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Environmental Policy

We are conscious that traditional photographic printing methods have an impact on the environment.

At Spectrum we strive to manage the environmental effects of our operation and work with suppliers who adhere to strict environmental ethics.

We are also working hard to reduce our waste products and we recycle where we can. In addition, Spectrum’s printing workflow is based upon the policy of print on demand only.

Paper:

Fuji:

Fujifilm is continuously innovating. In accordance with its basic corporate social responsibility (CSR), it is constantly working to achieve yet more sustainable production. Its production process operates exclusively on wind energy. It also generates its own energy and has installed a large afterburner and five wind turbines. Fujifilm has recently built a joint water purification plant with neighbouring companies.

originalphotopaper.com/social-responsibility

Hahnemühle:

Clean water and natural fibres are intrinsic to the continued success of Hahnemühle. This paper manufacturer also runs the Green Rooster program, which supports selected environmental initiatives.

hahnemuehle.com/en/about-us/sustainability.html

Ink:

Epson:

As one of the leading companies in the field of document printing and production, Epson sees it as a duty to take an active part in the responsible management of global resources. It is working towards its Environmental Vision 2050, a framework put in place to address climate change.

epson.co.uk/about/environment

Recycling at Spectrum:

  • We recycle our empty Epson ink cartridges
  • Where possible, we recycle our Giclée off cuts
  • Generic office paper is recycled
  • Cardboard packaging is recycled
  • Staff food and drink packaging is recycled

In the financial year 2019/20 we received an award from recycling company Paper Round. This was based on:

  • 3,720kg products recycled
  • 42 trees saved
  • 5,260 of CO2 saved

We work in conjunction with specialist waste contractors WasteCare to ensure compliance of Spectrum’s ‘nil to drain’ policy. Waste Care recycles all waste chemicals for the recovery of silver. In 1993, WasteCare was the first in the sector to obtain BS5750 accreditation as well as the first to obtain ISO 14000 certification in 2001.

Organic products:

We only allow organic milk in our tea and coffee! We have our milk delivered in glass bottles from our local milkman.

Charity:

In the financial year 2018/19 we planted nine trees through the National Forest Company:

  • Oak: x 3
  • Lime: x 2
  • Hazel: x 1
  • Rowan: x 1
  • Wild Cherry: x 2

nationalforest.org/get-involved/plant-a-tree

We are based in Brighton and love our hometown and its beach. We are a corporate partner of the Big Blue Ocean Clean up:

bigblueoceancleanup.org/corporate-partnerships