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Carbon Balanced Print

Carbon Balanced Print

St Austell Printing Company are proud to be one of a handful of printers in the UK to be an official “Carbon Balanced Printer”.

This means we offset the full operational carbon footprint of your print.

Offset Carbon. Protect Endangered Species and Enhance Your Brand.

St Austell Printing Company are thrilled be one of just a handful of certified Carbon Balanced Printers. We are proud to support the fantastic work the World Land Trust are doing to protect threatened habitats and wildlife, and we know our clients will share in this pride.

Sustainability is part of everything we do. We built a print factory on its principles. The design of our building reduces our demand for energy and natural resources making our printing even more efficient.

All the paper we use is recycled or produced from sustainably managed forests. We are FSC® certified and hold an ISO 14001:2015 certificate for our environmental management system.

As a Carbon Balanced Printer, we are helping global conservation charity World Land Trust preserve critically threatened habitat in Vietnam. This not only offsets our carbon footprint, but it also helps protect the dozens of endangered species calling these forests home.


A Simple Way to Balance the Carbon Emissions of Your Print

Carbon Balanced Print is the highest statement of integrity for users and producers of printed products.

Alongside the use of Carbon Balanced Paper, Carbon Balanced Print is produced by a Carbon Balanced Printer – a printer that has measured and balanced the annual impacts of its fossil fuel usage, transportation and electricity consumption.

These impacts are third-party verified, and then balanced (offset) with international conservation charity World Land Trust (WLT).

World Land Trust logo

World Land Trust offsets these emissions by protecting threatened habitats that would otherwise have been lost, avoiding the release of stored carbon. This also enables the regeneration of degraded habitats, which gradually re-absorb atmospheric CO2. So far over 190,000 tonnes of CO2 has been Carbon Balanced and 19,000 acres of threatened forest have been protected.

“The money that is given to the World Land Trust, in my estimation, has more effect on the wild world than almost anything I can think of.” Sir David Attenborough, WLT Patron

The World Land Trust is an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats.  Its patrons include Sir David Attenborough, Steve Backshall and Chris Packham.

Find out more about the World Land Trust and the Carbon Balanced scheme.

Why Choose Carbon Balanced Print?

Carbon Balanced Print is a simple choice that will help meet the growing demands of an environmentally-conscious society.

The wide-ranging environmental benefits of Carbon Balanced Print and Paper are what make this solution truly unique.

By tackling climate change, reducing deforestation and protecting endangered species, businesses choosing Carbon Balanced Print can confidentially meet the needs of their customers, their own CSR commitments, and the planet

66% of global consumers say they’re willing to pay more for sustainable brands (Neilsen). In the UK, 55% of young people say they would be more loyal to a brand that is reducing its carbon footprint.  We are making it easy and affordable for you to decrease the carbon footprint of your print, and your print can carry the World Land Trust logo to demonstrate your commitment to Sustainability.

What Does This Mean for My Print?

Carbon Balanced Printer CornwallBy combining using SAPC as your printing partner with carbon-balanced paper, your print can carry the highly recognisable World Land Trust logo, so our customers can clearly say you have taken this measure to improve your Sustainability.Carbon Balancing CertificateWe will provide you with a certificate to highlight the amount of CO2 balanced and the area of land protected as a result of your positive action. You can use this in your environmental reporting and marketing.
Carbon Balanced Printer CornwallThe cost to carbon-balance your entire printing project isn’t actually that much. In fact, depending on the choice of paper stock it could even be free!Carbon Balanced Printer CornwallYou can rest assured that your printed materials are being produced in the most-sustainable way possible, by the UK’s most environmentally-friendly printing company.

How Do I Get Involved?

You can start supporting the World Land Trust today, simply by choosing Carbon Balanced Paper.  Any paper can be Carbon Balanced and the price is minimal, or even free on certain paper products. All our Digital Print is Carbon Balanced, the price to offset the paper is included in the print price.  For litho printing, we will need to give you a quote for carbon balancing, but this can be very low, depending on the print volume. All Online Orders are Carbon Balanced.

Start reducing your impact today. Get in touch and ask about Carbon Balanced Print. You can either contact us by email, pop into our Print Shop or ring our Printing Experts on 01726 624900.

Carbon Balanced Print


Environmental Credentials

St Austell Printing Company has made a significant investment in meeting its sustainability goals, by unveiling one of the largest roof-based solar panel arrays in Cornwall.

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