Environmental Results

We strive to minimize environmental impact from our operations, products, and services.
2019 Progress against 5-Year Environmental Goals
5-Year Environmental Goal Progress in 2019
Reduce our total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (tCO2-eq) per US $ Revenue by 5% compared with 2015 2019 was not a year for our comprehensive Biennial Materiality Study across the whole company. This does not mean we stopped trying to reduce our GHG emissions.  For example, by the end of 2019, our Thermal Media Manufacturing facility has reduced electricity consumption by 15.8% compared with the 2015 baseline. In addition, our sensitized photographic paper manufacturing partner has reduced their energy consumption by 6.4% since 2017. These operations represent the two largest contributors to the overall company GHG emissions.
Maintain uninterrupted ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certifications We continue to maintain five externally accredited ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) with no significant non conformances. One for environmental oversight and governance and product stewardship and the others for our manufacturing sites. These management systems require policy and senior management leadership and commitment, compliance with legal and other requirements, risk management, annual internal and external audits with the goal of continuous improvement and minimization of environmental impacts.
Meet Australian Packaging Covenant (APCO) This voluntary agreement between government and industry’s goals are to reduce the environmental impacts of packaging, to design more sustainable packaging, increase recycling rates and reduce packaging litter. While the program is based in Australia, we do leverage the improvements globally. We have been APCO members since 2016. In our 2019/20 annual APCO report, our sustainability score rose from 40% to 46%. We have improved our overall status to Level 3, i.e. ‘Advanced’.
All Scanners will meet Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) criteria (100% Bronze, 80% Silver and 10% Gold) EPEAT is a global three tier rating system (Eco Logo) to recognize environmental performance of electronic products. EPEAT is third-party verified and covers the full product lifecycle, from design and production to energy use and recycling. We are ahead of our goal as 100% of our entire scanner portfolio is currently registered at EPEAT Silver level. We made significant progress in 2019 to obtain the additional criteria needed for Gold level for a range of new scanners due to be launched in 2020.