Commitment and quality: this is what the two awards that gugler* received within only a few days of each other stand for: the TRIGOS 2016 for the “Best partnership – international commitment”, namely for the Cradle-to-Cradle™ community “PrintTheChange”. Only the day before the company had celebrated an award for the book “UM_BAU 28” that was printed in Melk as one of “the most beautiful German books” – a premiere.
The TRIGOS Austria winners were honoured with the coveted CSR Trophy during a festive gala on 14 June 2016 in the WU Mensa. Six companies from a total of 126 submissions and 29 nominees were awarded the TRIGOS, Austria’s most famous prize for corporate social responsibility, during a festive gala. gugler* received the TRIGOS for the PrintTheChange community. The jury’s reasoning: gugler* cooperates with the Danish printers KLS Grafisk Hus, as well as EPEA internationale Umweltforschung GmbH and the Vugge til Vugge ApS Research Institute. The Print the Change community helps promote Cradle to Cradle™ printing in Europe.
Knud Erik Larsen and Kasper Larsen from the Danish printers KLSPurePrint A/S are print pioneers along with gugler*: “Our Cradle-to-Cradle™-certified printed products are our contribution to leaving future generations a world with fewer hazardous chemicals and less waste. Eliminating these hazardous substances from our production process makes sense for all: for us, our customers and everyone else in the world.”
One of the most beautiful German books comes from Melk
“UM-BAU 28. Das Geschäft mit der Stadt. Zum Verhältnis von Ökonomie, Architektur und Stadtplanung” from the Swiss publishers Birkhäuser Verlag is one of the most beautiful German books and was honoured in the field of reference books, academic books, non-fiction and textbooks. One of the reasons given for the decision was that the clever folding is so stimulating that: “you begin to play around with the folding mechanism and completely forget to read the book.”
Ernst Gugler, CEO of the communication agency gugler*, together with Michael Landau, President of Caritas Austria. (Credit: TRIGOS/APA-Fotoservice/Tanzer)
Thread-stitching, special folding of the cover, type area, text types – UM_BAU 28 is simply beautiful!
gugler* print is the first Austrian printing company that has put the closed production cycle idea into practice. Ernst Gugler, CEO of the family-run business, explains: “Materials ae regarded as nutrients that circulate in permanent closed loops so that no waste is produced.” The complete production process in the printing works was analysed in 2009 and substitutes by other steps, or completely new processes steps were developed. Cradle to Cradle™-certified printed products from gugler* can thus be composted, burn or recycled to paper without harming humans or the environment.
Mag. Sandra Paweronschitz
PR and Communication
gugler* brand – digital – print
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