Reporting Boundary: UK production and office
facilities (19 Lyon Road, Hersham, KT12 3PU)
Emission sources: Electricity, natural gas, fleet, homeworking emissions (excluded from footprint)
Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020
We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.
We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 9 SDG’s.
Impress Print, an award-winning environmental print company established in 1889, has achieved Planet Mark certification. Impress are firmly committed to reducing our environmental impact, increasing our positive social impact, being a good employer and driving sustainable, profitable growth.
This is Impress Print’s fourth year of certification to Planet Mark. It first calculated the carbon footprint of its UK operations for the year ending December 2017 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
“Impress Print embodies our values at Planet Mark. Constantly striving to find ways of doing business better, the ethos at the company is to embed sustainability right throughout the company. The results show how this philosophy can impact an organisation. Change is achievable – Impress has demonstrated that – and I’m so pleased to play a part in a business doing things the right way.”
Impress is the first UK printer to achieve certification to Planet Mark. Impress print has committed to protecting 44 acres of land through the World Land Trust which is valid until 30/09/2021. Its products are certified 100% free of raw materials that are of animal origin by the Vegetarian Society. Furthermore, Impress’ World Land Trust ‘carbon balanced printer’ certification recognises that the carbon impacts of the whole production of a printed item have been estimated and balanced or offset.
Businesses are quickly becoming more knowledgeable about their role in climate change, and as a result, many are requiring strong sustainability standards throughout their supply chains. If you are a company servicing other businesses, demonstrating robust sustainability credentials is moving from a nice-to-have to a necessity for acquiring new business. Carbon reduction is no longer just for the planet, but for the survival of a modern business.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Impress Print has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.