About us

Environmental Credentials

We're so green, we’ve won awards for it

We believe in being green and working towards an environmentally conscious printing future.

We’ve won many awards for our environmentally flair over the years from The Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice to East of England Resource Efficiency Award. Our environmental credentials go across the entire company: we have made our site environmentally friendly by moving into our BREEAM premises in Peterborough.

How we use our site to be more environmentally friendly:

  • We can store larger levels of stock, reducing paper deliveries received from one per day to three per week
  • We have purchased an additional laminating machine which allows us to save transportation costs, rather than outsourcing
  • Our dispatch control system has been upgraded to make the best use of dispatch transportation, including shared deliveries when possible

The Building Resources Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is the world’s longest standing and most widely used way of measuring the environmental impact of buildings.

BREEAM

Transport

We record mileage and use schemes to make getting to work more environmentally friendly – including bike to work schemes and car sharing.

Waste & Recycling

With our OCÉ digital mono presses we save an estimated 4 tonnes a year on paper, 75% of stocks are bulk packed reducing packaging, reduce off-cuts with 80% of pre-cut paper from paper suppliers. We of course recycle extensively within the premises too.

Energy Saving

BREEAM certified, along with our ISO 14001 compliance means we have a framework for energy saving. We’ve invested in solar panels and had Brighter Green, a carbon reduction consultancy firm, review our energy usage.

Office Practices

We use VoIP and internet video conferencing to reduce face-to-face meetings, all toner cartridges are recycled, and quotes are sent to the customer either online, via email, or over the phone. Old technology is also recycled and donated to charity where possible.

Global Printing & Distribution

We have global printing premises as well as global distributors, with the view that we can get books to your customers quicker to reduce our carbon footprint, as well as yours.

At Printondemand-worldwide our commitment to going green extends beyond our practices within print production, our employees also volunteer to do green tasks and we believe in investing in green.

In the Community

The Eco-Book - Environmentally Friendly Printing

Our ongoing work with environment consultants means that we are able to review our carbon footprint, look at renewable energy sources, investigate carbon offsetting and develop our long-term strategy towards becoming a carbon neutral company. We therefore can plant enough trees with Carbon Footprint Ltd to balance the carbon emission from your book production.

FSC® and PEFC chain-of-custody

We are FSC & PEFC certified, meaning the paper we use for our books and products is sourced from sustainable forests.

Want to find out more about the environmental book printing?

Contact us by calling 01733 237867 or emailing [email protected]

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