Our History in Sustainability

For over three decades we have led the green conversation to reduce the effects that we have on the planet.

We achieve this in four key ways:

  • An environmental management system to deliver maximum efficiency across all of our production facilities
  • A continual education programme for our staff, our customers and our community
  • Working in collaboration with brands and NGOs to lead the green conversation
  • Industry influencing through work with the WWF, paper merchants and suppliers

We are proud to say we have achieved a number of firsts in our industry since 1999 when we became the first EMAS certified printer in the UK and then the first CarbonNeutral printer in the world in 2002. Read more about our firsts and history in sustainability below.

1993

September 30, 1993

1st ISO14001 certified printer in the UK

1996

October 29, 1996

1st EMAS certified printer in the UK

2001

October 29, 2001

Became the 1st FSC® printer in the UK

2002

October 30, 2002

Became the first CarbonNeutral® printer in the world

2003

March 2, 2003

First printer to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development

2008

March 2, 2008

First printer to win a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development

2008

October 30, 2008

Listed 4th in The Sunday Times Best Green Companies

2013

October 30, 2013

First printer in the UK to achieve WWF-GFTN (Global Forest and Trade Network) graduate status

2013

October 30, 2013

Winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development for the third time

2013

October 30, 2013

Awarded the BPIF Seal of Excellence Award in Environmental Management

2017

October 30, 2017

re-accredited as a CarbonNeutral® Company from Natural Capital Partners

2018

October 30, 2018

Introducing the Carbon Balanced Paper programme enabling customers to offset their emissions through The World Land Trust