Blackmore achieves Carbon Balanced Printer certification
Published: 6 February 2024 | No comments yet
Andrew Robbins, Blackmore managing director
Blackmore has been certified as a Carbon Balanced Printer by Carbon Co after it has measured its primary carbon emissions and balanced (offset) these impacts through World Land Trust’s global carbon balanced projects.
Now in the top 1% of printers in the UK to have achieved this certification, Blackmore has looked for further improvement, making more investments to reduce emissions. These investments include new solar panels, energy-efficient print presses, a new air compressor, as well as changing the energy supply so that all the electricity used during production is from 100% renewable sources.
World Land Trust has currently offset over 380,000 tonnes of CO2 as result of Carbon Co and its carbon balanced print and paper programme.
Blackmore is looking continue this progress by aiming to halve its Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions by 2030.
Looking towards this goal managing director of Blackmore Andrew Robbins explained, ‘With the combination of our investments in the Carbon Balanced Printer certification, new solar panels, state-of-the-art print presses, renewable energy supply and partnership with greener suppliers, we are well on our way to achieving our goal of net-zero this decade.’
Speaking on the benefits of the certification achievement Mr Robbins added, ‘We previously offered a carbon balanced paper service, although we wanted to go the extra mile, so we made the necessary measures to become a Carbon Balanced Printer.
‘This means that not only are we committing to offsetting any carbon emissions through the World Land Trust, our customers can also benefit by including the World Land Trust Carbon Balanced Print logo on their relevant print projects created by Blackmore.’
Carbon Co partnership director Paul Opie expressed his thoughts on Blackmore’s achievement stating, ‘Carbon balanced printers, such as Blackmore, are leaders in sustainability who recognise the critical and continuing need to reduce avoidable emissions wherever possible and take direct action.
‘We are delighted to welcome Blackmore as a certified Carbon Balanced Printer through our programme in partnership with World Land Trust.’
The achievement adds to Blackmore’s previous environmental credentials as it also holds the ISO:14001 environmental certificate.