Over the last month Saltash, Cornwall-based Deltor Communications, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire-based Jump Design and Print, Nottingham-based Simply Cartons and – as previously reported – Cornwall-based St Austell Printing Company (SAPC) have all officially attained the certification.
The addition of these four companies boosts the total amount of UK Carbon Balanced Print-certified organisations to 16.
Part of a scheme operated by the World Land Trust, the certification is attained by offsetting a company’s entire annual operational carbon footprint, through the purchase of endangered tropical habitat.
By offsetting their annual operational emissions, these four companies have balanced over 850 tonnes of carbon, resulting in the preservation of over 150 acres of endangered land, which is equivalent to 85 football pitches.
All certified printers and users of Carbon Balanced Print can demonstrate their positive action by using the World Land Trust logo on their printed material. Carbon Balanced Printers are also able to offer their customers certificates to highlight the amount of CO2 balanced and the area of land protected.
Carbon Balanced Print and paper supports the World Land Trust, which protects the forests of Khe Nuoc Trong in Vietnam. One of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, Vietnam is also one of the fastest growing economies, which the World Land Trust said is “putting immense pressure on its exceptional biodiversity”.
Tony Napodano, director of Jump Design and Print, said: “Despite a challenging year, sustainability remains paramount for us as a business, and we know this commitment will be shared by many of our clients.”
Deltor Communications managing director Sam Shannon added: “We are proud to support the fantastic work World Land Trust are doing to protect threatened habitats and wildlife, and we know our clients will share this pride and want to get involved.”
Simply Cartons chief executive Craig Mather, meanwhile, said the environment is “at the heart of what we do”.
“We take great care to use environmentally friendly processes throughout our company. Simply Cartons is proud to add World Land Trust certification to our list of commitments and we are very excited to now offer our clients Carbon Balanced Cartons.”
Since its launch, over 3,000 brands and organisations have chosen Carbon Balanced Paper. In total, over 190,000 tonnes of CO2e has been balanced, helping World Land Trust to protect 19,000 acres of threatened habitats.