MINNEAPOLIS, MN – NOVEMBER 15, 2021 – AWT Labels & Packaging is proud to announce the company has received another Calvin Frost Sustainability Leadership Award from the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI). AWT was presented with the Journey Award for companies which have established sustainability programs and are expanding the scope of sustainability efforts and goals.
Since 2002, the TLMI Sustainability Leadership Awards have recognized converter and supplier members who have consistently demonstrated a commitment to progressive sustainability practices across a range of areas. AWT was a winner of the Trailhead Award in 2020. In selecting AWT as the winner of the Journey Award, the committee considered the way AWT has expanded their sustainability program beyond the level which merited the Trailhead Award. This expansion includes customer education tools; an established Sustainability Committee which meets regularly to review and report progress; a reduction in energy consumption of 50% due to the installation of LED lighting company-wide; and reductions in VOC emissions of 25% by integrating a new solvent recovery system.
“We are very proud to receive this recognition from TLMI,” said Michelle Zeller, AWT’s president. “AWT has always tried to operate in an environmentally-friendly manner. We have made great strides in reducing waste in all our processes and invested in efficient production technology. Recently we have added sustainable products to our portfolio of labels and flexible packaging, and we’re positioned well to help customers meet their own sustainability goals.”
For over 40 years, AWT Labels & Packaging has been providing high-quality labels and flexible packaging solutions for a diverse set of markets including healthcare, food and beverage, personal care, household, and OEM/industrial. AWT retains long-standing relationships with some of the most recognized brands and companies in the world by providing superior quality, unrivalled customer service, state-of-the art color management, and cutting-edge technical design capabilities. With approximately 300 employees, AWT operates facilities in Minneapolis, MN (HQ); South Elgin, IL; and Long Island, NY.
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