At Dennis Maps, we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and are fully committed to playing our part in helping to secure the future of our planet.

This is why we are fully accredited to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard as well as being a 100% FSC® paper user.

Sounds good, but what does it all mean?

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 allows us to enhance our environmental performance. It enables us to manage our environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to our commitment to sustainability.

The purpose of the system is to provide value for both our customers and the environment.

We place a great emphasis in our everyday operations on effective recycling of our materials:

  • All of our packaging materials are cardboard-based and are 100% recyclable.
  • We are continually looking to source greener materials and products to use, including replacing plastic tape with paper tape to seal the cartons that contain our finished products.
  • Our printed waste is environmentally friendly and we do not use any harmful solvents or inks that cannot be recycled.
  • Any waste toner from our digital print devices is also recycled via our equipment suppliers.
  • Even the synthetic materials we use to make our waterproof and weatherproof maps can be recycled and of course these maps are very durable and last for many years, therefore they do not harm the environment in the way that single use plastics do.

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All of the paper we use is FSC® certified

FSC® is a global forest certification system composed of forest management and chain of custody.

The FSC® system allows businesses and consumers to identify, purchase and use wood, paper and other forest products made with materials that are sourced from well-managed forests.

We use environmentally friendly vegetable inks for all paper products

  • Vegetable-based inks are much kinder to the planet as they are made from vegetable oil.
  • Through sustainable farming, these plants also reduce the amount of CO2 in the air, further combating the fight against climate change by reducing air pollution.
  • An added benefit of the use of natural ingredients is that they are less harmful to both the environment and the staff handling them.
  • Vegetable-based inks also help with the recycling process as they are easier to remove from recycled paper and print during the de-inking process of recycling.

The Heart of England Forest Charity

Our green credentials are strengthened further by our connection to the Heart of England Forest Charity, which remains the ultimate beneficiary of the Company’s operations.

The Heart of England Forest is one man’s vision to plant, protect and preserve a huge broadleaf forest. The legacy of Felix Dennis lives on in this forest, which stretches across the Heart of England, from the ancient Forest of Arden, south to the edge of the Vale of Evesham.

So far, the forest covers more than 3000 acres, and more than 1.5 million trees have been planted.

Constant environmental improvement

We are always working to reduce our impact on the environment:

  • We are currently in the process of replacing our factory lighting to a more environmentally friendly LED system. We are also exploring the possibility of sourcing all of the power required to run our factory from solar energy.
  • The Dennis Maps workforce is locally based around our factory in the town of Frome in Somerset, with a number either cycling or walking to work. We support this by encouraging our employees to take advantage of the Cycle to Work Scheme, of which Dennis Maps is a member.

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We are committed to sustainably protecting our planet, so if you would like to find out how our environmentally responsible printing could benefit you, please get in touch now!

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