We have an enormous opportunity and responsibility to ensure the printed graphics we create benefit everyone on the planet, as well as the planet itself.
At VGL, we look to use environmentally-friendly materials and to work with dedicated suppliers that have the same values. We have implemented sustainable procedures in our facilities and ensure responsible disposal of printed graphics. We are committed to ongoing improvement through science and technology, and maintaining our leadership in eco-conscious printing solutions.
By accurately measuring, offsetting and committing to annually reduce emissions by 7.14% by 2030, Vinyl Graphics Limited is not only Carbon Neutral, but in alignment with both Science Based and UK Government targets for Carbon Emissions Reductions."
A sustainable vision for the future.
Looking to do our part for the environment, VGL has a number of initiatives to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle our waste, and carbon-offsetting is a crucial element in the mix. We are working in partnership with Carbon Neutral Britain to offset all carbon emissions from our company operations.
Trusted by the largest brands in the UK, regulated, verified and third-party audited, Carbon Neutral Britain is key to funding forest projects in Britain and around the world. Carbon Neutral Britain allocates international carbon credits to plant trees that absorb CO₂ and refract the earth’s heat to create a positive impact on wildlife, ecology and biodiversity, and we are proud to be part of this.
How we measure our carbon footprint offsetting efforts.
Due to their high global warming potential, greenhouse gases (GHGs) identified in the Kyoto Protocol are the focus of the project. The reporting of this initiative is typically carried out in accordance with the ISO14064:1-2018 and GHG Emissions Protocol Accounting and Reporting Standards - the two most widely recognised and used emission standards in the world, ensuring all measurements, calculations and subsequent offsetting are completed to the most regulated and accurate standards possible.
Our areas of focus.
VGL is dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint by targeting a wide scope of emissions across its business operations:
Scope 1 – Activities owned or controlled by the organisation that release emissions straight into the atmosphere, such as our company-owned and leased vehicles, office equipment or refrigerant gas losses.
Scope 2 - Indirect emissions that are a consequence of the organisation’s activities - but occur at sources that the business does not own or control.
Scope 3 – Emissions that are a consequence of business activity, which occur at sources which are not owned or controlled, which are not classed as scope 2 emissions, such as waste management, business travel, staff commuting, events and more.
How we are making a positive change.
VGL has made a commitment to the Emissions Reduction Pledge 2050, aiming to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030, equivalent to a reduction of 163.70 tCO2e over the next seven years.
To reach these goals, VGL has initiated several projects, such as improving the energy efficiency of its buildings, consolidating factory spaces, and promoting energy-saving behaviours among staff, all contributing to ongoing efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
We are committed to a circular economy, to Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and Recover where possible, and look to adopt processes that enable existing materials to be repurposed at the end of their use.
As well as giving our printed materials an opportunity to be repurposed further, we continually explore new materials manufactured by our suppliers and partners that offer a more sustainably produced base material.
We have transitioned our printers to environmentally friendly Nordic Swan and Greenguard Gold certified inks because they do not emit VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
We continually invest in our printing equipment to ensure we use the most effective and efficient print technology on every project, thereby reducing process waste and energy.
Take a look at our other CSR initiatives driving change throughout VGL.
The challenge of trading ethically, acting responsibly and maintaining an efficient supply chain is a key priority for VGL on and off site.
Our staff are the backbone of the business and we care about their wellbeing, their work/life balance and personal development.
We engage with our local community, support key charities and initiatives and aim to be a valued presence with all who come into contact with VGL.
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