October 29, 2009 11:33 ET

Worldcolor Logistics Works With EPA to Reduce Carbon Footprint

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2009) - Worldcolor (TSX:WC) (TSX:WC.U) announced today that it has launched a collaborative effort with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish a case study outlining the environmental gains achieved by utilizing continuous improvement initiatives to analyze and increase the overall efficiency of Worldcolor's Logistics platform. These efforts coincide with Worldcolor's ongoing partnership with the SmartWay Program, which is a collaborative, voluntary program between the EPA and the freight industry that works to increase energy efficiency while reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

The initiative is focused on reducing the amount of full truck loads from unnecessary shipping across North America, thereby greatly reducing the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere. Worldcolor has re-evaluated and re-defined its consolidation network, created new delivery boundaries, tested and altered skid configurations and enhanced critical areas of up-front customer communication. These variables, among many others, allow Worldcolor to increase load planning times and shift strategic loading initiatives, maximizing every truck's load configurations and weights.

"Worldcolor Logistics is committed to significantly decreasing our carbon footprint and to continually increasing the efficiency of every load plan. We obtained a 1.25 from the SmartWay Transport Program for two years running, which is the highest performance indicator they give, showing the result of our dedication to environmental responsibility" commented Worldcolor Logistics President, Dan Scapin.

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Worldcolor Logistics provides logistics and mail list services for both Worldcolor Press and third party customers, managing distribution and mailing services for catalogs, direct mail, magazines (subscriber copies and newsstand), newspaper inserts, books and bulk printed products. Tracking and tracing services are also available.

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Important factors and assumptions as well as the Company's ability to anticipate and manage the risks associated therewith that could cause actual results to differ materially from these expectations are detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the securities regulatory authorities in Canada, available at and (copies of which are available on The Company cautions that any such list of important factors that could affect future results is not exhaustive. Investors and others should carefully consider the factors detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the SEC and the securities regulatory authorities in Canada and other uncertainties and potential events when relying on its forward-looking statements to make decisions with respect to the Company.

Unless mentioned otherwise, the forward-looking statements in this press release reflect the Company's expectations as of October 29, 2009, being the date at which they have been approved, and are subject to change after this date. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable securities laws.

About Worldcolor

Worldcolor is an industry leader in providing high-value and comprehensive print, digital and related services to retailers, catalogers, publishers, branded-goods companies and other businesses worldwide. Founded in 1903, Worldcolor's products include advertising inserts and circulars, catalogs, direct mail products, magazines, books, directories, digital premedia, logistics and mail list technologies. During its century-long existence, Worldcolor has had a rich tradition of leadership and excellence. Its team of approximately 20,000 employees is focused on helping clients meet their needs from facilities located in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. More information about Worldcolor can be found on its Web site at

Contact Information

  • Worldcolor
    Tony Ross
    Vice President, Communications
    Roland Ribotti
    Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer