When we work to create value for others, we understand that goal
in its broadest and
most inclusive sense,
taking into account all the benefits and consequences of our actions. We do not shift costs by forcing the burden of pollution or other environmental damage onto third parties. Neither do we take from future generations by exhausting the non-renewable resources that are our planet’s priceless patrimony.
Viewed from this perspective,
the idea of sustainability is not a trend or slogan, but the very essence of fairness and common sense. Anything less than an environ-mentally sustainable business process cannot qualify as a business at all, but rather is simply a form of cheating someone else – a neighbor, a great-grandchild – of what is rightfully theirs.
For cross-media solutions that
involve physical deliverables, Uhlig
is committed to certified, renewable paper sources, and requires the planting of 17 new trees for
every tree consumed.
We believe that environmental costs –
now and for future generations – must be
an essential part of every business decision.
At Uhlig, sustainability has been an integral consideration from the first day we opened our doors – not merely as a part of our own operations, but as a central goal of the solutions we bring to our customers. At the same time that our targeted, cross-media solutions save money and increase business performance, they radically reduce waste and optimize the use of certified,Sustainability is not just a integral part of our own operations, but a central benefit of the solutions we bring to our customers. renewable natural resources. With respect to physical deliverables that require the use of paper, for example, we require the planting of roughly 17 new trees for each tree worth of paper we use, producing important net reforestation in the tropical regions that are so
important for our planet’s future.
Internally, too, we have long made sustainability and environmental responsibility a primary objective, from the fuel-efficiency of our commercial vehicles to the continuous monitoring and optimization of our facilities’ energy requirements to our company-wide recycling and waste management. Taken together, these practices help us ensure that the value we create never comes at someone else’s expense, and that our company and our planet will thrive together in harmony for many generations
“When one tugs at a
single thing in nature,
he finds it attached to
the rest of the world.”
— John Muir