From 2011 to 2013, the percentage of Standard and Poor’s 500 companies publishing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reports rose from 20 percent to 72 percent. The message was clear: Disclosing information on sustainability performance is no longer just a way for business leaders to get ahead of the competition; it’s a requirement to avoid falling behind.
Investors today demand more than clean balance sheets and quality products. Today, the product is only as good as the production methods behind it; if it’s not sustainable, it might not fly. Cutting waste and improving efficiency are easier said than done, but one of the largest sources of waste in business is also one of the simplest to reduce: printing.