Committed to climate protection: The BVDM (Printing and Media Industries Federations) climate initiative is ten years old

For ten years now, printing companies have committed themselves to climate protection within the climate initiative project of The BVDM (Printing and Media Industries Federations), and have produced more than 131,000 different print jobs in a climate-neutral manner. This year, the printing companies that have participated in the initiative since the beginning are to receive awards for their ecological commitment.

With their climate initiative, the BVDM (Printing and Media Industries Federations) and the Printing and Media State Associations support printing companies in quantifying the emissions of individual print products, optimizing them and lastly to compensate for them, in other words offset them. They have now been doing this for ten years.

And the results of this joint commitment are impressive. Since 2007, more than 131,000 different print jobs have been produced in a climate-neutral manner, and in the process a total of 185,000,000 kilograms of CO₂ have been offset through investments in climate protection projects.

In this year the federations and associations are to honor all the companies that have participated in the climate initiative from the very beginning for their commitment. Among other things they will receive a certificate that will be personally handed over.

“The climate initiative of the federations and associations is a success story that would not have been possible without all the companies that were convinced about it from the outset “, emphasizes Dr. Paul Albert Deimel, Managing Director of the BVDM (Printing and Media Industries Federations). “They deserve the utmost thanks for their trust and commitment. “

The objective of the climate initiative of the Printing and Media Industries Federations is to contribute to climate protection, to counteract global warming and limit its effects. It follows a holistic climate protection approach based on the following principle: greenhouse gas emissions must be quantified and reduced. This is achieved in practice with an energy efficiency analysis and the provision of a CO₂-calculator developed with scientific expertise. The unavoidable emissions are compensated for by recognized climate protection projects and “neutralized“ so to speak.