As we approach 2020, our planet is currently in an alarming state of fragility. Therefore, we all hold the responsibility of being as environmentally conscious as possible - especially within a business. That’s why our ISO 14001 environmental accreditation is so much more to us than a ‘tick box’, it’s something we live and breathe right through our business.
Whilst the print industry is rarely associated with being a friend to the environment, it's actually more eco-friendly than you would assume. Surprisingly, paper is one of the most sustainable products in the world.
As well as being FSC certified, SF Taylor goes the extra mile in order to help our customers reach their environmental goals. Our work doesn't go unnoticed, as we won an award for our Sustainable Development at the NHS in the North West's Excellence in Supply Awards.
Here are some just a few of the examples demonstrating how SF Taylor are as kind to the environment as we are to our customers...
1. Using Process Free Plates
We're delighted to have recently upgraded to 'Process Free Plates Printing Plates'.
The new plates completely omit harmful chemicals from our printing processes, such as developer and gum. They also save on both water and energy usage. We then send our used printing plates to be recycled for aluminium.
2. Our Vegetable Based Ink
You don't need an expert to tell you that printing couldn't happen without any ink. It's important to us that all of our inks are vegetable based, making them completely sustainable.
Great for the environment, not so great with a roast.
3. Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
One of the huge benefits of working with a print management company that also manufactures print, is that it's a 'one-stop-shop'. Anything we can't print in house, we will outsource and supply for you.
We call this our 'one box solution'. Eliminating any packaging waste, as well as preventing unnecessary journeys from multiple different suppliers. Customers can control their print with ease, with several advantages to the environment.
4. Recycling Anything and Everything
We are proud to say that 100% of our paper is recycled and diverted from landfill, whilst any surplus paper is donated to local schools.
Nothing gets wasted here at SF Taylor - even our used wooden pallets are given new homes. Here they are transformed in to tables and benches at a charity wine and beer night in aid of MS Trust!
5. Minimal Product Wastage
Have you ever experienced the frustration of over-ordering your print, resulting in a waste of print material and budget?
Our system, HubTec, was put in place to prevent this from happening. Our online portal allows you to track exactly how much print is being used. It also allows you to print on demand, when you need it. The minimisation of any waste benefits both the environment and your business.
Environmental sustainability, a dedicated team and quality print are all part of SF Taylor's unique service.
That's why we offer a Free Print Audit, so you can discover how we can help you, with no strings attached. You could save time, money and the environment whilst you're at it!