LUXEMBOURG, June 19, 2017 (Press Release) -Flint Group has today announced publication of its 2017 Sustainability Report - providing the most comprehensive and accurate view of the organisation’s sustainability performance to date.
“We are proud to be able to share the progress that has been made over the past two years, in what has been an exciting and transformational period for our business.” said Antoine Fady, CEO Flint Group. He continued, “As our organisation has continued to grow we have maintained a strong focus on building and consolidating on our sustainability culture, taking some important steps to measure and reduce our environmental footprint.”
Aligned to the Dow Jones Sustainable Index, the report outlines the Group’s performance in three key areas—Social, Economic and Environment—detailing the way in which Flint Group has incorporated sustainable business practices into its daily activities. This year’s report also features a significant emphasis on Flint Group’s approach to measuring energy, expanding its scope and focus to not only review energy usage but also evaluate the energy intensity to provide a greater depth of understanding and transparency within its sustainability reporting.
“We are delighted to introduce our 2017 Sustainability Report, which explores in depth the progress we have made in 2015 and 2016 on our sustainability journey,” says Russell Taylor, Senior Vice-President Global Human Resources with leadership responsibility for Flint Group’s sustainability programme. He continues, “We have been encouraged by our achievements to date, stepping up our focus on environmental measurement and reporting, initiating many important improvement projects and working to further embed sustainability practises firmly within the core of our organisation. We recognise fully we are on a journey with so much yet to be done - but that progress is very encouraging and importantly is built on authentic and solid foundations.”
“Within the report you will find many examples of how the organisation has strived to understand and respond to our customers’ precise needs, empowered our people and give back time and resources to our local communities. The sheer energy and commitment of so many Flint Group teams around the world to this subject is quite remarkable and humbling. ”
Since its formation in 2005, Flint Group has continued to deliver market-leading sustainable solutions and has adopted a strategic approach to sustainability—based on the organisations own Mission and Guiding and Principles. This approach not only ensures alignment to business strategy but also to its organisational goal of operating in a manner that maximises product performance and makes strong financial sense - whilst minimising any negative impact of its operations on the environment.
As one of the leading suppliers to the Printing and Packaging industries, Flint Group remains committed to implementing initiatives that support continual improvement in all areas – including sustainability. The report is intended to serve as a flagship document for stakeholders to help understand Flint Group’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.
About Flint Group:
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables and printing equipment, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications; Flint Group also designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for labels and packaging applications, document printing, as well as commercial printing as well as platemaking equipment for the newspaper industry and computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market; With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. Revenues for 2016 were € 2.3 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.