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We believe in the philosophy that sustainable purchasing practices need to minimize negative environmental impact. Epic Imaging has adopted the process laid out by the Sustainability Network by which sustainability purchasing is a management process used to acquire goods and services in a way that gives preference to suppliers that generate positive social and environmental outcomes and integrates sustainability considerations into product selection so that impacts on society and the environment are minimized throughout the full life cycle of our products.

Sustainability purchasing entails looking at what a product is made of, where it comes from, and who made it. We buy goods and services taking into account not only the economic value for money (price, quality, availability and functionality) but also the environmental, social and ethical impact of these goods and services at a local, regional and global level.

Our Sustainability purchasing considers:

Plastics and Metals

  • What signs are made of and how they can be reused or recycled.

  • The energy, material and emissions "footprints" associated with its manufacturing and transport.

  • Who has made the signs and their components and how they are made, and under what working conditions.

  • How the signs will ultimately be disposed of from our recycling partners.

  • Whether the purchase needs to be made at all.

  • The type of inks needed for the signs.

Our range of objectives for our sustainability purchasing programs includes:

  • Waste prevention and reduction

  • Resource reduction

  • Pollution and toxin reduction

  • Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

  • Biodiversity maintenance

  • Wages and working conditions

  • Employee health and safety

  • Human rights

  • Growth of sustainable economy

  • Support for local economy and social enterprises

  • Fair trade

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