Lowe-Martin was presented with the Gold Award as the Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Company at the Canadian Printing Awards Gala in November. In addition, we were recognized for several outstanding projects which put our customers' creativity on display.
Lowe-Martin was recognized for our Carbon Management and use of greener alternatives like 100% renewable electricity from Bullfrog Power. In 2016, Lowe-Martin reduced the absolute carbon emissions of our Mississauga operations by 20% and purchased carbon offsets for the remaining balance to achieve Carbon Neutrality. Our Ottawa plants increased the number of Carbon Neutral projects produced for our customers and purchased 120% more carbon offsets. Overall, we reduced our electricity consumption by 8.6% while increasing our volume of work year over year.