Webmart, the Environment (and You)

We take the environment and sustainability very seriously at Webmart – for ourselves and our customers.

Here’s some of the practical steps we’ve taken to make sure we’re minimising our own impact on the planet:

  • We’re carbon-negative by a cool 2252 people’s worth of carbon emissions
  • We’ve 156 solar panels on the roofs of our 3 yellow sheds
  • We’ve invested in the Webmart Oxygen Farm in Scotland to help us offset carbon

But of course, there’s lots we can do for our customers to ensure the print and marketing materials you buy is environmentally-sustainable too. Here’s some of the main ways we can relatively easily reduce the environmental impact of your print.

The ISO 14001 Environmental Standard
We’re accredited to the internationally recognised ISO 14001 environmental management standard. This requires that we operate a formal environmental management system that is certified by a 3rd party. This accreditation is also one of the most important assessment criteria for new printing companies wishing to join our supplier roster.

We’re certified by The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). These chain of custody schemes are focused on ensuring pulp is harvested in ways that avoid a negative environmental impact. Webmart’s certification under these schemes means that our customers can be assured we are buying papers and board from sustainable and responsibly managed forests.

Carbon Offsetting
As well as offsetting carbon through our Oxygen Farm in Scotland, we’ve tracked and offset carbon emissions through the independently-audited World Land Trust which purchased ecologically important habitat in the rainforests of Ecuador to offset our emissions:

“To date Webmart’s support of the Carbon Balanced programme has enabled the permanent preservation of approximately 23,388m2 of ecologically important habitat in Ecuador. Ecuador is one of the most ecologically rich countries on the planet and yet also has one of the highest deforestation rates of any nation. With the support of organisations like Webmart, the World Land Trust and its Ecuadorian partner NGOs are trying to preserve this rich natural heritage.”

– The Carbon Program, WLT

We also give advice to both our clients and suppliers, both on offsetting their carbon footprint and more importantly, on reducing it.

To talk through how you can minimise the environmental impact of your print marketing, please call 01869 321321 or email enquiries@webmartuk.com and ask to speak to one of our consultants.

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