The Co-Foundry is committed to sustainability and keeping the environmental impact of its activities to a minimum, whether they be operations, sourcing or the supply of services, and will use its best endeavours to ensure that its employees, associates and suppliers do the same, including, but not limited to, using recycled materials, reusing packaging, reducing (with a view to ultimately eliminating) the use of paper and plastic, recycling printer and toner cartridges and reducing travel by holding meetings by conference call and online video calls, when appropriate.
Our studio is powered by a combination of solar panels and our remaining power is supplied by Pure Planet, who supply us with 100% carbon free electricity. We continuously strive to improve our actions, we continue to evaluate environmental risks and always separate rubbish and waste.
Our sites are hosted on the EcoHosting servers. EcoHosting provide carbon neutral web hosting based entirely in the UK, powered by renewable energy.
We are committed to focus on areas of our operations where our actions have the greatest potential for adverse environmental impact. As print designers one area we can reduce our impact is the sourcing of eco-friendly print.
Whenever appropriate we recommend our preferred waterless printers Park Lane Press. Their respect and care for the environment goes beyond just waterless printing. Everything is considered; from the inks they choose right down to how they deliver the finished goods. They take great care in the running of their buildings too, with efficient low energy lighting systems, and the use of a power perfector to reduce energy consumption. They have fitted a water harvesting system, which reuses leftover water from their equipment to supply their washrooms. 97% of their waste is recycled. All these measures, combined with the waterless printing process itself, make them a sustainable and low impact business and leaders in the industry.
Eco-friendly large-format displays
We are working with our local large-format suppliers Freestyle Design to offer our clients a completely recyclable exhibition stand, manufactured from sustainable fibreboard.
Climate positive workforce
We are members of Ecologi, our subscription each months ensures that each employee’s entire carbon footprint is more than offset.
Ecologi plant a minimum of 12 trees per employee every month. To offset each footprint they will invest in the world’s best climate change solutions:
- Supplying clean drinking water
- Wind turbines
- Solar power plants
- Clean cooking stoves