Canadian Packaging

Unisource Canada Gets Greener


December 16, 2008
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Unisource Canada Inc., Canada’s national supplier of over 80,000 paper, printing, imaging, graphic arts, packaging and maintenance supplies and equipment, has taken the next step in its commitment to become a more sustainable company.

Unisource has taken the first step in greening its operations by establishing a dedicated Sustainability Task Force whose mission will be to incorporate sustainability into the Unisource roadmap by building an understanding of what corporate sustainability means and creating a baseline of current performance; developing a clear vision of the corporate strategy moving forward; and documenting and communicating progress on priorities that will be shared with all stakeholders.

Unisource Canada is committed to driving environmental excellence further into the organization by reducing resource consumption and improving energy efficiencies. Currently, it is evaluating greenhouse gas and solid waste emissions, and building a governance structure to monitor progress. In the coming months, it expects to release its first sustainability report.

Unisource Canada has taken several steps to reduce the carbon footprint of its delivery fleet. Implementing the Unisource Mobile Solution (GPS) in all of its trucks has helped it achieve a 70 per cent reduction in idle time and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by targeting a speed limit of 100 km/h. They have also reduced their paper usage with the ePOD (electronic proof of delivery) system.

For further details please contact Andrew Gustyn at agustyn@unisource.ca or at 613-247-8114 or visit www.unisource.ca.