Hagerstown, Maryland.
In absolute terms, GHG emissions from these sources have decreased 2% compared to a 2009 baseline. Over the same time period, efficiency has decreased by 19% (GHGs/impression1) at production facilities.2 This decline in efficiency over this time period is attributed primarily to the replacement of non-UV presses to UV presses, which increased energy use per impression. The utilization of UV presses shortens the production cycle, reduces volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and toxic air pollutants (TAPs), and increases Lehigh Phoenix’s ability to decorate and enhance their products.
While Lehigh Phoenix did not achieve savings in 2011, it has already taken the actions identified below and is considering or has plans in place that will allow for better tracking and managing of energy consumption in the future, including the possible installation of energy tracking system that will allow for machine-specific analysis.
Visant (Lehigh Phoenix): Facility GHG Efficiency (2009 Baseline)
Change in productivity – GHGs/impression (%)
Change in absolute GHGs (%)
In 2011, Lehigh Phoenix implemented the following practices:
- Completed a high-efficiency cooling tower project in Q1
- Installed motion sensors in all office areas for overhead lights
- Replaced old equipment with new higher efficiency equipment
Throughout 2012 and 2013, Lehigh Phoenix is continuing to focus on improving its energy efficiency and is considering or actively implementing the following practices:
- Implementing an energy management system
- Replacing aging equipment with more energy efficient equipment
- Integrating house chilled water into existing presses
- Researching alternatives to UV ink curing systems
Visant (Lehigh Phoenix) enrolled in the Green Portfolio Program in 2010 and is reporting results for the first time.
Note: Reported numbers are rounded and may not produce the same results when used to analyze percent changes or total impact.
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