DSS Green Initiatives

As the world was evolving into an environmentally conscious community, DSS jumped in with both feet. From the materials we use, to our facilities’ layout, DSS is proud to say we are large advocates of promoting a greener tomorrow.

DSS is not ‘Going Green’, we are ‘Green’. The environment is important to all of us and we are committed to printing and producing your projects in the most eco-friendly way possible. DSS prides itself as an expert in the Green initiative in both the printing and packaging industry.”– Patrick White, CEO

So, how do we do it? The DSS team followed the U.S. Green Building Council’s program LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) when carefully designing the layout and function of our manufacturing facilities to coincide with these regulations.

What this means is we focused on, and met, the LEED’s five major component’s requirements:

  1. Water Efficiency  
  2. Energy and Atmosphere
  3. Materials and Resources
  4. Indoor Environmental Quality
  5. Innovation and Design

The DSS green design initiative is just one more way to surpass our customer’s expectations. But not, we have even developed a way for our customers to share in our Green efforts – DSS has the ability to use soy-based inks and post-consumer recycled content paper on all our printing and packaging products.

How it helps:

  • Created from soybean oil, these inks are available in brighter colors, are easier to recycle, more economic and reduce harmful chemicals in landfills; significantly lessening the traditional impact of printing goods on Mother Nature.
  • Although the percentage of recycled paper depends on each individual brand requested, each job DSS prints, incorporates a percentage of post-consumer waste, ranging from 10% to 100%. Additionally, our products are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified substrates.

The DSS team will continue to use practices, policies and procedures that tread lightly on the resources that sustain us as a manufacturer. And as always, we look forward to growing new and old relationships with vendors and clients that respect our earth-friendly initiatives.