Green Credentials

Climate change is happening all around us, and so much of that change is driven by business, which is why we're serious about reducing our impact on the environment. 

 

Here's what we've done already:

  • Responsible packaging
    • We know how important the strength of our packaging is, but there are better ways than endless tape and bubble wrap to protect your records. Our FSC ® certified mailers aren't just made from sustainable sources, but when formed into the corrugated cardboard which make up our mailers they are the strongest on the market
    • All of our packaging is 100% recyclable. 
    • Our loose fill? No polystyrene in sight, just biodegradable starch-based packing chips to safely transport those larger orders. 
  • Polythene sleeve quality
    • Unfortunately, there is currently no alternative to plastic when it comes to a protective sleeve for your records. That's why we've raised the quality of our plastic polythene sleeves.
    • Not only does this mean you get the best quality available, but it means fewer harmful replacements and also far fewer ruined paper sleeves! 
  • Shipping label printing
    • Our printing method for shipping labels eliminates the use of ink altogether. 
    • Elements of conventional ink come from non-renewable sources and they also emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In short, the less we use, the better.

 

As we grow our impact is only going to get larger, which is why we're committed to continuing to develop our methods. So, what's next?

Just take a look at the table below to see our targets and our progress towards hitting them. Some of these things take time to research, organise and then implement which is why the time frame is longer for some targets. The time frame is the minimum expectation and we will strive to meet these targets much sooner wherever possible. 

We'll also keep updating this table with more targets, so keep checking back to see what we're up to.

 

Target

Time Frame

Status

Introduce an opt-out service where paper invoices are replaced with PDF invoices sent directly to your email address.

Easier to find, and better for the environment... 

December 2018

COMPLETED!

Recycle 100% of ink cartridges used

January 2018

COMPLETED!

Review packaging materials, ensuring that all are 100% recyclable where possible

December 2018

COMPLETED!