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Aurora bags SGIA's Sustainable Business Recognition award

Apr '19
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Aurora has won SGIA’s 2019 Sustainable Business Recognition award, which spotlights leaders in the global printing industry that have implemented programmes that reduce that company’s environmental impact and protect and improve employee safety. Aurora is a global leader in coating, dyeing, and finishing of both woven and non-woven fabrics.

The award was announced March 25, 2019 by SGIA. From that date to Earth Day 2019 (April 22, 2019), SGIA will conduct a social media campaign that highlights the winners as global leaders in the development and implementation of sustainable business practices, according to a press release by Aurora.

In 2018, Aurora implemented the first full year of a massive manufacturing overhaul that involved investing over $1 million in new equipment and software designed to significantly reduce Aurora’s environmental impact. The programme also involved spending millions more retrofitting and redesigning the new plant with sustainability upgrades. This included integrating state-of-the-art sustainability measures throughout the company’s facilities, operations and manufacturing processes, and retraining of employees at all levels.

“Aurora’s accomplishments in this area are a testament to the dedication required to accomplish goals directed at becoming a sustainable business. The Sustainable Business Award recognises the achievements involved with improving business efficiency and reducing the environmental impact,” Michael Compton, chair of the advisory council, sustainability, safety, health and personnel at SGIA said.

“Aurora’s investments in next-generation sustainability technologies are consistent with their overall philosophy. We apply the same innovative approach and commitment to the products that we make and the customers we serve as we do to sustainability. We pride ourselves in being progressive in all phases of our business,” Mark Shaneyfelt, director of sales and marketing for printable textiles at Aurora said.

SGIA is the trade association for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging, and commercial printing industries looking to grow their businesses through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies.

“It’s an honour to be recognised by SGIA for the commitment Aurora has made to reduce our environmental impact while improving our business efficiency. We have been dedicated to adopting processes and technologies that are both state-of -the-art and sustainable. We embraced the challenge and are committed to continuing to find new, innovative ways to both improve our business and promote global sustainability,” Marcia Ayala, vice president at Aurora said.

Aurora’s new state-of-the-art, North American manufacturing operation is strategically equipped with next-generation bleaching, finishing, fabric skewing and coating technologies. With its next-gen capabilities, convenient location and streamlined. (GK)

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