EcoPrint London helps London printers to gain credible green credentials and to provide a sustainable solution for their clients' needs.
Run by the BPIF and its partner Carbon Smart, the scheme is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It provides a simple yet thorough process for hard-pressed printers to demonstrate to their customers that they are taking the environment seriously.
Forty-two companies have already completed the programme and received the respected Carbon Smart Blue Award. They have found the process far less onerous than other forms of accreditation, and have found that its simplicity has enabled them to get the whole of their workforce involved, helping them to implement the necessary environmental actions once they get back to their companies. Companies with a prior accreditation have found the programme to be a solid and cost effective method of demonstrating continuous improvement, and say it helps them to take a more practical approach to sustainable business.
Steve Walker from the BPIF is project manager of EcoPrint London and said the response from the participants has been fantastic. He had rarely seen such positive and unanimous feedback. They all found the process practical and easy to digest.
There has been an extremely positive response to the initiative with delegates consistently commenting on how clearly explained and well presented the topics are. Participants find that the workshop provides feasible, practical action plans and that the day gives a thorough insight into environmental performance improvement.
"Carbon Smart is a very simple and direct approach based around an action plan that everyone can buy into," stated Liberty Services Chairman Gavin Reddin.
"Carbon Smart works alongside ISO 14001, and it's very practical and informative. It gives you an overview of your carbon footprint and makes you more aware of what you can do to improve it," said Project Manager, Tulo Akinyede from Richard Edward.
The EcoPrint London programme is fully-funded, straightforward and hassle-free. It's available to London printers who not only need to show their customers they are environmentally responsible, but also want to reduce costs and their carbon footprints.