Graphik Dimensions Ltd. Wins Paw of Approval from Polar Bear Keepers at the North Carolina Zoo

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Graphik Dimensions Ltd./pictureframes.com (the premier online source for fine art custom printing, framing and wall decor) is excited to announce that it has been honored with the Piedmont Paw of Approval Award by the North Carolina Zoo.

Graphik Dimensions Ltd./pictureframes.com (the premier online source for fine art custom printing, framing and wall decor) is excited to announce that it has been honored with the Piedmont Paw of Approval Award by the North Carolina Zoo.

As Arctic Ambassadors, the Polar Bear Keepers at the zoo were inspired by the Polar Bear International Organization to launch this award. The Paw of Approval acknowledges local companies that are leaders in conservation, conscious business and sustainable practices.

“Graphik Dimensions Ltd. blew it out of the water in our eyes. The list of accomplishments that they have put in place to further the sustainability movement is incredible,” said Nicole Pepo, Polar Bear Keeper at the North Carolina Zoo. “They continue to do great things and we are so happy to present the Paw of Approval for all of the amazing efforts they’ve put forth.”

As the first recipient of the Piedmont Paw of Approval Award, Graphik Dimensions Ltd. sets a high sustainability standard, leading by example to reduce its global footprint. With an unmistakable drive from the company’s Sustainability C4um (an employee and passion driven group), it has gone above and beyond everyday eco-responsible practices.

“I feel ‘pawsitively’ awesome about being honored with this award from the NC Zoo. We really are a group of passionate, caring people who are dedicated to doing the right thing and creating a true ‘win-win’ for our business, and for the planet,” said Geo Krieg, President of Graphik Dimensions Ltd./pictureframes.com. “What makes it even more wonderful is that our team has been recognized for their efforts by an equally passionate and dedicated group of folks at the NC Zoo. How cool is that?”

Rooted in the company’s core values, their continuous efforts ultimately led to the latest achievement of becoming a Zero Landfill Manufacturer in April 2015. This means that nothing from customer orders goes to a landfill. Celebrating its 50th year, the company had to implement changes that touched the entire community to make this accomplishment a reality. From updating lighting, to eliminating waste, to making recycling easy and accessible to all employees, Graphik Dimensions Ltd. completely committed to becoming a Zero Landfill Manufacturer. For example, it implemented a recycling center for over 14 different raw materials and partnered with local services to turn the small amount of remaining non-recyclable waste into energy, to ensure that nothing from production goes into a landfill.

Graphik Dimensions Ltd. also launched a salvage branch that reclaims weathered barns and structures to use the materials for mouldings, backings and more. This is aligned with the company’s ongoing conscious sourcing initiative, of which upcycling is a growing component that reduces waste and brings new life to old framework. These, among other changes, are emblematic of the company’s commitment to using sustainability as a driver of innovation as they move into the future.

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Graphik Dimensions Ltd./pictureframes.com
Artist and family founded, Graphik Dimensions Ltd.® (GD)/pictureframes.com is the premier source for fine art custom printing, framing and wall décor needs. They serve Artists, Photographers, Galleries, Grandmas and Fortune 500 companies the world over, with the innovative technology solutions that make it effortless and fun to create and decorate. Graphik Dimensions Ltd. is fueled by C4 (Consciousness, Community, Creativity, Collaboration) values to empower customers, employees, vendors and business partners at every level. They are widely recognized for their exceptional value and quality, customer care and evolutionary corporate culture. The company was recently named to the 2015 N.C. Manufacturer of the Year List, acknowledged as a Fast 50 fast growth company for the last several years, and identified as a top Women Owned Business in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina.

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