The Vernon Company strives to act responsibly by choosing options with the lowest impact on the environment. Our recycling program is instituted facilities-wide and eliminates office waste. For example, we recycle office and warehouse paper, cardboard, wooden pallets, glass, cans and plastic. Furthermore, employees are encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle whenever possible. Our suppliers also constantly find new ways to reduce packaging and find biodegradable and/or recycled packaging alternatives. We are committed to environmental sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint.
We foster partnerships with suppliers that utilize environmentally responsible business practices. We commit to sharing ideas and values with our customers and we encourage all our vendors to develop their own sustainability plans as part of their partnership with The Vernon Company.
We have reduced our net emissions by converting to LED lighting in our office and warehouse facilities and replacing standard light switches with adjustable intensity, motion-activated lighting systems. Vernon Graphics has completed their solar energy project and installed over 800 panels to power the facilities.
At our corporate headquarters, we’ve implemented a paperless workflow system, reducing waste and increasing sustainability. We have moved the majority of our paper collateral to digital media. The remaining paper catalog is printed on FSC certified stock, by certified printers and uses soy-based inks.
Choosing sustainable products is a way to make a difference and reduce impact. We have partnered with suppliers who offer eco-friendly, re-usable pieces. We work with trustworthy suppliers to ensure green product claims are supported and not exaggerated. Our website and catalogs feature many sustainable product solutions. Our preferred supplier partners offer different levels of green products in virtually every category. Many of those options are featured on our website, in a collection devoted to recycled and eco-friendly products.
Vernon Graphics has eliminated all solvent-based inks and now uses more environmentally friendly UV and latex inks. Cleaning fluids used in the manufacturing processes are non-solvent-based, diluted with water and disposed of in the local sewer system. We offer customers non-PVC printable materials and overlaminates for wraps, vehicle signage and other uses. These materials are GREENGUARD Gold certified.