Gemini Print are widely considered as one of the leading and most forward-thinking eco printers in the UK and strive to be a planet positive printer in everything we do.
In addition to achieving all the industry-relevant accreditations and certifications, it was great news when the top score in Europe was achieved in the GREEN LEAF environmental management awards sponsored by Kodak Sonora.
The work of TWO SIDES has been effective in developing business and public understanding of the sustainable power of print, dispelling the myths that digital is more eco-friendly. https://www.twosides.info/myths-and-facts
“By uniting with common purpose behind Two Sides, the graphic communications supply chain, led by sustainable and responsible forestry, paper production and printing, aspires to ensure that, in a world of scarce resources, Print and Paper’s unique recyclable and renewable qualities can be enjoyed for generations to come. Two Sides is further committed to ensuring that Print and Paper also remains a versatile, effective and powerful means of marketing and communication, stretching the imagination and imparting knowledge.”
A worldwide campaign LOVE PAPER has given people the facts to be confident that printing on paper is the most sustainable form of communication.
Gemini Print is an ISO 14001 Approved printer. It applies to those environmental aspects over which the organisation has control and can be expected to have influence. The ISO 14001 environmental management standard exists to help organisations minimise how their operations waste & pollute – and to maximise positive activities and recycling.
Gemini Print fully accept our individual and collective responsibilities to protect the environment and ecology.
We comply with relevant environmental legislation relating to our printing activities, based in the south and the west of England. We design the print, print utilising sheet-fed litho and digital technologies onto various substrates including paper, card and other materials including for promotional merchandise and gifts, then finishing, packing and delivering the product.
We aim to exceed requirements relating to our environmental aspects, setting an example to others of environmental management using the best available techniques with due regard to performance, timeliness and cost. This includes a rigorous chain of custody system enabling the FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) logo to be printed on product at customers request.
We employ controls and procedures to limit or reduce pollution, noise and other nuisance, to help reduce consumption of natural resources and energy and to continually improve on current and newly identified environmental aspects. Our policy is to use only vegetable based inks.
We pursue good relations with regulatory bodies, also promoting an appreciation of our environmental Policy and performance among our customers, our employees and other interested parties.
We work with consideration to environmental aspects ensuring the most effective use of resources. We follow the principles of the Waste Hierarchy and aim to work with suppliers who themselves have a sound Environmental Management System.
On an annual basis we will review, monitor and analyse our Environmental objectives and targets.
Our employees are educated and aware of the need to protect our environment and are committed to this policy and programme, which is published and periodically reviewed for continuing suitability.
FSC (with reg mark) Certificate TT-COC-002529
All print businesses within the Gemini Print Group have registered for FSC® and confirm our commitment to using only paper from sustainable forests. Gemini Print is an eco-friendly printer providing a nationwide service with clients throughout the UK.
CONSERVATION & WILDLIFE
Gemini Print is also a sponsor of the Woodland Trust – the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity in addition to supporting wildlife charities and organisations.
The Woodland Trust has more than 1000 sites covering 26,000 hectares all over the UK. They plant trees and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people.
In addition to recycling 100% of all paper waste (NB: some offcuts are supplied to, e.g. local nursery education establishments who use the paper for the children’s art and craft products before recycling appropriately) Gemini Print work with waste management specialists J&G Environmental for:-
- Plate Developer
- Ink Toner Carts
- Ink Carts
- Ink Tins
- Operator Replacement Components
- Mixed Materials
- Dry Waste Contaminated
- Plastic Packaging
- Wash Cloth
- IT Waste