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At Penrose, we combine our passion for print with caring for the planet, from using sustainable print materials to reducing our carbon footprint. Our efforts to limit our impact on the environment we live in are outlined below.

Environmentally sourced paper and board

All the materials that pass through our presses are  certified materials, ensuring that we only print on materials which have been ethically sourced from sustainable forests. 

We offer a range of environmentally friendly materials, including pulp-free papers – every one of which can be carbon captured and carbon balanced.

Carbon Capture Programme

The Penrose Group is offering our customers and their clients the opportunity to capture the CO2 emissions from their paper purchase by planting native woodland, right here in the UK, through the Woodland Trust and the Woodland Carbon scheme.

The programme is a method of mitigating CO2 emissions while providing a low-cost solution for organisations to reduce their carbon output, demonstrating their values and responsible approach to the environment. For all carbon captured projects, the ‘Planting trees to catch carbon’ logo is available for use on the artwork, with a unique issue number.

Either job-specific or over a period of time, we will supply you with a Carbon Capture Certificate detailing the amount of new native woodland created and the levels of carbon dioxide removed. This information will add kudos when included in your marketing assets as increasingly companies are looking to partner with environmentally sound suppliers.

Carbon Capture Certificate. From Oct to Dec 2021, we created 306.42m2 of new native woodland in the UK to removed 12,257kg of CO2.
Our Carbon Capture Certificate, Oct to Dec 2021.

Carbon Balancing

Carbon balancing is another process for organisations to reduce the carbon impact of their printed communications, reducing their carbon footprint and impacts on climate change. Fundamentally, carbon balancing involves calculating the carbon output of the paper in its manufacture and distribution and balancing that output by planting trees and preserving woodlands.  For all carbon balanced projects, the ‘World Land Trust’ logo is available to use on the artwork.

Reduce, reuse and recycle

As part of our ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, we are continually looking into methods to reduce waste, reuse and recycle. Our robust and stringent production process ensures that minimal waste is produced. Our presses make ready using minimum time and sheets, benefiting the environment and client.

All materials that cannot be reused or recycled is disposed of by approved waste management companies.

All materials that cannot be reused or recycled is disposed of by approved waste management companies.

Download our Environmental Policy Here.

Proud to be a member of Two Sides

Two Sides is an initiative by companies from the graphic communications supply chain including forestry, pulp, paper, inks and chemicals, pre-press, press, finishing, publishing, printing envelopes and postal operators. The common goal is to promote the sustainability of the graphic communications supply chain and dispel common environmental misconceptions by providing verifiable information on why print and paper is an attractive, practical and sustainable communication medium.

Love Paper Campaign

Love Paper is a global campaign promoting the sustainable and attractive attributes of print, paper and paper packaging.

The campaign seeks to tell consumers across the world all the positive stories about paper, print and paper packaging from its environmental credentials to its ability to improve mental wellbeing, learning and enhance creativity.

Even in today’s digital world, paper remains unique in its ability to touch our lives. Paper is renewable, recyclable, and the natural support of new ideas and creativity.

We are all becoming more conscious of our purchases’ environmental impacts; paper is the natural choice for sustainable packaging. 

Want to find out how Penrose can help you develop, design, create and deliver a highly effective and integrated customer communications and experiences across all directed, digital and social channels?


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