The Environment & Us

Our business works because we use as few resources as we can. Fewer resources equal less waste. We simply couldn’€™t afford to offer you such low prices if we were wasteful or inefficient. That’€™s why we reward our Production Hub team for reducing waste and we pay bonuses to anyone in our Grafenia family who has an idea on how we can work more efficiently.

Here are some of the things we already do to help reduce our impact on the environment;

  • any unavoidable waste paper is compacted and recycled
  • all other waste is separated into seventeen distinct streams for recycling or reprocessing
  • we use vegetable-based inks
  • ink is pumped straight from large drums, rather than smaller cartridges in wasteful packaging
  • our printing plates are recycled
  • used chemicals are disposed of responsibly
  • we use biodegradable laminate

 

Biodegradable Lamination

On 1st August 2018, we switched all of our matt and gloss laminated print to a new biodegradable laminate. That's every laminated business card, flyer, folder, booklet cover, appointment card and postcard. When the print reaches the end of it's useful life, it composts. Within two years it's gone. Without leaving any contaminants in the soil.

 

ISO 14001

As a leading manufacturer of print and promotional items, we understand our duty to operate to the highest levels of quality whilst respecting the environment.

Our Environmental Management System has been assessed by BSI and we’€™re certified for ISO 14001, the Environmental Standard. That means an independent auditor keeps an eye on our environmental objectives and the progress we’€™re making with our targets. If you’d like to know more, ask your local studio for a copy of our environmental policy.