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Canon Solutions America, Inc. provides industry leading enterprise, production and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. The Production Print Solutions group specializes in high-speed, high-volume printing and is best known for its industry leading production inkjet portfolio.

The company strives to protect the environment throughout the entire life cycle of its products, from its energy efficient product design and manufacturing processes to its large format ink cartridge collection/recycling program and the elimination of hazardous substances from its products and services wherever possible.

Canon’s enthusiastic support of Two Sides is yet another way the company demonstrates its sustainability commitment.

“Canon is proud to be a Two Sides member as both organizations work to promote the sustainable narrative of print,” says Ed Jansen, Canon Solutions America Vice President of Marketing and Two Sides Board Member. “Working together, we are dispelling common environmental misconceptions by providing consumers with verifiable information on why print on paper is an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium.”

Canon Solutions America also engages its production print customers in its sustainability efforts, helping them build their own sustainability portfolios while having a positive impact on developing communities and the environment. Every time a new production system is purchased, the Canon Eco Start Program works with Trees for the Future to plant trees to counterbalance that machine’s average expected CO2 emissions during its first year of operation.

Trees for the Future plants the trees in their unique Forest Garden system in poverty-stricken communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. These Forest Gardens provide families with fuel, food and a means to engage in local commerce. In addition to helping families, the trees planted help tackle environmental degradation, restore biodiversity and remove tons of greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.

Since 2010, Canon Solutions America has worked with Trees for the Future to plant more than 2.15 million trees on behalf of its customers. These trees have created 538 new Forest Gardens and helped more than 4,300 people on the pathway out of hunger and poverty. The total number of trees planted under the Eco Start Program will remove an estimated 77,882 metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere over the next 20 years.

“Creating a sustainable future for generations to come is a responsibility we take to heart, and one that is important to our customers as well,” says Canon Solutions America Executive Vice President Francis A. McMahon. “It has been a privilege to see the impact made through our Eco Start Program, and the planting of trees for each Canon production system purchased on behalf of our customers. We look forward to helping Trees for the Future achieve their goal of planting 1 billion trees by 2030.”

For more information on Canon Solutions America, click here.

Two Sides is a non-profit organization funded solely by our members. Shouldn’t your company be part of our important efforts to tell the great sustainability story or print, paper and paper-based packaging? To learn more about Two Sides and how to join, click here.

Two Sides North America Announces the Election of New Board Members

CHICAGO – November, 17, 2021 – The Two Sides North America (TSNA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of four new Board members to serve two-year terms beginning January 1, 2022:

Vanecia Carr, Domtar Corporation

Edward Jansen, Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Jim Montague, Sylvamo Corporation

Lindsay Murphy, American Forest and Paper Association

“We are pleased to have these four outstanding professionals join the Two Sides Board,” said TSNA Board Chairman Jeffrey Hester of International Paper. “Their extensive industry experience and leadership combined with their passion for sustainability will be invaluable as we take Two Sides’ efforts to the next level.

“As their second Board terms end, we also wish to express our sincere thanks to John Milazo of Domtar and Mark Pitts of the American Forest and Paper Association for their many contributions and leadership to the TSNA Board and to Two Sides continuing success,” Hester added. According to TSNA’s bylaws, Directors may serve only two consecutive two-year terms.

In other business, The TSNA Board elected William Rojack, MIDLAND, to succeed Hester as Board Chairman effective January 1.

“Two Sides has accomplished a great deal in its first 10 years, but there is much more to do as the print, paper and paper-based packaging industry continues to confront unsubstantiated claims about the sustainability of our industry and our products,” Rojack says. “I look forward to leading TSNA’s talented Board as we look for new ways to share our industry’s great sustainability story and as we directly respond to misleading environmental claims in ways that individual companies and other organizations cannot.”

For more information about Two Sides, please visit www.twosidesna.org

Media Contact:  Kathi Rowzie, 937-999-7729, info@twosidesna.org

About Two Sides North America, Inc.

Two Sides North America (www.twosidesna.org) is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes the sustainability of print, paper and paper-based packaging, and dispels common environmental misconceptions about paper products. We are part of the Two Sides global network which operates across North America, South America, Europe, Australia and South Africa.

 

 

 

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