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Hudson Printing becomes first Carbon Balanced Printer in the US

November 16, 2023 – The North American Carbon Balanced Printer program is proud to announce that it has signed its first partner printer. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Hudson Printing has joined the Carbon Balanced Printer program to further reduce its impact on the environment, as well as the impact of its customers.

The Carbon Balanced Printer program offers its partner printers the opportunity to carbon balance their paper and print services. Members of the program are printers that have measured their own carbon footprint, then offset those emissions with the global conservation group World Land Trust to become a certified Carbon Balanced Printer.

World Land Trust uses funds raised through the program to protect and restore threatened natural habitats in Vietnam, Mexico, Ecuador and Guatemala. By protecting these areas of high biodiversity and the species within them, World Land Trust preserves important ecosystems while preventing the release of CO2 into the atmosphere through deforestation and degradation.

The amount of carbon offset by Hudson is equivalent to the preservation of 834,013 m2 of land, or the area covered by 156 NFL football fields.

“At Hudson Printing, we believe in the power of print”, says CEO and owner Paul Hudson. “We also acknowledge that our industry is resource intensive and that our choices as a business make a difference. As such, we have been working hard on our LOOP sustainability initiative to reuse, recycle, and partner with the most responsible suppliers in the industry.”

“Taking responsibility for our carbon impact was the natural next step and we are thrilled to be part of the new Carbon Balanced Printer program in North America,” he continues. “Sustainability is important to the people at Hudson and important to our customers. While we work to reduce our carbon impact, we are delighted that our offset commitment supports the conservation efforts of World Land Trust.”

As part of the Carbon Balanced Print and Paper program, companies can use the World Land Trust logo on their print and paper to communicate their support and corporate responsibility. The total amount of CO2 balanced and land area preserved is also stated on a unique certificate, which can be used for environmental reporting and marketing purposes.

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About Carbon Balanced Paper

Carbon Balanced Paper, in partnership with global conservation group World Land Trust, offers a simple way for organizations to balance the carbon emissions related to their paper and printing production by protecting the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats. Since its launch over 10 years ago, the program has balanced the CO2 emissions related to the manufacture of over 380,000 metric tons of paper globally.

For more information, go to www.carbonbalancedpaperna.com

About World Land Trust

World Land Trust is an international conservation organization that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre. Since its foundation in 1989, World Land Trust has funded partner organizations around the world to create reserves and give permanent protection to habitats and wildlife. To date, World Land Trust and its project partners have been instrumental in the purchase and protection of more than 2,220,000 acres of tropical forest and other threatened habitats, and together ensure that more than four million acres of land is managed under active protection worldwide.

For more information, go to www.worldlandtrust.org

About Hudson Printing

Hudson Printing was founded in 1909 and is one of the world’s most trusted commercial printing companies.  The company is wholly owned by CEO Paul Hudson, a second-generation leader.  Operations are headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The plant includes web offset and digital printing.

Hudson Printing is internationally recognized for innovation and quality in print production, web-to-print solutions, data-driven print fulfillment, ecommerce, and sustainability.  Industries served include but are not limited to, education, real estate, travel and tourism, photo products, health and wellness, and retail.

For more information, go to www.hudsonprinting.com

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