At Bate Brand Communications we are passionate about the environment. We have committed ourselves to a programme for change to make our carbon footprint ever smaller and to operate in an environmentally friendly way.
We strive to ensure that every aspect of our supply chain meets with the exacting standard of our environmental policy and we spend much of our time thinking about ways we can reduce the impact of our activities. As important steps along the way we are committed to using printing service organisations who have gained the coveted ISO 14001 environmental standard and FSC certification.
The demanding standards of the FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) mean that all the paper we use can be traced back to its source. FSC is seen as the gold standard of responsible husbandry of forests.
Among a raft of environmental pledges, certification means that many more trees are planted than are felled each year by the foresters supplying the Paper Mills.
Indeed each year our suppliers plant many thousands of extra trees on our behalf. Our paper is also processed using Elemental Chlorine Free Technology to avoid the production of damaging toxins.
Almost all the Paper and Board we use is to the FSC standard and, on request, we can now put the FSC logo on your finished printing, as a badge of honour that you care about how your printing is produced. If you would like to know more about adding the FSC logo to your work please call us for further details.
Of course, we could buy cheaper paper! Using paper produced from trees felled from Virgin Rain Forests and processed without regard to poisoning rivers and high rates of mortality amongst indigenous people would save money. Some of our competitors use it without compunction! But at Bate Brand we set higher standards and we know you, our customers, do too!
All our printers use ink is based on clean vegetable oil and supplied in eco friendly packaging. They have on site mixing technology which allows them to produce pantone colours, as required, to pin point accuracy, making their waste close to zero!
Our printers also power their plant with Green Electricity which comes from renewable sources.
Sourcing environmentally sound materials is important, but just as crucial is efficient use of those materials. Maximising our use of every sheet of paper or card means that we use much less raw material for the number of jobs we produce.
We have a policy of running minimal additional sheets. Not only does this help us to keep our prices down it also means that paper waste is minimised. On rare occasions, where sheets get spoiled during print finishing operations, such as folding or laminating it can mean a small shortfall on a job (up to 10% which is credited on a pro-rata basis) but what it always means is that we are reducing the environmental impact of every job.
Our recycling is of an exceptionally high order and everything which we are unable to re-use is graded into a range of different categories and recycled or disposed of responsibly. We take a pride in looking at everything we do to make sure it is truly green rather than simply being slick marketing spin.
We have specialists within our team who ensure that we are always meeting, and exceeding, the burgeoning rules on recycling.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed by climate change, but by choosing Bate brand as your print provider you can be certain that your printing is being responsibly produced.