Kodak — Sustainability report 2021

Committed to a sustainable future of the company, its customers and the planet

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Kodak sustainability report 2021 titled 'One World One Kodak'. Photo Kodak

Kodak is fully committed to the company’s sustainable future, its customers, and the planet. This is underlined by Kodak’s 2021 Sustainability Report, which sums up the company’s achievements and goals in driving environmental and social sustainability. Reflecting Kodak’s global business activities from 2018 to 2021, the report, titled ‘One World, One Kodak’, provides a view of sustainability efforts throughout the company and around the globe.

The 36-page report outlines Kodak’s programs, explicitly reducing waste and creating energy efficiencies, reducing emissions, conserving water and improving employee and community engagement. The report also details how Kodak responded to the enormous challenges of the global Covid-19 pandemic and leveraged its resources and technology in new ways to support the global fight against the virus.

In addition to Kodak’s latest sustainability achievements, the report reveals the company’s sustainability goals through 2025. The publication highlights how innovative Kodak products are helping customers in the global printing industry become more sustainable by reducing energy, water and chemical consumption and eliminating waste.

“The events of the past few years have served to reinforce how interconnected we are. What happens on one side of the planet impacts the other,” said Jim Continenza, Kodak’s executive chairman and chief executive officer. “As One Kodak, our people across the globe have a shared responsibility to deliver sustainable growth for our stakeholders and help create a sustainable future for our world.”

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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