Print firm Seacourt has achieved the highest accolade from UK environmental accreditation body Investors in the Environment. The firm, a fully sustainable and circular economy business, has been awarded the coveted Green Level for its outstanding contributions to the print industry and to sustainable business practice.
Gareth Dinnage, Seacourt managing director, says: “We are proud to be making such an impact on sustainability in our industry. We have invested in every aspect of our business to ensure we give more to the environment than we take, and we hope that this high profile recognition will inspire others to embark on a similar journey. Our thanks go to the team at Investors in the Environment for their stringent audit, as being sustainable is the only possible future for our business and indeed the planet.”
We’re delighted to have awarded Seacourt its Green level accreditation,” explains Investors in the Environment’s Sustainability Consultant April Sotomayor. “The organisation is really setting the bar for ensuring environmental impact is considered at every level of the business, and that it truly embeds the ethos throughout the organisation.”
To assess Seacourt for accreditation, Investors in the Environment carried out a comprehensive audit of its business processes to test for environmental sustainability. The firm met or exceeded the required criteria in most areas, notably its advanced and fully resourced environmental policy, assessment of environmental impact to encompass employees and clients, its efforts in employee engagement in sustainability issues, very advanced methods of monitoring and minimising resource use, investment in waterless printing technology and strong culture of recycling and zero waste policy.
As one of the world’s most environmentally sustainable print firms, Seacourt has spent 20 years re-engineering its business to make its impact on the environment net positive. It has three Queen’s Awards and a European EMAS Award for its achievements and is certified by ClimateCare as Beyond Carbon Neutral, meaning it gives more back to the planet than it takes.