Environment

Platinum believes outstanding environmental practice needn't cost the earth. The choices we make can have an impact on the world we live in. Making an informed decision to choose responsibly sourced paper and materials strengthens our commitment to the environment.

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Platinum, a certified carbon balanced printer

Platinum are thrilled to be one of just a handful of certified Carbon Balanced Printers. We are proud to support the fantastic work World Land Trust are doing to protect threatened habitats and wildlife.

We are pleased to be able to offer our clients the option to be able to offset their paper-based products.

As a Carbon Balanced Printer, we are helping global conservation charity World Land Trust preserve critically threatened habitat in Vietnam. This not only offsets our carbon footprint, but it also helps protect the dozens of endangered species calling these forests home.

Learn more at: www.worldlandtrust.org

Minimal Environmental Impact

At Platinum we recognise that the environmental choices we offer our customers should cover more than just the paper your products are produced from. As one of the country’s first carbon balanced printers, with our ISO 14001 accreditation and PEC* initiative, you can be confident you have chosen a company whose environmental commitment is far reaching.

*Platinum’s Environmental Commitment programme

Our PEC initiative covers a wide spectrum of areas within our business that goes beyond just paper.

  • ISO 14001 accreditation
  • Company wide carbon and  energy reduction programme
  • Remote digital proofing technology
  • Chemistry free plate making
  • All stock papers FSC® certified
  • Choice of vegetable oil based and low energy curing inks
  • No isopropanol/alcohol is used on any of our printing presses
  • Ink reduction technology
  • Certified Carbon Balanced Printer
  • Eco friendly choices for promotional goods
  • Modern, efficient machinery
  • One of the UK’s first printers to introduce an electric delivery vehicle
  • Fleet vehicles chosen for their efficiency not status
  • A clear Environmental Policy Statement
  • FOC Brown Box and paper recycling scheme

CSR Policy

At Platinum, we believe that responsible ethical and professional business practice should be central to all our operations and day to day business activities.

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Environmental Policy

At Platinum, we take our commitment to the environment seriously as demonstrated by our ISO14001 accreditation and commitment to responsible business activities.

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What is Carbon Balanced Print?

Carbon Balanced Print is the highest statement of integrity for users and producers of printed products.

CARBON BALANCED PAPER + CARBON BALANCED PRINTER = CARBON BALANCED PRINT

How will the scheme benefit you?

Helping you take positive action to combat global warming.

Reducing your carbon impact and enhancing your brand.

Receiving a certificate showing the amount of CO2 you have balanced and the area of land protected.

Giving you access to a unique World Land Trust Carbon Balanced Paper logo that can be printed on your products to show your commitment.

Making a difference

200,000 TONNES of CO2 have been Carbon Balanced

3,000 BUSINESSES have taken positive action by using Carbon Balanced Paper and Print

19,000 ACRES of threatened forest have been protected

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About World Land Trust

World Land Trust is an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre.

Since its foundation in 1989, World Land Trust has funded partner organisations around the world to create reserves and give permanent protection to habitats and wildlife.

To date, World Land Trust has helped secure more than 2,450,000 acres of threatened habitat in 23 countries.

The work of World Land Trust is actively supported by their passionate and dedicated patrons.

“The money that is given to the World Land Trust, in my estimation, has more effect on the wild world than almost anything I can think of.”
Sir David Attenborough,

WLT Patron

ISO 14001

Our commitment to responsible business activities

We are proud to have achieved the nationally recognised environmental accreditation ISO 14001, confirming our on-going commitment to reducing our environmental impact.

This includes the management of waste, use of natural resources and energy consumption as well as complying with all environmental regulations, legislation and approved codes of practice relating to print manufacture and any area that the company’s overall business activities encompass.

  • It is Platinum’s objective to operate with and to maintain good relations with all regulatory bodies
  • It is Platinum’s declared policy to carry out all measures reasonably practicable to facilitate the ability to continually improve environmental performance
  • This policy is communicated to all employees, suppliers and sub-contractors and is made available to the public
  • All personnel understand their obligations under this policy statement

Platinum constantly monitor and review environmental performance and this Environmental Policy Statement in order to ensure its continuing suitability and will implement improvements whenever appropriate.

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Brown Box Recycling

You’ve finished with your Platinum Boxes, what can you do with them?

  • We have been running a free of charge brown box recycling scheme since 2010
  • We will come and collect your used Platinum boxes for recycling next time we  visit or when we are passing
  • Just drop us an email or give us a call 01423 881158 so we can make arrangements

Recycling your waste paper

We will also recycle your waste paper too just pop it in the Platinum brown boxes and ask our driver to take it away next time we deliver.

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Need help? Contact us by email or call our team on 01423 881158