Producing high quality digital print whilst being
committed to reducing our environmental impact

Printondemand-worldwide and the environment

We believe that digital printing is the future for environmentally conscious book manufacture, direct marketing and label printing. We understand that it is essential that our environmental impact needs to be reduced and a detailed explanation of how we are endeavouring to achieve this can be downloaded here:

Working to Reduce Our Environmental Impact (960 Kb)

 

A brief overview of our environmental policy

  • ISO 14001
  • FSC and PEFC CoC accreditation
  • BREEAM building
  • Waste reduction/recycling
  • Working towards Carbon neutrality
  • Eco book available with additional Carbon offsetting
  • Reduced supply chain unsold products
  • Efficient digital printing
  • Minimum paper and chemicals
 
 

Key points: ISO 14001:2004

ISO 14001

Our environmental management system is certified to ISO 14001, meaning we have established our environmental policy objectives and implememted the processes required to meet these objectives.

This certification has been achieved by less than 1% of UK businesses and reflects the standard of evaluation of our working pratices in the context of environmental management.

 

Key points: FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody

FSC Chain of Custody

Only 7% of the world's forests are certified by groups who monitor illegal logging and ecological impact. The FSC is the most well known organisation covering 25% of all certified forests

Being awarded FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody (CoC) accreditation means that we can offer our customers assurance with regards to the environmental impact of the paper products used in our printing processes.

A third party examines our ability to ensure compliance with the strict PEFC and FSC CoC requirements, including stringent record keeping, correct labelling procedures and staff training.

Find out more by visiting the FSC website

FSC Certificate: TT-COC-002641. PEFC Certificate: BMT-PEFC-0555

 

Key points:Environentally friendly building

BREEAM building

In January 2008 we moved into our newly built BREEAM premises. The core aim of BREEAM is to reduce the embodied and operational environmental impact of building, including but not limited to the build itself, CO2 emmissions, location of transport links, thermal comfort and water usage.

Find out more by visiting the BREEAM website

 

Key points: Waste and Recycling

Wastage and recycling initiatives

We have several processes in place, designed to reduce unnecessary wastage, including:

  • Upgraded mono press to reduce wasted paper when producing Royal size books (estimated 4 tonnes per year)
  • Purchase of bulk packed, pre-cut paper (reducing off-cut wastage and packaging)
  • Paper and cardboard recycling
  • Plastic and metal recycling
  • Organic waste capture to wormery
  • Office back-to-back printing, with an aim to become a paperless office by 2010
  • Envelope, jiffy bag and toner cartridge recycling
  • Continual staff training
 

Further information

More information on the other initiatives we have implemented in the business can be found by downloading our information booklet:

Working to Reduce Our Environmental Impact (960 Kb)

Our accreditation

FSC Certificate: TT-COC-002641.
PEFC Certificate: BMT-PEFC-0555


BPIF Member Breeam Building ISO14001 ISO9001 BeMS Business Champions 2011

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