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 2015 Year in Review - Certifications and Awards

 Certifications and awards you might say are things that a company does to make them feel better. While some certifications do check those boxes, we are most proud of those that show our dedication to our employees, product, security, and the environment.

Certifications and Awards:

Best Workplace in the Americas

Elanders Americas Davenport, IA facility was named Best Workplace in the Americas for the 15th consecutive year, validating our continued efforts to bring balance to our workplace. All of the winning companies actively show their employees that they care about their work environment, their personal goals and ambitions, as well as the needs of the company.

Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing Industries of America, agrees. "Best Workplace in the Americas winners routinely exhibit the highest commitment to success in many ways, but particularly through their employees. Congratulations to Midland Information Resources."

Gold Ink Awards
Printing Impressions magazine, producer of the annual Gold Ink Awards, announced that Elanders Americas won a Gold Award for the entry, WatchTime Hublot Special in the Specialty Magazines, Sheetfed category. The magazine was produced by the Atlanta, GA facility and combined stochastic printing to capture the elaborate details of the watches, with a single silver foil stamp resulting in the appearance of three varying colored foils.

This year's Gold Ink Award winners were chosen from more than 1,000 entries submitted within 50 different categories. Winning pieces were chosen based on print quality, technical difficulty, and overall visual effect.

TRUSTe Enterprise Privacy Certification
Let’s switch gears a bit and talk about achievements that have a direct effect on your products and data. Midland Information Resources, who manages the customer file repository for online ordering systems for Elanders Americas, achieved the TRUSTe Enterprise Privacy Certification for their Cloud Platforms. TRUSTe's Privacy Certification Standards are based on a compilation of requirements and best practices defined by key regulatory bodies, industry groups, and recognized frameworks (e.g. US-EU/US-Swiss Safe Harbor).

By displaying the TRUSTe seal and adhering to EU Safe Harbor requirements for Midland Information Resources, Elanders Americas is showing its commitment to protecting consumer privacy and protecting the data of its users.

G7 Master Qualification
Consistency is key to a company’s brand and through our continued G7® Master Qualification status, we follow best practices for achieving gray balance and visual similarity across all print processes. The application of this method enables us to reproduce a similar visual appearance across all printing types and substrates.

Elanders Americas joins a select group of print service providers who have successfully completed training, examination, and qualification of their print production processes, validating their capabilities to the highest level of global industry standards and specifications. In addition, two production professionals have undertaken extensive training to earn G7 Professional status.

FSC Chain-of-Custody
Both Elanders Americas facilities have undergone the stringent Chain-of-Custody auditing process, validating conformity to the applicable standards set forth by the Forest Stewardship council. This certification ensures the consumer that the FSC-certified products they purchase are coming from responsibly managed sources.​

Click here to learn more about equipment an process improvements implemented in 2015