In 2007, we began working towards a formal system which would comply with ISO 14000:1 standard and whilst we already practised a good deal of what was involved, we discovered just how much more was possible. The aim of this page is to make you aware of the measures we have taken to enable you to make an informed decision about how your publications are produced.
Environmental Policy The MANSON Group Ltd recognises the impact of our printing business on both the local and global environment and we manage this impact while continuing to produce products that satisfy our customer requirements. The Directors and Staff are committed to meeting all applicable environmental legislation. These goals are consistently achieved by our total commitment to continual improvement in environmental management and the prevention of pollution. We continue to develop operational procedures, review environmental objectives and targets by limiting emissions and discharges, reducing waste through recycling or reuse where possible, and ensuring the safe disposal of other materials. We make continuous efforts to minimise both energy consumption and the use of materials harmful to the environment. The environmental management system is be maintained by a regular series of internal audits, an annual management review in which objectives and targets are established, and independent external audits by recognised bodies. The company also subscribes to the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC®) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC®). We provide the necessary training and ensure that all employees are aware of environmental issues and responsibility. Our policy is available to the public via our website here or on request.
Aspect/Impact Analysis As part of our environmental procedure, every process in our organisation has been analysed in terms of its environmental impact. Each and every process is detailed in our operations manual. By producing this comprehensive listing, we have been able to reduce our environmental impact in many ways
How We Do It
We have reduced landfill waste by over 80% through waste segregation policies throughout the company, By installing energy saving bulbs, we have saved over 15% on electricity use in this area. Alcohol levels have been reduced by nearly 50% using new chemistry on our presses. PIR switches and additional manual switches have been installed in auxiliary areas of the factory to minimise light usage. Clear temperature policies for heating and cooling systems reduce energy consumption. Our migration to processless plates has eliminated chemical waste in our prepress department. We encourage employees to cycle to work or meetings wherever practical. All paper and cardboard waste is recycled. Where possible, we use overnight grouped transport for delivery to reduce emissions. Waste plates are despatched for recycling. A ‘shut down’ policy is observed to reduce energy consumption. Lower emissions are achieved by the use of LPG powered and electric vehicles where practical. We use ‘Cutstar’ technology on press to optimise sheet sizes and eliminate unnecessary paper waste. Used machine parts are recycled. Office printers have been configured to print on both sides of the paper automatically wherever possible. Incoming used packaging is stored and reused. We have achieved FSC® and PEFC® chain of custody certification. Power factor correction equipment has been installed to minimise power consumption. Waste Plastic packaging is recycled thanks to the installation of a specialist compactor. We comply with all relevant environmental legislation. Robust emergency preparedness and response procedures have been instigated and tested. We set targets annually and measure our performance against targets. We pass on details of our environmental policy and procedures to staff, suppliers and clients. We have certified safe procedures for storage and disposal of VOCs/solvents. We encourage clients wherever possible to use soft proofing techniques.