Sustainability refers to practices that meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Environmental sustainability is a key focus for the printing industry and in particular for us at Worldwide.
In 2012, Worldwide pioneered the way forward, becoming WA’s first carbon neutral printing group. Our Worldwide Production Hub has now been certified 100% Carbon Neutral for over 10 years and a number of our local Worldwide Centres are also 100% Carbon Neutral certified.
Over the last 10 years our Production Hub has made significant inroads with their environmental footprint. They reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible and have adopted industry best practices and environmentally sustainable standards. They also boast one of Western Australia’s largest solar farms, and their solar generation is in the top 100 in Australia.
We believe our Worldwide Production Hub’s environmental accreditations and chain of custody certifications, coupled with our network’s unprecedented levels of customer service, places us in an unrivalled position to serve your business needs.
While we continue to educate our team in the benefits of behavioural change and identify technology and process to reduce our carbon footprint, it is inevitable that we will not be able to neutralise our unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions.
To neutralise our unavoidable emissions, we purchase carbon credits in Carbon Credit Projects as determined by the Australian Federal Government National Carbon offset standard.
We are continually investing in our production capabilities and processes to ensure we minimise our impact on the environment.
The paper industry plants more than it harvests and today there are 25% more trees in the developed world than in 1900. Paper is biodegradable, renewable and sustainable. Growing and harvesting trees provides jobs, while forestry plantations provide clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat and carbon storage. A decline in the demand for paper products risks a decline in the ongoing sustainability and management of re-growth forests.