The recognition we receive acknowledges the work we have done & the progress we have made as a corporation.

  • 2021

    2021 Corporate Awards

    • "Strong Performer" in the Forrester Wave™:
      Customer Database And Engagement Agencies, Q1 2021

      RRD was named a "Strong Performer" in the Forrester Wave™: Customer Database And Engagement Agencies, Q1 2021. The report commended RRD for our advanced analytics and reporting capabilities, “client-led culture” and “deep roots in usability.” Forrester Research is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. Its Forrester Wave is a guide to help B2C marketers select the right agency for their needs.
    • 3M Supplier of the Year Award
      RRD was awarded the 2020 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s contributions to improving 3M’s competitiveness. With thousands in its global supply base, 3M recognized 20 suppliers supporting the U.S. and Canada for world-class performance in providing products and services.
  • 2020

    2020 Corporate Awards

    • Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion
      RRD was recognized as one of 2020's Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion because of the numerous disability inclusion practices on the Disability Equality Index that have been established within the company. According to Maria Town, President and CEO of American Association of People with Disabilities, "The Disability Equality Index top scoring companies represent those businesses that have invested in accessibility and inclusion across their enterprise."

    • Global Impact Sourcing Award (February 2020)
      RRD was awarded the 2020 Global Impact Sourcing Award (GISA) in the purchasing organization category by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP®) and the Rockefeller Foundation. The GISA recognized RRD's Impact Sourcing program, which has helped create significant business process outsourcing jobs within underserved communities.

    • Ad Age Agency Report Rankings (May 2020)
      RRD's Marketing Solutions group was recognized in Ad Age's 76th annual Agency Report, a ranking and analysis of the leading advertising and marketing services agencies based on U.S. and worldwide revenue. This is the second year in a row that RRD has been named on the list, ranking seventh amongst the top U.S. agency companies. RRD also received top rankings in the following categories:

      • World's Largest Agency Companies (#17)
      • World's Largest Consolidated Agency Networks (#22)
      • Largest U.S. CRM/Direct Marketing Networks (#5)
      • World's Largest CRM/Direct Marketing Networks (#7)
      • Largest US Agencies From All Disciplines (#7)

    • Forrester’s Recognizes RRD as Leading Consumer Data Service Provider
      RRD was recognized as an industry leader in the Forrester's report “Now Tech: Consumer Data Marketing Services, Q3 2020.” RRD was named to the Consumer Data Service Providers category whose vertical market focus includes retail, financial services, and automotive.

      The report helps buyers understand and identify consumer data marketing service providers best aligned with their strategies, and provides a view of how the market is evolving.

    Gold Ink Awards

    2020 Gold Ink Awards – Printing Impressions

    Award: Gold

    • Category: Commercial Printing – Annual Reports
      Title: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
    Gold Ink Awards

    Award: Pewter

    • Category: Specialty Magazines – Sheetfed
      Title: Duquesne Club – Avenue 6
  • 2019

    2019 Corporate Awards

    • Technology & Application of the Year Award
      Xplor International, the worldwide document systems association, granted RRD with the 2019 Technology and Application of the Year Award.

      This award recognizes companies that have developed an original concept leading to a significant advancement in the industry.

    • ITC InfoTech Annual Codeathon Winner (January)
      RRD was recognized for excellence in technological innovation at iTech, ITC InfoTech’s flagship annual event. RRD achieved third place among more than 3,500 participating teams for creating a recruitment tool that leverages intelligent process automation to reduce overall lead times from weeks to days.

    • Ad Age Agency Report Rankings (May)
      RRD Marketing Solutions was recognized in Ad Age’s 75th annual Agency Report, a ranking and analysis of the leading advertising and marketing services agencies based on U.S. and worldwide revenue. This is the first year RRD was included in the list and only a year after the new segment was formed. RRD Marketing Solutions was recognized and ranked in the following categories:

      • Largest U.S. agencies from all disciplines (#8)
      • World’s 25 largest agency companies (#18)
      • Largest U.S. CRM/direct marketing networks (#5)
      • World’s largest CRM/direct marketing networks (#9)
      • Largest U.S. promotion networks (#2)
    • Pentawards Shortlist (July 2019)
      RRD was shortlisted for the annual Pentawards competition based on its work with YUNJIANG, a private label liqueur manufactured by Shanghai Yun Jiang Biotechnology, Co., Ltd. The Pentawards recognizes global excellence in packaging design through its annual competition.

    • FCA Foundational Principles Supplier of the Year (July 2019)
      RRD was named a North American Supplier of the Year in the Foundational Principles category by FCA. The Supplier of the Year awards recognize companies that have shown exceptional commitment to FCA, providing innovative and quality products and services.

    • Hormel Foods Spirit of Excellence (August 2019)
      RRD was recognized by Hormel Foods Corporation with a 2018 Spirit of Excellence Award for its work on the company’s labeling throughout the year. The 2018 Spirit of Excellence Award recognizes suppliers who played a role in the company’s continuous improvement process throughout the last year.

    • Crain's Chicago 2019 Most Innovative Companies
      RRD ranked #15 on Crain's Chicago's annual list of the top most innovative companies in Illinois. The list recognized companies reinventing themselves and the marketplaces in which they operate.

