As a long-standing member of the Printing industry in Western Australia, we have been established for over 20 years with continuous service to our long list of clients.
During this service, we have faced many challenges and, like a good survivor, have come through them all with a positive and learning outlook.
Today, with our clients becoming more focused on their impact on our planet, we have another challenge. Our clients want to know what they can do to reduce their environmental footprint.
As a supplier, customers expect us to be proactive, to lead and to advise them on the best alternatives to help reduce the environmental impact of our products and processes.
To see our proactive approach, read on…
Our vision begins with forming an understanding of how to reduce waste, pollution and our overall environmental impact. We believe that our print industry, while faced with adverse business conditions and competition from other media, can do so much more than put ink on paper by including in our business model measures for reducing our environmental impact.
We have decided to set a precedent amongst our peers and educate our customers, so they make fully informed choices, with environmental impact assessment being part of their decision-making process.
“Our sales representatives and account managers are constantly trained on environmental initiatives and updated on new trends. They are our most important channel for customer communication and education.”
Steve Little—Managing Director, Data Documents
We have identified and developed our environmental responsibility and policy around the following key aspects.
We presently recycle:
We use the latest printing machines—the best available for energy efficiency.
We are moving to process-less image plate-setting, meaning our image setting on the plates will use zero consumables and solvents.
On the printing presses, we use environmentally friendly vegetable-based inks which contain no petroleum-based emulsion. These biodegradable inks are produced with environmental certification.
Our plant and equipment is constantly updated and upgraded, resulting in better than industry averages for:
Data Documents is involved with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and its Chain of Custody certification through its partners. The FSC Chain of Custody is the highest and most trustworthy international certification for paper and timber products. Customers can be reassured that the paper being used supports the growth of responsible forest management worldwide. Trees are grown specifically for paper production, ensuring that all of the environmental and social interests are taken care of.
If your material is being printed on FSC stock, you are able to use an appropriate FSC trademark logo to promote your own support for environmental sustainability.
We can advise on the FSC paper options available to you that best meet your needs and supply the correct FSC logo for inclusion in your artwork.
We offer a variety of paper choices to our customers and help you to make the most suitable choice, while meeting your environmental objectives.
If you prefer to have less paper end up in landfill, we recommend partly or fully recycled paper.
For customers who prefer paper which is ‘greenhouse gas emission’ neutral, we will provide paper that is carbon neutral.
Alternatives such as rice paper, cotton paper and biodegradable synthetic paper can also be made available.
All of our paper is sourced from FSC or PEFC accredited paper mills, where pulp is harvested from well-managed plantation forests. Plantation sourced paper protects the virgin and old growth forests of the world from being destroyed along with their associated fauna and flora.
Additionally, all paper is sourced from mills accredited with an ISO 14001 environmental management system. These mills are both energy efficient and water efficient.
Finally, 90% of all paper used by us is totally or Elemental Chlorine Bleach-free thus reducing the impact of chlorine entering the earth’s atmosphere and creating acid rain. The bleaching process is based on hydrogen peroxide.
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