Committed to Sustainable Practices

At Bema, we take pride in our commitment to the environment and the communities in which we work. We have made, and continue to make, investments in sustainable technologies and process improvements that minimize our environmental impact.


Our work at Bema requires the use and environmentally safe handling of ink, solvent, plastic, and paper. In addition, we must use FDA approved, safe cleaning products and lubricants used for equipment maintenance.

To minimize the environmental impact of Bema’s facility we …

  • … have embedded a commitment to the environment within our guiding principles.
  • … choose suppliers that share our sustainable philosophy.
  • … continue to innovate and develop sustainable product offerings.
  • … reduced ink usage, and the resulting VOCs, up to 15% with advanced pre-press software.
  • … exceed industry standards by controlling 98.8% of Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs).
  • … have installed automatic shut off, low-power consumption lighting.
  • … reuse the heat generated from our press oxidizers to heat the facility in winter.
  • … recycle printing plates and solvents used in the printing process (solvent distillery).
  • … supply the hard waste from solvent recycling to be used for fuel.
  • … use environmentally friendly and FDA approved cleaning supplies.
  • … recycle batteries, lamps, wiring materials and zipper spools.