ISO 14001 accredited
• An internationally recognized Standard for Environmental Management Systems
• Warner’s have held Certification to this Standard since 2006 and it is audited every 6 months by an Accredited audit body
• It focuses on environmental legal compliance
• And it demonstrates our commitment to tackling environmental issues such as waste reduction and energy efficiency
• It is a management system for everyone in the Company
• Warner’s have made huge improvements in energy efficiency in recent years through the introduction of new technology, machinery and lighting.
• LED Lighting has already been installed in a number of areas and this programme will continue until the whole site is covered.
• We have a solar panel array that produces our own energy and reduces our bill by £11k per year!
Our Solar Panels
• Gas consumption is down by 500,000 kilowatt hours per year due to the installation of new energy efficient technology
• Sustainable development means living on the earth’s income but not eroding it’s capital. Keeping the consumption of renewable natural resources within the limits of their replenishment so that we can hand down to successive generations not only man made wealth, but also natural wealth, such as clean and adequate water supplies, good arable land, a wealth of wildlife and ample forests
• Where do Warners fit in?
Our Environmental Policy
• We can’t quite tick all of the boxes yet but we are perhaps closer than most.
• Zero waste is just around the corner.
• Just about every waste stream will be recycled.
• Further energy efficiency will be achieved through technology and education.
• Purchasing from renewable sources will become standard practice where practicable.
Our Paper and Materials
•What does FSC mean?
• What is PEFC
• Where does it come from
• Is it recycled?
Fifteen years ago as much as 25% of our waste material ended up a Landfill site but now, through investment in new technology, education and training and waste segregation less than 0.05% of our waste is landfilled! So now, rather than a hindrance and yet another cost to the business, most waste streams are viewed as a source of extra income.
• Collection facilities are available in all offices and work areas promoting greater segregation of Recyclable materials.
• The overall aim is to reduce our waste to zero and as at the end of 2015 99.6% of Warner’s generated waste was sent for re-use, recycling or recovery
Since our early days as a magazine and brochure printing business, we've taken our responsibilities to the environment incredibly seriously and are proud of our achievements.
In the mid 1980’s, before it was even law to do so, we introduced abatement systems to our web offset printing processes thus ensuring that waste gas emissions to atmosphere were kept to an absolute minimum.
Since then, the environmental policy measures we have put in place to protect both the atmosphere and the local community have won us awards and allowed us to be certified from leading environmental bodies.
OUR ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE INCLUDE:
Since 2006 we have reduced our energy consumption on the older part of the site by 35%
Eliminating the use of the solvent laden IPA (alcohol) on printing presses.
In 2012 the organisation produced nearly 7000 tonnes of waste, the bulk of which was paper off cuts but of that total, 98.3% was either re-used or recycled!
Our customers can be assured that we are not resting on our laurels and are constantly keeping abreast of new developments that affect areas such as waste management, recycling and pollution.
View our full environmental policy.