Environmental policy

Factory Direct Print is ethically motivated in promoting sound environmental policies within the company and thus is pledging to play a positive role in protecting the environment for future generations. Understanding our environmental responsibility we commit to encouraging good environmental practice throughout the organisation including the manufacturing facility.

Factory Direct Print its management and staff aspire to

> Comply with all relevant environmental legislation and industry best practice

> Maintain and oversee waste minimisation and recycling programme, promoting environmentally friendly waste disposal

> The prevention of pollution in our business activities and the efficient use of raw materials to conserve natural resources

> Reduce and monitor energy consumption and water usage where possible

> Continual environmental performance improvement 

> Ensure that staff are familiar with all relevant waste disposal processes, procedures and legislation

> Communicate our environmental good practice & overall environmental performance to our employees, suppliers & customers

Some of our environmental good practice methods and processes are as follows:

> Recycling of all paper waste

> Use of vegetable based printing ink, that being soy oil

> 100% digital workflow computer to plate, eliminating film use and its associated chemistry

> 100% of all used printing plates are recovered for recycling

> Chemical free digital proofs

> All used toner cartridges are recycled

> Returning of wooden pallets to suppliers for re-use

> Plastics including wrapping, ink canisters and containers are collected and recycled

> All products are packaged in 100% recycled material

Management at all levels of Factory Direct Print is responsible for ensuring that this policy is communicated and adhered to by all employees and subcontractors and that it is also made available to interested members of the community