Our commitment: 
sustainability
in printing.

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Creating a top-quality printed product that you can be proud of means going the extra distance for the environment too. That’s why we are committed supporters of the sustainability programmes that help create printed products that are good for you and the environment. By pursuing the print industry’s highest environmental standards we’re ensuring that you and your customers can enjoy print with confidence.

Associations and memberships


Members of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)


Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)


Since 2019, Crucial Colour has also been working towards achieving Toitu Enviromark (formerly Enviro-Mark Solutions) accreditation

Sustainability initiatives and results

Sustainability in our everyday print production processes is the secret to achieving environmental standards that are amongst the best in the printing industry. This is an on-going process where we will always be striving to deliver a greener, cleaner printed product, and we welcome any enquires you have about our continuing efforts to deliver printed solutions that are good for all of us.

Recycling 90% of paper waste and all aluminium printing plates

Recommending and using FSC and PEFC certified stocks or recycled stock

Using vegetable-based inks and environmentally friendly toners

Environmentally friendly spray powder in the pressroom

Environmentally friendly and low volatility chemicals during the production process

FSC

Recycling of all plastics, toner cartridges, ink canisters, print blankets and pallet wrapping

Using recycled cardboard for all packaging boxes

All proof folders and job bags are made from recycled cardboard and paper

Using water efficient equipment for plate production

Emergency spill kits to protect waterways An IT platform that’s eliminated hard copy proofing and enabled online proofing and file transfers

Super-efficient digital presses that reduce energy consumption down to an absolute minimum

Recycling