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Kao Collins Sustainability


At Kao Collins, we prioritize sustainability and strive to set the standard for the industrial inkjet ink industry. We proactively formulate products that benefit our employees, community, and customers and contribute to preserving the world around us.

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We understand the impact we can have and are committed to sustainability in all aspects of our business.

Our research and development chemists and engineers create the most environmentally friendly inks possible. We carefully select raw materials to ensure that they meet our rigorous standards for safety and sustainability, including removing carcinogenic, mutagenic, and reprotoxic (CMR) substances.

In addition to our product formulations, we commit to reducing our environmental footprint throughout our operations by minimizing waste, implementing sustainable manufacturing practices, and using energy-efficient technologies.

We are continuously seeking new and innovative ways to reduce our environmental impact and improve the sustainability of our operations. By prioritizing sustainability, we can create a better future for our planet and communities.

Our Sustainable Ink Portfolio

We offer many eco-friendly inks and are working to reformulate our inks to meet our goals of making printing safe and sustainable, including inks that conform to Nestle guidelines and EuPIA industry standards.

Sustainability Drives Purchasing and Production Goals

We evaluate business decisions based on the environmental impact and the larger sustainability benefit.

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Formulations that reduce ink consumption
  • Conserve water
  • Reduce pollution from all discharges
  • Reduce the use of toxic and hazardous materials
  • Contain the highest possible percentage of post-consumer recycled content
  • Reduce packaging and other waste
  • Support efficient transportation

Sustainability Efforts Since 2020

Community sustainability

Renewable Energy

Kao Collins joined the Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and Great American Ball Park™ as a Green e-Certified Renewable Energy leader.

Energy savings

Energy Savings

Replaced and recycled 2,383 fluorescent lights that reduce heat production and reduce energy used by 25%.



140 pounds of alkaline, lithium, and lead batteries recycled.

Renewable energy

Community Sustainability

Supported approximately 7,500 people through soup kitchen meal preparation, school supply programs, Thanksgiving food drives, veterans support, and other volunteer efforts.

Biodiversity efforts

Biodiversity Efforts

Planted native flowers and pollinator habitats certified by the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

E-waste disposal

E-waste Disposal

Recycled approximately four tons of electronics equipment.

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