Reducing the amount of processing chemicals we use is one of our top priorities. More than 99% of our photographs are now taken digitally, and all our prints are processed by our fleet of digital printers. As a result of being completely digital, we use less power and have less of a need for reprints. We’re also helping to reduce emissions by using electric transport vehicles within our laboratory.
Mounting and backing boards are essential parts of our business. All the covers for our photographic mounts are 100% recyclable. Our publicity material is printed on Greencoat paper and board – a brand with the highest sustainability credentials. Even our backing board and packaging is made from recycled material wherever possible.
We’re minimising waste wherever we can by recycling all our shrink, stretch and pallet wrap. Soon, all our presentation bags will be completely biodegradable too.
This means that our contribution to landfill has so far reduced by half — a trend we’re keen to continue.