The following is the policy of The Graphical Tree Limited with regards to its place within the environment. The Graphical Tree Limited and its staff operate at all times showing respect and due regard to local and global environmental considerations and issues. The Graphical Tree Limited conducts itself in such a manner so as to ensure that its operation minimises our environmental impact as much as possible. In order to promote our commitment to the continual improvement of our environmental impact, management install an ethic and set objectives aimed at improving our environmental performance. We have an obligation to the planet and future generations to be as sustainably forward-thinking as we can be. These are reviewed periodically and new objectives set where possible. The Graphical Tree Limited is also committed to the prevention of pollution and complies with all applicable legal, and other requirements, relating to an environmental impact. Employees will observe policies in force at sites visited in the course of their duties. The management and staff are charged with:
Thinking of others –
Ensuring that the daily operation of The Graphical Tree Limited does not constitute a nuisance to others.
Safe handling –
Correctly using equipment and facilities provided to ensure the safe and correct handling and disposal of materials and waste products.
Recycling & waste –
The economical use of all resources so as to minimise waste and take advantage of recycling schemes of general advantage to the community and the environment as appropriate.
The containment and safe disposal and/or recycling of chemicals, liquids, solids and gases in accordance with good operating practices.
Health and hygiene –
Ensuring staff involved in the assembly and/or handling of products to be used in a food environment maintain the highest standards of personal and operational tidiness, cleanliness and general health and hygiene so as not to introduce a health or safety hazard to the environment.
Environmental awareness –
Promotion of environmental awareness and general encouragement for staff to raise issues of concern and make recommendations and offer ideas to the management to improve The Graphical Tree Limited's performance.
Sustainable print and production –
The Graphical Tree actively take steps to operate and perform in an environmentally friendly fashion. This is done by a continued conversation with suppliers to encourage, and source, environmentally friendly products for use within the company. The Graphical Tree continually look for more eco beneficial printable substrates, couriers, energy suppliers and packaging, for example, which it can use on a daily basis to lessen our own environmental impact on the earth. And while we recognize as an industry there are still giant steps to take, we are encouraging, and actively participating in the sourcing, using, as well as educating of customer’s to help make us and the large format print industry as environmentally friendly as it can.
The Graphical Tree have an ongoing R&D practice that looks to test and bring on board sustainable and eco-friendly materials and substrates when and where possible. Our long term aim is to only offer environmentally friendly products and services as well as being a carbon-neutral operation.
Experts and partners in sustainability –
The Graphical Tree are a founding print and production expert for the Isla organisation. Isla specialises in helping the events and exhibition sector become more environmentally conscious and sustainable. You can read about Isla here.
In addition, field staff will, at all times, observe the environmental policies and instructions issued by competent, recognised authorities when visiting customer sites and premises. If, in the event that such instruction would appear to contradict The Graphical Tree Limited environmental policy, common good sense or create a potential environmental or safety hazard, staff are instructed to refer to their Director or Supervisor for advice before proceeding
You can read more about The Graphical Tree's eco offerings here.