Awards


Our Awards and Recognitions Reflect Our Focus on the Customer

Being recognized for our efforts in industry innovation, inclusion and corporate excellence is what makes RRD stand apart from the competition, and be the choice among stakeholders. The recognition we receive acknowledges the work we have done, and the progress we have made as a corporation. Prior to separating into two new publicly traded companies, RRD was awarded the following awards.


Corporate Awards

Year: 2017

  • RRD was among sixteen winning vendors across five core technology areas to receive a 2017 InformationWeek IT Excellence Award. RRD received second place in the category of IT Excellence in Data & Analytics.
  • RRD received the 2017 CIO 100 Award from IDG's CIO. The 30th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).
  • RRD's Global Outsourcing Services team was recognized on the IAOP's Global Outsourcing 100 list.  Placing within the Leaders category, this is the seventh consecutive year that RRD has been acknowledged for service excellence in both the domestic and international outsourcing categories.
  • RRD was recognized at the World HRD Congress platform in Mumbai for HR Best Practices winning the Global HR Excellence Award; Best Employer Brand Award; and Dream Companies to Work For 2017 awards.
  • The Chainalytics Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC) recognized RRD with the 2017 Summit Award, which is given annually to the FMIC member that demonstrates the most innovative application of FMIC data to solve a complex supply chain problem.

Year: 2016

  • We are proud of the recognitions we received in 2016. It speaks to your commitment to quality, technical excellence, creativity and security. RRD was recognized with eleven awards in the 2016 Gold Ink awards program, one of the print industry's most rigorous competitions. Our UK Global Document Solutions team won design and creative awards in the 2016 Ireland Published Accounts Awards. Our Global Outsourcing Services team was recognized on the IAOP’s Global Outsourcing 100 list for the seventh consecutive year.  Now in its 33rd year, Printing Impressions 400 provides the industry’s most comprehensive listing of leading printing companies in the United States and Canada ranked by annual sales volume. Once again, RRD was ranked #1 in the listing, a position the Company has held since 2004.
  • We remain at the forefront of technology and innovation. In 2016, RRD was ranked #52 on the InformationWeek 100 list, a prestigious ranking designed to honor innovative organizations that are applying technology in creative and unconventional ways to deliver extraordinary business value. We continue our placement on the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index for patented capabilities in areas including variable print technology, RFID technology, printed electronics, adhesive coatings, commercial and direct mail applications. This past year, RRD became among the first companies to have successfully leveraged and integrated the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) program into the annual SOC2 audit process. 
  • We also were recognized at the World HRD Congress platform in Mumbai for HR Best Practices winning the Global HR Excellence Award; Best Employer Brand Award; and Dream Companies to Work For 2017 awards. RRD won the International Honor 2016 Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) China Outstanding Award. These awards highlight our global commitment to a diverse workforce, holistic approach to employee development, dedication to learning and our pledge to provide a safe and enjoyable work environment.

Year: 2015

  • Ranked #258 in the 2015 Fortune 500 listing of America's largest corporations
  • RRD ranked #47 in the 2015 Information 500 list of the most innovative users of Business Technology by InformationWeek

Employee Health and Safety

ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certifications

We have multiple worldwide locations that maintain ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications. For a current listing of certified sites please visit our External Certifications page.

Europe Energy Reduction Recognition

Our Global Document Solutions offering in UK ranked 70 out of more than 2,000 participants in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Performance League Table, making it a leading contributor to carbon reduction efforts.

2016 Gold Ink Awards

Printing Impressions magazine's Gold Ink Awards is the industry’s most prestigious print competition.

RRD was recognized with 11 awards in the 2016 Gold Ink Award competition. Winning pieces surpassed their competitors based on print quality, technical difficulty and overall visual effect.

Award: Gold

Category: Digital Printing
Title: Friends of Doc

Award: Bronze

Category: Commercial Printing - Invitations
Title: Memorial Hermann Invite

Category: Packaging
Title: Stumptown Coffee Grand CRU Box

Award: Pewter

Category: Books - Cookbooks
Title: Oil & Glass

Category: Books - Hardcover Books
Title: Exxon Campus Book

Category: Commercial Printing - Annual Reports
Title: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Category: Commercial Printing - Annual Reports
Title: UPMC Aging Institute

Category: Commercial Printing - Brochures, Sheetfed
Title: My Best 10 Pro Sports Brochure

Category: Packaging
Title: Dunham Cellars Wine Box

Category: Packaging
Title: Samsung Galaxy 7 Promotion Box

Category: Specialty Magazines, Sheetfed
Title: MFAH H Magazine

2015 Golden Cylinder Awards

For additional information about the Golden Cylinder Awards please visit http://www.gaa.org/.

2015 Golden Cylinder Awards

RRD, Lancaster East, PA
Publication Supercalendered - Retail
Product: 12/21/14 Target Event


RRD, Warsaw, IN
Publication Supercalendered - Catalog
Bass Pro-Master Catalog 2015
Lightweight Coated (under 40#) Catalog


RRD, Lynchburg, VA
Victoria's Secret Swim 1 RD
Lightweight Coated (under 40#)


RRD, Mattoon, IL
Publication Magazine
Better Homes and Gardens February 2015

2014 Gravure Management Excellence Awards

Named Company of the Year by the Gravure Association of the Americas.
Additional awards recipient in the categories of Employee Safety, Environmental Sustainability and Employee Development

Premier Print and Benny Awards - Commercial Print

The Premier Print Award Competition recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in various categories from around the world. Each year, only the most worthy pieces receive Awards of Recognition, Certificates of Merit, and the highest honor—the Benny statue. The Benny has become a universally recognized symbol for excellence in the printing industry. For more than sixty years, winners of the largest, most prestigious print competition in the world have leveraged this honor to gain a competitive advantage.


