Environmental Health and Safety


At RRD we have developed a comprehensive management system that enables us to effectively control our EHS impacts worldwide using a model consistent with well-accepted international management standards, such as ISO.

The 6 elements of our EHS Management System include:

  • EHS Policy: This policy defines the EHS principles that guide the conduct of RRD operations worldwide.
  • Programs and Standards: Defines the elements of our program to protect the health and safety of employees, contractors, and visitors. Also includes our environmental programs to ensure compliance.
  • EHS Roles & Responsibilities: EHS responsibilities are integrated into every level of our organization.
  • Training: Management of a comprehensive training and awareness program, including new employee orientation programs, online training and communications, topic-specific workshops, and mentoring activities to develop leadership and expertise in the field.
  • Measuring: Measuring our EHS results company-wide and closely monitoring our progress towards implementing the RRD EHS Standards are critical to meeting our commitment of continuous improvement.
  • Monitoring: RRD has put processes in place to test and oversee compliance.

This company level EHS Management system has positioned many of our worldwide locations to achieve External Certifications through 3rd party organizations.

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RRD Environmental, Health and Safety Policy

Reviewed Date: October 2018

It is the policy of RR Donnelley to protect the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the public, and to conduct all activities in an environmentally responsible manner. We are committed to this policy worldwide as an integral part of being the world’s premier business and marketing communications company.

Senior Corporate management shall ensure alignment of RR Donnelley’s worldwide business strategy and operations with this Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) policy and confirm the commitment of RR Donnelley to:

  • Conduct global operations in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and other requirements, anticipate EHS issues and promote appropriate voluntary initiatives that support this policy;
  • Strive for an injury free workplace through high employee involvement and a strong health and safety program;
  • Minimize the EHS impact to our employees, facilities, and communities in which we do business;
  • Strive to continuously improve global EHS performance by utilizing practices that protect employees and the environment, including reducing the quantity of emissions, developing opportunities for recycling and pollution prevention and using paper, energy, and other resources more efficiently;
  • Partner with our customers to ensure that we manufacture, source, and distribute products that meet all applicable safety regulations;
  • Train and motivate employees to conduct their activities in a safe and environmentally responsible manner; and
  • Review and report to executive management on a periodic basis the EHS performance of the global operations which may include the setting and review of EHS objectives and targets used to promote continuous improvement.

Furthermore, RR Donnelley will undertake to earn the public trust by communicating about our policies, programs and performance, and by advocating sound laws and regulations.

The Corporate Responsibility and Governance (“CRG”) Committee of the Board of Directors maintains overall responsibility for EHS policies. The Corporate EHS Organization shall review this policy with the CRG Committee on a periodic basis.

If you have any questions regarding this policy please contact the Environmental, Health & Safety Organization of RR Donnelley at ehs@rrd.com.

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Our Objectives

Protecting employees and the environment are the two key EHS objectives.

At RRD, we are proud of our commitment to the safety of our employees and to protecting our environment. Over our long history, as expectations in these areas have grown, RRD has led the way in setting and striving for the highest safety performance and for the lowest environmental impact.

Our objectives are to:

  • create an injury-free workplace
  • reduce emissions
  • develop opportunities for recycling and pollution prevention
  • use energy, water and other resources more efficiently

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Preserving Our Environment

Environmental Management Systems Drive Key Accomplishments

At RRD, we strive to minimize our impact to the environment .

We utilize pollution control systems as one tool to help us minimize our impact on the environment and the community, especially in our global locations. Installation and operation of control systems in our global locations allows us to provide environmental performance equal to that seen in our best performing facilities in the United States.

We have achieved 90-95% energy savings through the use of energy efficient pollution control equipment in our offset printing operations.

This energy savings has allowed us to significantly reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases.

We are also currently managing air permits for all affected facilities. These permits require substantial reporting requirements, including mandatory self-reporting of non-compliance.

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Environmental Rates
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Environmental Rates

This page will provide you with our current key environmental performance metrics.

Safety Rates
Safety Rates

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Safety Rates

This page will provide you with our current key safety performance metrics.

Awards and Milestones
Awards and Milestones

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Awards and Milestones

Join with us as we celebrate the accomplishments of many of our facilities as they achieve significant safety milestones.

RR Donnelley Corporate Offices

Phone: 1.312.326.8000 Fax: 1.312.326.8001

35 West Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60601

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