Our Environment Policy
Prestige Print is committed to continuing the family legacy of running a sustainable business while being a responsible contributor to society. Our business is providing a service which results in high quality printed articles. We encourage integrity and pride in our work, respect for all people and continual innovation.
Prestige Print is committed to preventing pollution and reducing our effect on the environment.
We will achieve this by:
Continually reviewing and improving our environmental performance
Setting environmental objectives and targets
Ensuring compliance with all applicable legislation and any other requirements relating to our environmental aspects
Promoting awareness and encouraging participation of all staff
Documenting and implementing an Environmental Management System
Minimising all waste paper, ink and water
Minimising and responsibly disposing of all hazardous waste
Minimising environmental risk
Minimising the consumption of energy and raw materials
Alec Walker and Mervyn Walker
We are proud to have joined the Low Emissions, Electric Car movement. Vinchy is the lucky driver of this car which he can charge using our own Car Charger. In addition we also have an EV delivery van for Wellington region deliveries.
We use vegetable (oil/mineral free) inks as recommended by the Ministry for the Environment.
Environmental benefits of mineral free inks include:
the reduction and/or elimination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released into the atmosphere. Mineral free inks are classified as ‘containing less than 1% VOCs’. VOCs are unhealthy to breathe over long periods of time. They also harm the environment by contributing to smog
they do not contain the following metals or salts: antimony, chromium, selenium, arsenic, mercury, cobalt, cadmium, manganese, lead
improved degradability because of the absence of heavy metals
healthier work places for printing staff
manufacturing from a renewable resource.
It is easy to get confused when considering the environmental choices of paper.
It’s not only the source of the paper, but also whether it will be successfully recycled.
There are advantages and disadvantages to recycled paper and that has to be weighed against using paper sourced from sustainable forests.
Our Account Managers can guide you in your choice which will vary according to the job.
All of the papers we use a FSC accredited.