L.I.F.E.® Testimonials

Scott Pillsbury, President, Rose City Label

As we move forward with our self-audit next year and the follow up audit visit two years from now, I anticipate that it will be very easy to maintain this certification.  Waste and energy reduction, eco-friendly purchasing, and employee engagement have all been improved as a result of Project L.I.F.E.  It isn’t an easy process, but I would recommend that all converters strongly consider the Project L.I.F.E. certification process.

Craig Moreland, President, Coast Label Company

TLMI is built around members helping each other to advance the industry as well as to be more successful individually.  When Coast Label Company decided to prepare for our L.I.F.E. Certification we found other TLMI members ready, willing and able to assist us, and this made the process very straightforward for our L.I.F.E. Team.  Because of our good experience, we have decided to “pay it forward” by participating in the L.I.F.E. Mentor Program to advise other companies pursuing L.I.F.E. Certifications for their plants.

Thomas Dahbura, President, Hub Labels

Hub Labels’ environmental management program (EMP) was created by its employees from various departments of our plant. Our group was able obtain certification with no environmental background or consultation. Each individual took the initiative to educate themselves on what environmental knowledge and tools were needed to become Project L.I.F.E. certified, which included networking, a great deal of research and definitely using our resources. Our culture thrives on the mantra of continuous improvement and with that being said, we understood that Project L.I.F.E. was a journey and not a destination. Even if you do not have all the practices in place, it’s a good exercise on being a responsible corporate neighbor and doing what’s right for the environment.

Daryl Hanzal, President, Ritrama, Inc.

Ritrama is proud to have earned the TLMI L.I.F.E. certification. We have realized environmental, operational, and financial benefits by working through the certification process. As we move forward with this continuous environmental improvement program, we continue to find new ways to improve both our business and the environment.

Scott Fisher, President, Smyth Companies

The TLMI L.I.F.E. certification program has helped Smyth to focus on areas within our business that with continuous improvement efforts, we are starting to see considerable environmental benefits. Through the L.I.F.E. Scorecard we have established benchmarks to measure the improvements that these projects are yielding. The program also helps us in demonstrating to our customers, that we are representing their best interest in working with a supplier that supports their environmental initiatives.

Cindy Nielsen, Human Resource Manager, Channeled Resources Group

Channeled Resources was L.I.F.E. certified in 2009. We have now completed two outside audits and two self-audits. The process for both has brought continuous focus on reduction of waste, water, and energy. This has not only brought cost savings but created an awareness by team members as to the importance of environmental change, not only to our company but to the community at large. The L.I.F.E. environmental management system has truly impacted our culture at Channeled Resources.