We're On Silver

Posted by Scott on 19 February 2015 | Comments

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IMG envsilver1I am proud to announce our Enviro-mark Silver Certification. Pamela our Enviro-mark and health and safety champion has been working hard getting everything in order and progressing. It can be both rewarding and challenging as we move through each phase of development. When you start digging into many of your own practices with an open minded approach, it's amazing the changes that can be made, and the positive outcomes that come with them. Often you find some things are done the way they are cause that's the way we always did them. Not cause it's better.

Silver certification is about evaluation and identification of environmental impacts. We like to go a step further so have started making changes too. One eye opener has been the evaluation of our use of chemicals. As a printer and sign manufacturer we are destined to use some chemicals - it's unavoidable, but we are able to control how many and which ones we use, how we use them and their impact on the environment. We looked through everything and have sidelined the use of many solvents. The ones we have kept, we've developed protocols for use, and as equally important, their disposal when applicable. Our dangerous goods store has had a make-over with organised stations for differing items of waste that should not go into landfill. We've also been replacing plant with more environmentally responsible equipment, reducing our impact on the environment and worker exposure.

This is just one example of many aspects we have, and will continue to evaluate and change to make Adgraphix a leader in our industry for environmental and worker responsibility. We are proud of our progress and really look forward to being audited for Gold status soon.

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Waste bottles ready for collection.

 

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Waste maintenance cartridges ready for collection.