SCHAUMBURG, IL – INX International Ink Co.’s office in Sacramento, CA, recently became the second company in Sacramento County to earn Platinum certification as a Sacramento Sustainable Business (SSB). The 9,000-square-foot facility, which provides ink blending, technical support services and warehouse space to customers throughout northern California, successfully passed a rigorous audit conducted by the Sacramento County Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC). 

The new Platinum certification is the highest level in the SSB program and comes four years after INX attained Gold level status. SSB promotes businesses that initiate voluntary actions to prevent pollution and conserve resources. BERC was established in 1993 as a one-stop, non-regulatory Permit Assistance Center to help Sacramento County businesses understand and comply with federal, state and local environment regulations. 

In the SSB program, businesses are evaluated in six categories: Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Pollution Prevention, Solid Waste Reduction, Green Building and Transportation/Air Quality. Overall business practices, physical facility features and equipment were among over 210 items that applied to INX as part of a checklist subjected to an extensive inspection. 

INX Sacramento’s commitment to sustainability is a dedication that was first implemented nearly five years ago. In recognition of California’s high standards on environmental issues, INX designed the Sacramento facility with environmental concerns in mind. Low-emission building materials, recycled-content carpets and furnishings, and skylights and tinted windows reduce interior lighting requirements and offset heat gain. A high-efficiency HVAC system also saves energy and money. The company now recycles over 95 percent of used laboratory materials to help reduce its carbon footprint and reduce waste disposal costs.