We are increasingly focused on reducing our environmental impact. As part of this work have worked with EcoVadis to evaluate how well we have integrated the principles of CSR into our business and management system. We are also fully committed to the use of environmentally friendly products in print production offering Carbon Balanced Paper to our clients, along with environmentally responsible branded merchandise.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) underpins how we manage our business in a way that enhances the positive and minimises the negative economic, social and environmental impacts of our activities and services. We aim to combine the provision of a high-quality service to our clients with a rewarding working environment and an awareness of the wider community.
CSR requires balancing the interests of our stakeholders who include our clients, our employees, the local community and relevant regulatory bodies. Responsibility for CSR performance rests with all our partners and staff. Our stakeholders and staff are fundamental to the success of CSR through the collaborative development of cost effective solutions that enable us to make a positive social impact.
Ecovadis (CSR) Award
Custodian was awarded a gold recognition level by EcoVadis. The EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) assessment is an evaluation of how well a company has integrated the principles of CSR into their business and management system.
Following an in-depth review over four key areas for this sustainability initiative, Environment, Labour & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement, Custodian achieved a gold rating.
More than 45,000 companies globally use EcoVadis to support their supplier partnership choices and Custodian scored in the top 5%.
We are increasingly focused on reducing our environmental impact and as part of our work towards this we are now offering Carbon Balanced Paper to our clients. Using carbon balanced paper is a simple way to balance the carbon emissions of your printed marketing communications.
Carbon Balanced Paper
What is Carbon Balanced Paper?
Carbon Balanced Paper enables you to offset the unavoidable carbon emissions of your printed marketing communications. The average carbon impact of your paper can now be measured and offset through the work of the World Land Trust.
How is Carbon Balanced Paper Achieved?
It is achieved through the preservation of ecologically important forests that are under threat of clearance thus locking in carbon that would otherwise be released and securing continued absorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Why switch to Carbon Balanced Paper?
Taking positive action with Carbon Balanced Paper helps combat global warming and delivers against your corporate social responsibility. It is a simple and inexpensive choice that reduces the carbon impact of your printed marketing material, quantifies the amount of CO2 balanced and the area of high value conservation preserved.
74.24 tonnes of CO2 has been carbon balanced by Custodian to date which is the equivalent of:
- 251,128 car miles neutralised
- Taking 21 petrol cars off the road
- Driving around Britain’s coastline 50 times
- 31 passenger return flights London – New York
- 51,965 square metres of land preserved in the World Land Trust
- Equivalent of 7.3 football pitches of land area preserved.
Who is the World Land Trust?
World Land Trust is an international conservation charity that protects the world most treasured habitats acre by acre. They are instrumental in the purchase and protection of more than 700,000 acres of habitat in Africa, Asia, Central & South America and the UK to create reserves and give permanent protection to habitats and wildlife.
Environmental characteristics and carbon footprint
Custodian is committed to the use of environmentally friendly products in print production and to continuous waste management improvement. All our vendors are compliant with EPA regulations and all use PEFC approved papers.
Waste management and carbon footprint
Custodian’s waste management approach is focused on the three areas:
- Paper and corrugated waste is recycled daily.
- Bi-monthly timber collections for recycling.
- All used ink containers are recycled.
- Used alcohol containers are crushed and sent for recycling.
- Only Plastic packaging, substrates and canteen refuse to landfill.
- Chemical Disposal
- Roller washing / varnish residue, Dry waste, Ink Waste, Developer and Fixer Waste are all treated to EPA standards either in Ireland or exported for processing as required.
We are dedicated to sustainability, supplying environmentally responsible merchandise and respecting our natural resources.