One of our key objectives at Far’n’Beyond is to consistently assess, and minimise, the impact that our business activities have on the environment.
As a responsible business, we want to do everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint, by making our manufacturing and distribution more eco-efficient and offering more recycled and recyclable products.
Providing a fully integrated service to our clients provides several environmental benefits, including a reduction in waste, by ensuring we utilise the most effective and efficient production methods and then use a single courier network for delivery, avoiding multiple deliveries.
Minimising our Impact on the Environment through our Manufacturing
The UK paper and print industry is the fifth-largest in the world.
There are over 6,000 printing companies in the UK, but very few have taken voluntary steps to lessen their environmental impact. Reducing the environmental effect of a business is not just a matter of using recycled paper, there are many other factors involved. The demand for carbon offsetting is rising steadily and printing has a huge impact on the environment and we as consumers, designers, and marketers are in a position to do something about it.
Here at Far’n’Beyond, we are always determined to select products that are environmentally friendly and have conservational rewards. We recognise that traditional printing practices can act as a drain on natural resources and we have made a conscious effort to provide our customers with environmentally friendly printing and services.
As well as getting involved in local carbon projects, recycling and using vegetable-based inks, we ensure that all employees understand, implement, maintain and improve the environmental objectives set by the company. All members of staff are encouraged to contribute to improving our environmental performance.
Solvent Free Inks & Water Based Coatings
As part of our ongoing commitment to the environment, we use solvent-free inks, which contain no VOC’s. Our inks are cartridge fed to ensure zero waste. All of our coatings are water-based & food approved. In addition, once the jobs are printed, the printing presses can be cleaned using a water-based cleaner as opposed to those which are high in solvents.
All of our paper waste is recycled and we have strived to reduce the inevitable waste involved in producing our products and services.
In our studio, we operate a paperless order management system and our large recycling bins allow us to reduce as much plastic and paper waste as possible.
Since 2010 we have been a paperless office through our online order management system, Glide, which tracks all orders without the need for any paperwork. Our most recent implementation was to move on to online invoicing – reducing materials and paper waste internally.
FSC or PEFC Certified Sustainable Forest Paper
As is now the industry standard, all of our paper materials offered are FSC or PEFC approved, which means our clients can be assured that the paper they choose comes from a certified forest that’s managed like a crop, to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.
The FSC and PEFC label guarantees that the trees that are harvested are replaced or allowed to regenerate naturally and parts of the forest are protected entirely, in order to protect rare animals and plants.
Our full supply chain has been built around reducing waste, utilising the most appropriate machinery and materials for each project and reducing the impact on the environment.
Solvent Free Inks & Water Based Coatings
We use solvent-free inks, which contain no VOC’s. Our inks are cartridge fed to ensure zero waste. All of our coatings are water-based & food approved. In addition, once the jobs are printed, the printing presses can be cleaned using a water-based cleaner as opposed to those which are high in solvents.
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
We have been a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Corporate Member since 2013 and this partnership enables us to get involved at a local level and actively engage as a team through annual workdays and awareness campaigns.
The Tree Project is our initiative to encourage clients to make eco-conscious choices when ordering products from Far’n’Beyond & Really Good Branding. We reward each of our clients who make these choices, by supporting our eco alternative products, arranging for a tree to be planted on their behalf and supplying a digital certificate.
Through our sister company, Really Good Branding, we supply a wide range of eco-friendly products. In addition to products that offer better and more sustainable alternatives to plastic items, we also offer a number of promotional items that are made from recycled or non-plastic materials.
- Reusable Coffee Cups – to replace disposable coffee cups
- Super Hit Biodegradable Pen – made from sugarcane
- Reusable Water Bottle – to replace throwaway plastic bottles
- Cotton Tote Shopper Bag – to replace plastic shopping bags
- Seed Packets – a gift for the environment
To further ensure that consideration of the environment is integrated throughout the business, we support the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.