PRINTING United Alliance recognizes that today’s global marketplace requires companies to address the needs of the environmental, social, and economic systems in which they operate, as well as the strong consumer demand for more sustainable products. A business strategy focusing on sustainability can add brand value, meet customer demands, increase efficiency, reduce costs, attract valuable talent, improve your environmental footprint, and create new business opportunities. The printing industry is committed to responsibly providing for future generations. Join us on the journey.

Gary Jones Vice President of Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs

Gary A. Jones is the Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Affairs at PRINTING United Alliance in Fairfax, VA. His primary responsibility is to monitor and analyze EHS regulatory activities at all domestic and some international government levels. He provides representation on behalf of the printing and specialty graphic imaging industry. Mr. Jones works closely with the federal and state-level Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and other agencies. He also provides membership assistance on EHS compliance and sustainability programs through a variety of approaches including responding to inquiries, presentations, writing, and consulting services.

He holds a BS in biology from LaRoche College and an MS in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.

Speaking Topics:

  • Regulatory compliance and sustainability
  • Webinars on a wide variety of EHS related topics
  • Customized seminars and workshops, including: Compliance Today, Beyond Compliance Tomorrow, OSHA Compliance Essentials, and Hazardous Waste Boot Camp
  • Two-day workshops Environmental Compliance for Printers and OSHA Compliance for Printing
Sara Osorio Environmental, Health and Safety Affairs Coordinator

Sara Osorio is the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Affairs Coordinator at PRINTING United Alliance. Her primary responsibility is to assist members with EHS regulatory compliance, sustainability, and EHS consulting. Sara also monitors the EHS regulatory activities at the federal and state-level that impact the printing industry including those occurring at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and other agencies. She develops guidance material for members, gives presentations, and writes articles on EHS regulations and sustainability issues. She also supports the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership and Alliance members in their efforts to certify printing operations in sustainable manufacturing.

Sara received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from Florida International University and is pursuing and Master of Science in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.

Speaking Topics:

  • Regulatory compliance and sustainability
  • Webinars on a wide variety of EHS related topics
  • Customized seminars and workshops
  • Employee training on safety and environmental compliance

Carbon Footprint Calculator

PRINTING United Alliance’s Carbon Footprint Calculator for Printing Operations is designed to help you quantify the ‘E’ of environmental impact in ESG and demonstrate your sustainability progress. The tool allows you to calculate your Scope 1 and 2 emissions data and report it as carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e).

The carbon footprint calculator is one of the Alliance’s sustainability tools that can help you create business value.

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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws shift the costs associated with recycling plastic and paper packaging and in some instances, printed paper products, to the producer of the product by imposing a fee based on the amount of product. PRINTING United Alliance can help your company navigate the complexities involved with EPR compliance. The Alliance is closely monitoring proposed and passed legislation at the state and federal level, and our state EPR legislative summaries provide detailed guidance for your business.
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Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

PRINTING United Alliance recognizes that integrating key considerations of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) components into business policies and practices plays a central role in the successful growth of the print and packaging marketplace. The Alliance offers resources to help your company create enterprise value and manage ESG objectives.
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Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Reducing Carbon Footprint

The field of energy has been rapidly changing since the creation of technology that reduces demand or produces renewable energy. Printing establishments, both large and small, can learn how to reduce their carbon footprint and achieve energy efficiency using renewable energy resources. Learn about the benefits of reducing your carbon footprint, and funding opportunities available to help offset the costs.
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The Three Pillars of Sustainability

Encouraging the incorporation of practices that benefit your triple bottom line, people, planet, and profit, through using innovative manufacturing methods, systems, and materials that gear toward a circular economy is the backbone of PRINTING United Alliance’s sustainability efforts. Learn more about the 3Ps.

PEOPLE: Social Impact

Embracing the diversity of background, perspective, culture, and experience allows a company to grow and prosper. We have been working to promote diversity, inclusion, and equitable opportunity at all levels of the organization, system, and value chain. We provide human relations, safety and health expertise, to improve working conditions, workplace culture, and community engagement on a national scale.

PLANET: Environmental Impact

Environmental sustainability is embedded in our work. The foundation of any environmental sustainability program is compliance with environmental regulations. Building on this foundation, actions addressing sustainability include a focus on energy efficiency, using clean energy, solid and hazardous waste reduction, water conservation, reducing air pollution emissions, improving facilities support functions, and improving the area outside the facility. Sustainability now extends to the supply chain and choices made for transportation of finished goods.

PROFIT: Economic Impact

The U.S. printing industry is valued at $74.4 million and is the 16th largest manufacturing industry in America. The industry provides well-paying jobs, essential products for daily living, and an excellent return on investment. Our industry continues to innovate in product designs and manufacturing processes in a circular manner realizing greater financial and environmental value.

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For more information about our Sustainability Resources, please contact PRINTING United Alliance's Government Affairs Department.