A Carbon Balanced Publication Printer is one of the highest statements of environmental integrity and credibility for both those purchasing print and those who provide paper based communications. It confirms that the carbon impacts of the production of a printed item has been calculated and balanced (offset). Along with Impress’ other environmental accreditations this demonstrates excellence in environmental performance across the entire spectrum of the company’s operations and services.
Impress have elected to support and work with the World Land Trust Carbon Balance programme. Following an ongoing carbon reduction strategy, our unavoidable green house gas emissions are offset with the World Land Trust through the protection and restoration of carbon-rich wildlife habitats.
Since 2016 Impress have protected a total of 1,996 tonnes of carbon from release into the environment and preserved 789,383 sqm of critically endangered forest.
This is the equivalent to 563 football pitches or taking 110 average petrol cars off the road each year (Source: 2018 Defra GHG conversion factors to CO2e).
WORLD LAND TRUST
The World Land Trust are our partner for Carbon Balancing our unavoidable carbon footprint. The World Land Trust purchase ecologically important standing forests under threat of clearance, these forests lock carbon which would otherwise be released, and then continue to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Patrons of the World Land Trust (WLT) are Sir David Attenborough, David Gower OBE and Chris Packham, whose active support has helped to bring the work of the Trust to a wider audience. All patrons passionately support the Trust’s work and have a lifelong interest in wildlife and conservation.
The World Land Trust work on amazing projects and we are extremely proud to support their invaluable work, to find out more take a look at the video links below.