We are committed to minimising our environmental impact throughout our business.
Consumer products have significant environmental impact, so we are always innovating with new materials and eco-friendly alternatives. We aim to use sustainable materials where possible, whilst trying to maintain the quality and durability of our products.
Reduce single use plastic
Reducing the use of plastic is one of our priorities, especially in the packaging we use for our products. We aim to continue to remove unnecessary plastics used in packaging, for example replacing plastic ties with natural twine ties and removing acetate windows from window boxes. This will be an ongoing process as new products are developed.
We use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper where possible. The FSC logo gives assurance that all FSC certified materials originate from forests that are managed by strict FSC principles, including the protection of habitats, prevention of pollution, the planting of more trees, and the avoidance of displacing native peoples and harming wildlife.
We test our products to UK and EU standards using accredited testing labs. Our inks are toxic free and REACH compliant. REACH (the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) addresses the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on human health and the environment.
We aim to reduce cardboard and plastic across our packing, shipping and distribution. Every effort is taken to ensure all packaging is essential to the product and optimises space.
We plan our buying schedule to ship full containers allowing time for sea transportation rather than air transportation.
Reducing our Carbon Footprint
We are actively looking into ways of off setting our carbon emissions throughout our business. We aim to calculate, measure, reduce and offset emissions where possible.
In our UK office we sort and manage our recycling and re-use office equipment and packaging cartons where possible. Staff are encouraged to follow our paperless approach. We have a flexible approach to homeworking allowing staff to reduce carbon emissions on their commute to the office.
We support our local community, contributing to charities such as Macmillan Cancer and we use local businesses where we can.