Committed to minimum environmental impact

By its very nature the communications industry can have a significant effect on the environment including its use of substrates, transport and energy. That’s why we take responsibility for our methods of operation and actively seek ways to minimise any long-term effects.

We are extremely proud of our environmental record and are committed to reducing our carbon footprint. Our parent company imageData Group has been accredited with ISO 14001, the international standard on environmental management but this is just the beginning of our pursuit to cut our carbon emissions.

How Are We Helping?

  • Proactively investing in digital printing which uses less energy and is less wasteful of materials and inks than conventional printing methods

  • Investment programme which replaces old machinery with environmnetally-friendly replacements

  • Switching to chemistry-free platemaking using Agfa's Azura TS plates for the litho process

  • Having alchol-free sites for two years across all sites

  • Having a total digital workflow system

  • Encouraging clients to use FSC and PEFC materials

  • Stocking standard substrates that are FSC accredited

  • Pro-actively encouraging online digital proofing and digital transfer of artwork

  • Recycling where possible - segregating plastic, cardboard, wood and paper

  • Using special recycling bins in the offices for paper waste

  • Recycling printer toners to aid charity

  • Recirculating heat from the print machines for heating and administration areas

  • Donating 'retired' computers to schools

  • Using energy saving lighting and motion-activated lighting systems

  • Using suppliers, where possible, within a 50 mile radius

  • Installing bike shelters and shower facilities to encourage two-wheeled
    commuting

  • Reducing the number of company cars and encouraging the use of public transport

  • Producing our own stationery and marketing materials on FSC substrates

  • Building our own wildlife lagoon at our Howden site

  • Harvesting water from the roof of the Howden site

  • Being a Member of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

 

In this month's newsletter ... imageData Group builds new digital facility, CIM public service marketing event, new public sector marketing book, meet the new public-id Account Director, environmentally friendly paper, public sector marketing news round-up.