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We’re the First Customer to Use Premier Paper’s Carbon Capture Initiative!

Friday, July 31st, 2015

We’re delighted to announce that we are Premier Paper’s first customer to become a certified Carbon Capture Company. We’ve always taken our environmental responsibilities very seriously, and now are taking that one step further.

The initiative helps Premier Paper’s customers to reduce CO2 emissions of their operational activity. We’ve been part of the Carbon Capture paper purchase offset programme since 2013, taking part in tree planting activities year on year, which we’ve always really enjoyed. This is what the scheme involves:

“To become a Certified Carbon Capture® Company, customers, together with the use of Carbon Capture paper, will calculate their operational CO2 emissions from its energy and fuel consumptions using DEFRA figures and guidelines.

The calculated figures will then be submitted for an independent audit and verification. Upon verification, the company can then Carbon Capture® their operational CO2 together with their paper purchases to become a Certified Carbon Capture ® Company.

The benefits of becoming a Certified Carbon Capture Company include; Carbon Management plan and internal carbon reduction programme; Quantifiable CO2 reduction claims that can be included in annual reports; Marketing programmes to help add customer value; High integrity environmental programme independently verified; Use of the unique ‘Green Seal’ logo.

The certified Carbon Capture® Company status is for a 2 year period, after which the operational CO2 emissions will then be audited and re-verified.

The Carbon Capture® scheme operates under the Government’s Woodland Carbon Code, a voluntary standard for woodland creation projects in the UK. The independent certification to this standard provides assurance and clarity about the carbon benefits of these sustainably managed woodlands. It is calculated that 25m² of native UK woodland will capture and store one tonne of CO2 and creating large areas of new native woodland, will, over time, remove hundreds of thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.”

We are really happy to add another aspect to our environmental credentials so we know we’re doing our bit for the planet and our customers can be safe in the knowledge that they’re doing their bit too by using us.

Find out more about the scheme and our involvement