ORDERING: CARBON NEUTRAL PRINTING
Although carbon emissions cannot be completely avoided in the printing process, they can be offset elsewhere. We are aware of this ecological responsibility. In cooperation with the climate specialist ClimatePartner, we have, therefore, expanded our commitment for climate protection by providing the possibility to print in a carbon neutral manner.
How do I achieve carbon neutral printing?
It is as easy as that: In the ordering process, select the option "Carbon neutral production" under Payment/Shipment with a simple mouse click – climate protection has never been easier! The carbon emission of your print order will be calculated automatically and the surcharge goes directly into a climate offset project of your choice. The extra costs for this option are only about 0.7 per cent of the order value and are clearly indicated for transparency.
What do I get out of it?
With carbon neutral printing, you actively take on responsibility for our nature and make an effective contribution to environmental protection. And you can actually show it to your customers, employees or partners: After completing the order, you can download an individual PDF certificate with your name, information on the order and the amount of carbon offset, which clearly proves your contribution to climate protection. In addition, our label generator creates your individual climate protection label with a unique identification number which you can integrate into your print data prior to the upload - upon request even with QR code. The label will be provided to you as PDF or EPS file free of charge.
How does carbon neutral printing work?
For every single printing order with the selected option "Carbon neutral printing", the carbon emissions incurred will be offset individually. This works by compensating the amount of greenhouse gases emitted through your printing order in a climate offset project. With your contribution you support the project of your choice for active environmental protection and thus restore the climate balance.
You can currently choose between three climate offset projects. Whether you support forest protection in Brazil, a hydropower project in Indonesia or a wind energy project in Turkey: you prove that you are taking responsibility for nature and improve your "carbon footprint".
What has been achieved so far?
Ever since our online shop has offered the option to carry out print orders in a carbon neutral manner, around five to six per cent of our customers all over Europe have opted for the eco-friendly print production each month. In 2013 alone, several ten thousands of print orders were processed in a carbon neutral manner. This is equivalent to the carbon emission of about 1,000 small cars each travelling 8,400 kilometres.