Our policy is clear:
Use only what you need, recycle what you can. The inks and papers we use are environmentally friendly. Material's wastage is controlled through processing and recycling.
As part of our system scope covering ‘provision of commercial and fine art printing services’ we are committed to continual improvement in our environmental performance, paying special attention to the following issues:
Meet or exceed relevant environmental regulations and laws.
Develop management processes and operational practices to prevent pollution.
Continually improve levels of environmental protection and reduce waste throughout the organisation.
Allow access to environmental performance information to all employees and any other responsible body having reasonable need for it.
Increase knowledge and consciousness about environmental issues among all employees.
Work with suppliers and customers to develop a similarly concerned approach to protection of the environment.
Implement an Integrated approach to Environmental and Quality issues.
Provide appropriate resources to meet these commitments.
We are committed to working in accordance with and maintaining the environmental management systems standard ISO 14001: 2004.
We are a registered Carbon Neutral company and comply to all of the industry standards to protect the environment.
FSC® & PEFC™ Certification
L&S Printing hold ‘Chain of Custody Cerficate’ for both FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification).
“The FSC’s mission is to improve the management of the world’s forests. They have offices in more than 46 countries and provide a standard setting, trademark assurance and accreditation service for companies and organizations interested in responsible forestry. Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.”
Our procedures at a glance
Waste paper is collected and recycled
We primarily use vegetable based inks
Ink residues are collected and recycled to manufacture low-grade fuels for industrial heating
Plastics are separated and crushed into bales for collection and recycling
Ink tins are crushed on site and recycled
Used plates are collected for recycling
All toner cartridges are collected, cleaned and recycled
We have recently been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Commitment to Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare
CDs and DVDs are collected and recycled
Further reading on responsible forestry and the environment