Most of the paper we use is made up of at least 70% recycled content and we are striving to find solutions to use 100% recycled coated paper. This is important because a tonne of paper from 100% recycled material conserves about:
- 26,497 litres of water
- 17-31 trees
- 4,000 KWh of electricity (enough to power an average house in the UK, for a year).
Figures taken from Green Forest - 100% recycled paper.
Toward a more responsible use of paper
|Toward a more responsible use of paper
|April to March
|Premier paper (kg)
||278.7 kg baseline
|Recycled paper (kg) (2019-20 baseline)
||8,339 kg baseline
Data supplied by our third party, Antalis
Good progress has been made in reducing the volume of non-recycled paper we use. Regulatory measures prevent us from removing all paper communications with members. However, wherever possible, we do provide digital alternatives. This includes:
- A digital annual report
- sending more product literature via email
- encouraging members to receive digital statements.
Whilst printer use is down, we recognise this is an artificial measure as our colleagues were largely working from home in 2019 and 2020. Where printing does still take place from our offices, wherever possible printing ink is vegetable based, non-toxic and biodegradable.