The way we treat and view the environment impacts heavily on the way we live and work, therefore we feel its important that everyone has the opportunity to share the responsibility of sustaining our environment.
At Solopress we have gone to great lengths to source and offer products to our customers that meet their environmentally conscious needs, this brief introduction illustrates the controls we have put in place to ensure our products and the work carried out on site has minimal impact on the environment.
We use 9 Lives 100% Recycled Paper for our offset and 9 Lives 55 silk for our coated range of flyers, business cards, folders, posters, letterheads and comp slips.
There are no cost effective 100% recycled coated papers available on the market at this time. However, the coated gloss and silk paper we use and endorse have a recycled paper content of 55% and is a certified FSC Paper.
Solopress print with eco inks only. These inks use vegetable oil instead of mineral oil. Such inks have been available for some time, but now the inks have been developed so well it doesn't compromise the quality of your work. We have not just adapted this ink technology to our business cards and flyers, we are producing all our printed products using these inks.
The management at Solopress define our Quality and Environmental Policy, which is realised through the statements and procedures referenced throughout the company's policy manual.
The policy ensures that the documentation is appropriate to the nature, scale and environmental impacts of its activities, products and services, and also includes a staff understanding of meeting both the requirements of ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. It is our policy to manage our business in the most environmentally responsible manner, complying with the relevant environmental legislation and regulations; and aiming to provide our customers with an on time and fault free reliable service.
We are committed to continuous improvement and the prevention of pollution, as a registered waste carrier we ensure all waste is disposed of adequately, recycling and exceeding our customer’s expectations wherever possible.
The management system provides a framework for the setting and reviewing of objectives and targets, to help support our continuous improvement and ensure our system is developed. This policy is documented, implemented and maintained and communicated to all employees and sub contractors through regular training of our responsibilities. It is displayed in a prominent position within the organisation and in an area that is accessible by the public, and is reviewed regularly to ensure its continued suitability.
Solopress partnered with the award-winning Woodland Carbon programme* in June 2013, reducing our company's carbon footprint by planting trees and creating new woodland in the UK. As a corporate partner in the Woodland Carbon initiative, we have agreed to purchase at least 60 tonnes of carbon captured paper every year. One tonne of paper purchased by us equates to 14 m2 of new woodland planted and captures ½ tonne of Co2. *Winner of the Green IT Awards ‘Best Carbon Scheme’.