400 rooftop solar panels provide enough energy to power the entire building – 28,000 sq.ft. To ensure none of that energy is wasted inside the building, all our lights are LED operated. Which use up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs. And employee areas such as kitchens and break out areas operate on timers. Combined with our heating operating on a timer, we’ve delivered a dramatic decrease in our power usage.
All our paper is sourced from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified companies. Guaranteeing our paper stocks come from well-managed forests that adhere to strict environmental standards. Visit the FSC here to learn more. Minimising the carbon footprint of deliveries is also an important criteria in selecting our suppliers. Our primary paper supplier was selected not just for the quality of their stocks. Our decision was also based on them delivering the quality we need from a location less than 1 mile away.
Vegetable Based Inks
We only use vegetable based printing inks, removing the use of harsh chemicals in the printing process. This decision has reduced our (IPA) alcohol usage on press to 3%, compared with a typical print industry figure of 12%. We’re currently in the process of testing IPA free on all our printing presses.
We recycle as many elements of the print process as possible, All metal printing plates used on our litho presses are recycled and chemically free. As are all toners and lamination film waste. We use several recycling points for paper, plastic and aluminium to reduce our employee’s footprint, with waste paper recycled through a company producing packaging.
All our customers and staff have access to an electric car charging point we’ve installed, with a second point being installed in 2021. Alongside this, we actively encourage all our team to consider how they travel to and from work, including cycling. Or drive share where possible to reduce the number of car journeys.
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