Kodak Print for Good campaign placed approximately 30,000 books and school materials (in its first full year) in the hands of thousands of children in communities worldwide.
In 2017, highlights of the programmes that Kodak teams supported include local literacy initiatives and partnerships stretching from Kodak’s headquarters in Rochester, New York to rural communities in India and Haiti.
‘At Kodak, we feel that literacy is a venue for us to talk about the value of print in a very tangible way while partnering with some of our most important customers to address a vital issue that touches communities across the globe,’ said Brad Kruchten, president, print systems division, Kodak. ‘Literacy not only enriches an individual’s life, but it creates opportunities for people to develop skills that will help them provide for themselves and their families, while also enhancing the economic vitality of the communities around them. We’re proud to be able to play a part in helping to improve literacy outcomes around the world.’
Kodak’s Print for Good initiative is an overall effort to drive the print industry in a socially conscious and environmentally friendly way. Kodak also supports the development and use of more sustainable print processes, as printers begin to migrate toward process free plates, vegetable-based inks, alcohol-based solvents, recycled or sustainably-harvested paper, printing plates made of fully-recyclable aluminum and other means of operating more sustainably.