    Gold Ink Awards

    RRD was recognized with two awards in the 2019 Gold Ink awards program, one of the print industry's most rigorous competitions.

    Award: Gold

    • Category: Commercial Printing - Annual Reports
      Title: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
    Gold Ink Awards

    xplor19 award

  • 2018

    2018 Corporate Awards

    • Forrester Wave (April)
      RRD Marketing Solutions was named a leader by Forrester Research as part of its report "The Forrester Wave: Customer Database And Engagement Agencies, Q2 2018." They were one of only two agencies to receive perfect scores from customer references, and is noted in the report as a solid partner for marketers seeking a high-touch partner relationship — especially in retail and channel sales.
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
      RRD was granted Home Depot's Entrepreneurial Spirit Award in the area of core merchandising services. The Home Depot provides the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award to one of its vendors each year as a way of recognizing that vendor’s ability to continually adapt to the pace of change in the retail industry and to deliver high-volume and complex programs.
    • Customer Ingenuity Award
      ETQ, a leading provider of quality management software, grants an award each year that recognizes customer ingenuity in implementing ETQ Reliance software. RRD won the award for using ETQ software in a unique manner to turn quality programs into measurable business advantages.
    • IT/BPM Innovator
      RRD was recognized by SLASSCOM as an innovator in the IT/BPM industry.
    • Leadership in Quality Award
      RRD was recognized by the Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions division with a 2018 Leadership in Quality Award for supplier excellence. The award was presented to RRD’s Supply Chain Solutions executives at the Johnson Controls annual Supplier Recognition and Procurement Excellence event, which recognizes key suppliers for outstanding performance and contributions.
    • Customer Service Excellence Award
      RRD won the 2018 NASSCOM Customer Service Excellence Award in the “Process Efficiency” category. The award was presented at the 20th NASSCOM BPM Strategy Summit in Bangalore, India, which is one of the largest Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) events in the world.
  • 2017

    2017 Corporate Awards

    • InformationWeek IT Excellence Award
      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.
    • CIO 100 Award
      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).
    • Summit Award
      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.

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  • 2016

    2016 Corporate Awards

    • Ireland Published Accounts Awards
      RRD UK Global Document Solutions team won design and creative awards in the 2016 Ireland Published Accounts Awards.
    • Global Outsourcing 100®
      RRD Global Outsourcing Services was recognized on the IAOP’s The Global Outsourcing 100® list for the seventh consecutive year.
    • Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index
      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.
    • Printing Impressions 400 - #1
      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.
    • InformationWeek 100 - # 52
      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.
    • SSON China Outstanding Award
      RRD won the International Honor 2016 Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) China Outstanding Award.

    Gold Ink Awards

    RRD was recognized with eleven awards in the 2016 Gold Ink awards program, one of the print industry's most rigorous competitions.

    Award: Gold

    • Category: Digital Printing
      Title: Friends of Doc
    Gold Ink Awards

    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

    2015 Corporate Awards

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

    Golden Cylinder Awards


    RRD, Lancaster East, PA
    Target Event


    RRD, Warsaw, IN
    Bass Pro-Master Catalog


    RRD, Lynchburg, VA
    Victoria's Secret Swim


    RRD, Mattoon, IL
    Better Homes and Gardens

    table of trophies

  • 2014

    2014 Corporate Awards

    • 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.

Employee Health & Safety

Gold Winners

  • 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.

European Energy Reduction

  • 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.

Premier Print, Benny & Regional Awards

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.

Location for RRD - Metro Plant

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

Location for RRD - Bruce Plant

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

Location for RRD - Nielsen Plant

RRD - Nielsen Plant
Florence, KY

Printing Industry of America - Northern Kentucky and Ohio
3 Gold Awards | 9 Silver Awards
3 Bronze Awards

Location for RRD - IPD Plant

RRD - IPD Plant
Chamblee, GA

Printing Industry Association of Georgia
1 Top Gold Award | 20 Awards of Excellence
18 Best of Category

Location for RRD - Williams Plant

RRD - Williams Plant
East Point, GA

Printing Industry Association of Georgia
2 Top Gold Awards | 31 Best of Category Awards
29 Awards of Excellence

South Carolina
Location for RRD - Electric City Printing

Electric City Printing,
an RRD company
Williamston, SC

2013 Printing Industry of the Carolinas Awards
7 Best of Category Awards | 2 Special Judges Awards

Location for RRD - Andrews Connecticut Plant

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

Location for RRD - Hoechstetter Plant

RRD - Hoechstetter Plant
Pittsburgh, PA

2013 Premier Print and Benny Awards
Commercial Print

Category: Booklets (4 or more colors)
Best of Category | Equis Brochure
Award of Recognition | Grand Cherokee Brochure
7 Certificates of Merit

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
  • The Hennegan Company, an RRD Company
  • 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
  • Hickory Printing Solutions, an RRD Company, Conover and Greensboro
  • Jarvis Press, Inc., an RRD Company
  • McKay Press, an RRD Company

There’s More: Certifications

For a listing of specific facilities and the EHS related external certificates they maintain, including FSC and SFI/PEFC Chain of Custody, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certified sites, please see the following link:


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