CHICAGO, IL, April 17, 2014 (Globe Newswire) -R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced today that it has received the 2014 Sustainability Silver Award from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM)-Chicago for their work in the areas of sustainability and safety. The award recognizes organizations that have successfully embraced sustainability and safety initiatives, and encourage innovative collaboration between suppliers and supply management professionals.
"We are extremely honored to receive this award in these two critically important areas," said Michael D. Manzella, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer Environmental, Health, Safety & Quality at RR Donnelley. "Our sustainability approach is highly focused on the areas of resource efficiency, green procurement, waste minimization and stewardship and we work collaboratively to support our customers' sustainability initiatives as well as those of our suppliers."
With respect to the safety element of the award, Manzella added, "In addition to safety compliance, as we worked to create an environment where employees look out for each other, we noted a step change in performance and a dramatic decrease in injuries as reflected by our company injury rates that are more than 60% below the industry average."
The Institute for Supply Management is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. ISM-Chicago is an affiliate of the Institute of Supply Management.
"RR Donnelley's practices are built around the concept that sustainability does not involve making a choice between being cost-effective and being conscious of environmental impacts. Our philosophy is to integrate the two as we continuously pursue opportunities to improve sustainability across all of our worldwide operations," said Dan Knotts, RR Donnelley's Chief Operating Officer. "All of us at RR Donnelley strive to improve our Environment, Health & Safety performance by utilizing practices that protect employees and the environment, and we are particularly pleased to be recognized with this prestigious award."
About RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley helps organizations communicate more effectively by working to create, manage, produce, distribute and process content on behalf of our customers. The company assists customers in developing and executing multichannel communication strategies that engage audiences, reduce costs, drive revenues and increase compliance. RR Donnelley's innovative technologies enhance digital and print communications to deliver integrated messages across multiple media to highly targeted audiences at optimal times for clients in virtually every private and public sector. Strategically located operations provide local service and responsiveness while leveraging the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a global organization.