Everyone talks about being environmentally conscious. Well, we actually do it. And we have the track record to prove it: through sustainable print practices we maintained an Enviro-Mark®NZ Diamond certification since 2010 and in 2017 we transitioned to using the ISO 14001 certification. ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised, and independently audited environmental certification that proves we align our commercial objectives with ecological concerns and have a focus on sustainability.
In 2018 we gained FSC and PEFC certification, further cementing our commitment to continual environmental improvement. We've worked hard, extremely hard, to make our business as environmentally sound as possible.
We do the right thing for our business, our community and for future generations. We are proud of our sustainable practices and have had great success in reducing our electricity and water consumption, waste to landfill and fuel use. We are constantly looking for low waste products, and love sharing these with our customers.
ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised and independently audited environmental certification system that proves that we align our commercial objectives with ecological concerns and a have a focus on sustainability. Every year, we are externally audited to ensure we are complying with the strict standards set out in ISO 14001. This keeps us accountable and means our customers can rest assured that our eco-conscience is at the very heart of our business, not an afterthought. We don’t just tick the boxes, we recycle them! We monitor, measure and set targets for waste, electricity, water and fuel reduction, and have had great success in these areas.
Using the ISO 14001 Mark
To use this mark on your printed work let your account manager know you are interested in including it. We can supply you with files and guidelines for your team to place it appropriately.
FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. It is a non-governmental organisation that promotes the responsible management of the world's forests.
It is a ‘Chain of Custody’ certification, which means that the timber, wood fibre and wood-based products (in our case, the paper) are tracked through every stage in the supply chain from the forest to the final user or consumer. Our certifications verify that our paper products are handled with the environment in mind at every stage of production – from forest to shelf.
FSC® is a non-governmental organisation that promotes the responsible management of the world's forests. Our parent company, Soar, were the first print company in NZ to be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®, and we're proud to have followed in their eco-friendly footsteps, with our 2018 certification.
Using the FSC Mark
FSC uses three labels:
Mix -Mix can be used if at least 70% of the material in timber products comes from FSC-certified forests and/or reclaimed (post-consumer) material.
Recycled -must be 100% recycled content
100% -means all the wood fibre in the product comes from FSC certified forests.
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organisation which promotes sustainable forest management through independent third party certification. As a leading global alliance of national forest certification the PEFC is an umbrella organisation that covers national forest certification schemes.
PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system and we are proud to have received our chain of custody certification in 2018.
Using the PEFC Mark
PEFC recognises two labels to be used on certified products: Certified and Recycled labels. In order to qualify to use either of the labels, at least 70% of the material has to be certified or recycled.