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Sustainability

Sustainability and environmental responsibility lies at the core of everything we do. By practicing ‘sustainable design’ we create products and solutions that meet current needs without compromising those of future generations.

We take a holistic approach to our work and consider all factors in the product lifecycle.

From print and production through to storage and disposal, every stage is carefully considered for maximum efficiency and minimal environmental impact.

This thinking is not just ecological, but adds real value to our products.

Environmental Responsibility

In an industry which by its very nature consumes considerable resources and is a highly visible contributor to the waste stream, design for sustainability remains one of our core values.

Not only do we believe this is the right thing to do for the long-term benefit of our environment, but also as a route to improved efficiency and cost savings.

We try and run our company with the minimal of ecological impact and through the work we do, help others achieve a similar goal without losing sight of economic considerations.

Below are just some of the ways we are working to minimise the social and environmental impact of our solutions.

Ecological Workflow to Print

Our digital workflow includes pre-press and print process automation, virtual on-screen proofing and production optimisation that reduce material usage, energy consumption and waste.

UV-curable print technology has much lower energy requirements and doesn’t produce environmental ozone or VOC’s (volatile organic solvents) like many other print technologies. We ensure the recycling of all empty ink cartridges.

Direct to substrate printing eliminates adhesives, films and laminates, as well as the paper liner required to transfer them, reducing material requirements.

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Re-Use > Recycle

We believe recycling should only be considered if re-use is no longer an option. Our modular design approach and durable production encourages re-use and re-deployment, increasing the useful lifespan of our products.
All our packaging is 100% recyclable, often in the same materials as the product itself. This further simplifies the end of life disposal and recyclability.

The design of systems with minimal mixed materials and solely mechanical fixings helps facilitate disassembly for recycling at the end of the product’s useful life.

Our digitally-led marketing strategy ensures our customers always have the most up do date information while reducing material resources and postage.

The design of systems with minimal mixed materials and solely mechanical fixings helps facilitate disassembly for recycling at the end of the product’s useful life.

Intelligent Logistics

Our ‘Just In Time’ inventory and manufacturing strategy allows us to react quickly to design modifications, while reducing the energy and resources wasted in producing and holding large stock volumes.

Materials and suppliers are sourced in the UK where possible to reduce transport distances and support the local economy.

The use of lightweight materials reduces fuel and CO2 emissions in transit, and minimises the requirement for additional handling equipment such as tail lifts, fork lift trucks etc.

Bespoke packaging solutions ensure optimal transportation efficiency helping reduce the size and number of vehicles required.

Where possible we optimise our transport logistics to reduce the amount of journeys undertaken with an empty vehicle.

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Forklift pallets

Sustainable Products

LED lighting and display technology considerably reduce energy requirements and associated CO2 emissions, not only through direct power consumption but also transportation costs due to lighter compact forms compared to traditional alternatives.

Modular, re-useable floor systems and recycled carpet are designed for maximum resource sustainability.