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eco-eco Stationery cuts carbon by a third to secure The Planet Mark certification

Jun 4, 2020 | News

By <a href="https://www.theplanetmark.com/author/george-catchpoleplanetfirst-co-uk/" target="_self">George Catchpole</a>

By George Catchpole

Marketing Manager

eco-eco Stationery, a company which supplies stationery products with high eco-credentials, has achieved certification to The Planet Mark.

This is eco-eco Stationery’s second year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to The Planet Mark. eco-eco Stationery’s total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2019 was 8.0 tCO2e, a reduction of 33.7% from last year, and the relative carbon footprint was 4.0 tCO2e per employee, a reduction of 33.7% from last year.

It first calculated the carbon footprint of its Stourbridge operational site for the year ending December 2018 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually. This year’s footprint includes emissions from purchased electricity, transmission and distribution losses, water, waste, business travel and paper for its office. Electricity emissions decreased by 31% and business travel emissions decreased by 45%.

Steve Malkin, CEO and Founder of The Planet Mark, commented: “The results from eco-eco Stationery are truly inspiring. Sustainability is at the very core of eco-eco’s ethos, so we should not be surprised that the company has been able to make such impressive strides in cutting its carbon footprint. A company founded on the idea of reducing its impact on the world will always sit close to my heart, and I’m delighted to see the progress they have made.”

James Faulkner at eco-eco Stationery said: “We are proud of all the efforts we have made to significantly reduce our carbon footprint and believe this will give customers confidence in our commitment towards safeguarding the environment

“Support from Planet Mark has been invaluable, and we will continue to look at ways we can make further improvements.”

Certification to The Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders.

eco-eco aims to lead the way in making environmentally friendly stationery products the norm and not the exception. Founded in 2015, the company supply stationery products with high eco credentials at no additional cost to the consumer. Its products come with a number of promises: that the environmental credentials are clearly labelled, are made with a minimum of 50% recycled content and can be 100% recycled, all without compromising on quality. The company itself partners with low-carbon distributors minimises waste in packaging and engages with its supply chain to ensure the products are sustainably sourced.

Consumers and businesses are changing. Increasingly, they demand to know how their products are made and where they came from. Consumer businesses and suppliers must be ready to adapt to a new landscape, and proper environmental credentials are a vital part of becoming a sustainable and accountable business. As the face of consumer demand changes, it is imperative that business foresee and adapt to the growing demand for sustainable products.