Well done to printing.com and their customers who have reached the target of 50,000 trees planted.
Their new target is a massive 100,000 trees!
“Congratulations to printing.com on achieving their target of planting 50,000 trees making them truly greentastic printers! Good luck with your new target of 100,000 trees which will really help stitch the world back together”
Professor David Bellamy, OBE
CEO Tony Rafferty receives the 2009 Green Apple Award on behalf of printing.com, in recognition of their outstanding environmental efforts, from actress Alexandra Bastedo at the House of Commons, November 17th 2009
Tree Appeal Partner - printing.com
In November 2009 Professor David Bellamy visited schools across the UK and Ireland to help plant some of the 50,000 trees sponsored by nationwide printing company printing.com. The tour celebrated printing.com's achievement of reaching their 50,000 tree target.
By planting trees in schools, printing.com are not only creating wildlife habitat, promoting biodiversity and making a greener world, they are also providing outdoor learning resources for local school children; helping future generations to understand the natural world.
printing.com is one of the largest and fastest growing franchised print companies in the UK with over 300 outlets. Excellent environmental credentials have played a big part in their success. Their continued commitment to Tree Appeal has seen them raise their planting target to 100,000 trees this year.
"Caring for the environment is fundamental to everything we do. Our business works because we're as efficient as possible. We use as few resources as we can. Fewer resources mean less waste. But we're never content. All our processes are constantly refined to ensure that we minimise waste. What waste we do produce, we separate into seventeen distinct streams for easy recycling or reprocessing. We compact all of our waste paper to minimise transportation, prior to being recycled. Our printing plates are recycled and our used chemicals are disposed of responsibly.
We use vegetable-based inks, pumped straight from large drums, rather than smaller cartridges in wasteful packaging. And talking of packaging, we've drastically reduced the volume of waste we pass on. All of our cartons are produced from unbleached board.
We've introduced many new products printed on 100% recycled paper. Where possible, the rest of our paper stock is made from wood pulp which is Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF). All pulp is sourced from sustainable forests, where trees are farmed as crops - just like wheat."
Printing.com's success, according to its founder and CEO Tony Rafferty, is fixed in its 'hub and spoke' structure and centrally controlled supply chain, which gives it better cost-efficiency than other high-street firms. By centralising production, the company can deliver jobs requiring giant commercial printing presses, which offers customers faster print times at reduced costs.