More than 2,800 entries were submitted for the June 2012 judging of the Premier Print Awards, the world's most prestigious international print competition. The judges honored a total of 1,242 pieces with one of three awards—112 Best of Category awards, 279 Awards of Recognition, and 855 Certificates of Merit.


Award: 2013 Best of Category

  • RRD - Pittsburg, PA
    Category: Booklets (4 or more colors, printers with more than 250 employees)
    Entry Name: 2014 Equis Brochure

Award: 2013 Awards of Recognition

  • RRD - Hoechstetter Plant, Pittsburgh, PA
    Category: Booklets (4 or more colors, printers with 101-250 employees)
    Entry Name: 2014 Grand Cherokee Brochure

Award: 2013 Certificates of Merit

  • RRD - Pittsburg, PA
    Category: Brochures and Broadsides, Small (4 or more colors)
    Entry Name: Mercedes Benz CLA Class Teaser

    Category: Booklets (4 or more colors, printers with 101-250 employees)
    Entry Name: 2013 Chrysler Collection Product Guide

    Category: Soft-Cover Books
    Entry Name: World War Z (The Art of Film)

    Category: Business and Annual Reports (4 or more colors, printers with 101-250 employees)
    Entry Name: 2012 Eaton Corporation Annual Report

    Category: Business and Annual Reports (4 or more colors, printers with 101-250 employees)
    Entry Name: Jarden 2012 Annual Report

    Category: Calendars
    Entry Name: Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Calendar

    Category: Media Kits
    Entry Name: Ed Jones & Federated Feeling is Mutual Package

Regional Awards

In addition to Gold Ink and Premier Print awards, our commercial print facilities were also honored with the following awards:

  • RRD - Andrews Connecticut Plant, Manchester, CT
  • RRD - Bruce Plant, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • RRD - IPD Plant, Chamblee, GA
  • RRD - Metro Plant, Eden Prairie, MN
  • RRD - Nielsen Plant, Florence, KY
  • RRD - Williams Plant, East Point, GA


Electric City printing, an RRD company

  • won 7 Best of Category Awards and 2 Special Judges Awards in the 2013 The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) Awards Competition.

RRD - Andrews Connecticut Plant, Manchester, CT

American Marketing Awards
2 Mark of Excellence Awards



Advertising Club of Connecticut
1 Gold Award
1 Silver Award


Print Media Communicator Awards
1 Award of Distinction
1 Award of Excellence
1 Honorable Mention


Print Media Communicator Awards
1 Award of Distinction
1 Award of Excellence
1 Honorable Mention

RRD - Bruce Plant, Elk Grove Village, IL

Printing Industry of Illinois

  • 4 Best of Category
  • 4 Best of Division
  • 6 Awards of Excellence
  • 5 Certificates of Merit

RRD - IPD Plant, Chamblee, GA

Printing Industry Association of Georgia

  • 1 Top Gold Award
  • 20 Awards of Excellence
  • 18 Best of Category

RRD - Metro Plant, Eden Prairie, MN

Printing Industry of Minnesota

  • 1 Best of Category
  • 1 Best of Class
  • 2 Best of Division
  • 4 Certificates of Merit

RRD - Nielsen Plant, Florence, KY

Printing Industry of America - Northern Kentucky and Ohio

  • 3 Gold Awards
  • 9 Silver Awards
  • 3 Bronze Awards

RRD - Williams Plant, East Point, GA

Printing Industry Association of Georgia

  • 2 Top Gold Awards
  • 31 Best of Category Awards
  • 29 Awards of Excellence

SGIA André Schellenberg Awards

These products were all produced in our label platform, which includes digital, screen, flexo, and other capabilities.

  • Award: André Schellenberg Danglers - Swiss Rose
  • Category: Plastic Products, Other (Digital)

  • Award: Merit (Bronze) - Orville Redenbacher Backlit Header
  • Category: Back-lighted Signs/Displays (Four-Color Process)

  • Award: Honorable Mention Hanging Sign - Guaranteed Tender Pork
  • Category: Displays/Exhibits (Four-Color Process)

Sappi Printer of the Year Awards

Gold Winners

  • AGS Custom Graphics, an RRD Company
  • Hickory Printing Solutions, an RRD Company, Conover
  • (2 gold awards) The Hennegan Company, an RRD Company
  • (2 gold awards) Hickory Printing Solutions, an RRD Company, Conover and Greensboro
  • Jarvis Press, Inc., an RRD Company
  • McKay Press, an RRD Company

Silver Winners

  • The Hennegan Company, an RRD Company
  • (2 silver awards) Hickory Printing Solutions, an RRD Company, Conover and Greensboro
  • Jarvis Press, Inc., an RRD Company
  • McKay Press, an RRD Company
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