Hague’s strategic print partners hold the FSC/PEFC Chain of Custody Certification allowing us to use the FSC/PEFC logo on your printed product, guaranteeing that our operations have been inspected and certified in the audit trail of tree to printed product.
The benefit to our clients is that the logo verifies the social and environmental choice of material and demonstrates that the company takes the environmental concerns of their customers seriously.
ISO 14001 accreditation to ensure we exceed environmental standards. We hope to have this in place within the year.
Hague have an Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in place, we ensure that clear auditable production processes are demonstrated, reduce waste through dutiful management and are reviewed regularly.
Our paper-based products are made from a sustainable, managed source, accredited with the forest stewardship council (FSC) and 100% recyclable.
Hague work to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and substitute toxic chemicals with more environmentally friendly products.
Products are packaged in recycled cartons with option for product take back at the end of life cycle.
We do not create a substantial amount of waste; however, the waste produced is collected and recycled ensuring we maximize our recycling capabilities. We have a contract with an independent company to collect and recycle all waste. Our design studio does not use film or film processing chemicals.
We review and assess each project to identify if it can be produced in a more environmentally friendly way. For example, saddle stitching rather than spine gluing, avoiding laminating or UV varnishing unless specifically required. Ensuring the most economical sizes are produced to avoid unnecessary wastage.
Wherever possible, we prefer to use local companies near to our existing clients to promote our aim of becoming carbon neutral.
Deliveries of products are scheduled and planned in the most economical way to ensure we endeavour to minimise our co2 emissions, promote efficiencies and ensure our clients reap the benefits of reduced transport costs.
As part of our commitment to continuous environmental improvements, Hague have implemented an air-source heat pump (ASHP), this takes the ambient heat from the outside air and uses it to heat
inside. Its efficiency is measured with the ‘coefficient of performance’ (COP). An ASHP has a COP of 3, meaning a heat pump produces 3 units of heat energy for each unit of electricity used.
Hague has also installed a 20kwp Solar Photovoltaic system. This converts solar energy from the sun directly into electricity. Solar power is pollution free during use. This is a renewable form of energy production and will save over 5 tonnes of Co2 per year.