Do you know how much your business prints every year? It’s probably more than you’d think. The global print industry is forecast to reach $821 billion by 2022, more than the software industry ($145 billion by 2022) and the music industry ($65 billion by 2023)! In the UK alone there are estimated to be over 6000 printing companies and very few of them take steps to consider the impact their work has on the environment.

The environment is important to us at docs24; our environment and planet are our future and if we don’t innovate for our future, we’re not achieving our goals.

We’re always on the lookout for new solutions and new ideas for how we can bring advanced and world-leading services to our customers, but what are the steps that can be taken now if the environment matters to you and your business?

Considerate Sourcing

Can you guess how much of the global industrial wood harvest is used to make paper? 40%! Nearly half of the world’s wood harvest. So with this in mind, a major consideration for sourcing print materials should be the impact it’s having on forestry. Look out for print companies who work with the Forestry Stewardship Council and always ask for FSC certified materials where you can.

Consider quantities

We have a vision to see unnecessary print waste become a thing of the past. We combine our technology with global print services to ensure companies can access on-demand printing that won’t cost the earth! Print only what you need, when you need it.

Reduce your carbon footprint

Global businesses often find it a challenge to manage their brand and assets across the world and sometimes that means they print in one location, perhaps in their head office, and then have the documents shipped across the globe. Transportation is responsible for up to 25% of the entirety of global emissions. Imagine instead if each office printed from a local source, or as close to their own office as they could. We estimate this could reduce polluting environmental impacts by up to 90%. And as a bonus, it also shortens delivery times!

So tell us, what are your companies green goals today?