Submitted by: Tandy Wakeford 13/01/2016
Keen to demonstrate good environmental practice in the print sector, Fuller Davies promote their environmental work to customers and other stakeholders through blogs, open days and social media.
The company is ISO 14001 accredited and worked with environmental community charity Groundwork Suffolk to achieve a Gold Suffolk Carbon Charter standard. Both of these certifications have formalised the company’s ethos and waste management practices and encourages continual improvement.
They use Carbon Balanced papers and are fully FSC accredited, 99% of the paper it uses is FSC certified. This means that every job is ethically and environmentally sound and that customers can demonstrate their commitment to working to the same values with the use of the relevant logos and a certificate. Customers are also invited to participate in tree planting days with the Woodland Trust to help offset the impact of their paper use, during which indigenous species are planted to create new and extend existing woodlands.
The inks that Fuller Davies uses are vegetable-based, its presses run on low alcohol, the plates it produces its print from are waterless and 100% of waste paper and associated waste is recycled. Fuller Davies has worked to integrate environmental best practice into all elements of the business, from design to print to finish and to mailing. The efficiency of the operations is verified by ISO 19001 certification.
Managing Director Neil Stones said: “We are proud of our credentials, committed to reducing environmental impact, and love helping customers to do the same.”
Aimee Clark, Environmental Business Advisor for Groundwork, said: “It’s great working with organisations like Fuller Davies, who embrace the opportunity to go green. They should be really proud of their achievements – they fully deserve to be one of Archant’s Green 100 businesses!”