Environment

Environmental Policy

The Company recognises the importance of environmental considerations and our objective is to manage our business in such a way as to minimise the effects of our Company activities on the environment. We will review our policies on product design, purchasing, manufacturing and distribution in order to achieve our objective.

IN PARTICULAR THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES WILL BE PURSUED AND AS FAR AS IS REASONABLY PRACTICABLE WE WILL:

  • Reduce waste and the consumption of resources (materials, fuel and energy) to a minimum.
  • Reduce or eliminate the production of polluting releases to the environment.
  • Design products in such a way as to minimise their environmental effects in production, use and disposal.
  • Control the environmental effects of raw material sourcing.
  • Control the environment effects of new developments through strategic planning.

TO ACHIEVE THE ABOVE WE WILL BE MINDFUL OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Regulations covering emissions of solvents and other chemicals to air and to drains.
  • Regulations on disposal of solid waste such as paper and ink to landfill.
  • Use and disposal of hazardous materials, processes and products and possible replacement by ‘greener’ materials in production.
  • Reduction of waste levels, especially of paper and boards, to a minimum.
  • Ensuring paper waste is sorted and made available for recycling.
  • Offering to print on, and listening to greater customer demands for recycled papers and boards.
  • More efficient use of energy and fuels, using ‘waste’ heat where possible.
  • Co-ordinating deliveries to reduce transport costs and energy.
  • Recycling chemicals, using closed systems and replenishment.
  • Anticipating changes in legislation, such as the need to reduce packaging as expressed in the European Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.
  • Environmental aspects of products or policies, such as the recyclability of printed products.
  • Visual impact of the factory, noise and odours emitted.

BS-EN ISO14001

ISO14001 is an internationally recognised environmental management system (EmS) standard. It provides a framework for controlling environmental impacts and promoting continuous improvement in environmental performance.

THREE KEY AREAS MUST BE MANAGED:

  • Compliance with environmental legislation
  • Prevention of pollution
  • Improvement in environmental performance

Pinstripe’s EmS has been assessed and approved by CQS (Certified Quality Systems) Ltd, a leading international certification body. This involved an assessment of our EmS documentation to satisfy it met the requirements of ISO14001, and a site assessment to verify that the documentation is being correctly followed and that the requirements of ISO14001 are being met in practice. CQS conduct audit visits twice a year to ensure that the EmS continues to be maintained satisfactorily and improvements in environmental performance are being demonstrated.

Pinstripe has steadily worked towards becoming one of the greenest printers in the country. as we have grown, we have taken a series of steps to reduce our impact on the environment. These measures are now part of our standard workflow so that we are now able to offer all the benefits to clients without having to charge them any extra.

Carbon Balanced

Pinstripe signed up to their environmental responsibility and became a
Carbon Balanced Publication Printer through the World Land Trust in 2013.
In doing so, they became the first printer in the midlands to achieve this,
demonstrating Pinstripe’s commitment to the environment.

This means our impact on the environment is carbon neutral ie. ZERO CO2.

The benefit to our clients is that the printed products we supply will be fully carbon balanced. This will have a direct effect on our clients environmental emissions. Consequently, Councils, Universities and many others are already showing a huge amount of interest in this offering.

To maintain this status, extensive analysis of our activities and CO2 output are undertook on a continuous basis. This is then independently examined by the Edinburgh Centre of Carbon management and verified to confirm our CO2 impact. This is then balanced through the World Land Trust.

www.worldlandtrust.org