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King Charles III recognises our school paper recycling project

Datagraphic, a trailblazer with social impact embedded in its strategy, is celebrating a significant milestone. King Charles III has acknowledged the company’s commitment to positive change through our innovative paper recycling project with local schools.

Datagraphic has embedded social impact at the core of its strategy. We want to lead others to make decisions beyond profit. We were therefore delighted to receive a letter on behalf of King Charles III thanking our team for organising the paper recycling project and creative art challenge with local schools. 

Last spring, we launched a sustainability initiative with Warwickshire and Leicestershire schools, inviting pupils to get creative with some of our waste paper. Usually, the paper is recycled. However, to mark King Charles’ coronation, we wanted to work more closely with our community.

Artwork front cover

The brief was to write or draw what the new King might do with his leftover paper roll or A4 paper. Once pupils returned the ideas, we created a book and an exhibition of their artwork at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum in July.

Datagraphic gets the royal nod of approval

Imagine our excitement when an official letter from Buckingham Palace dropped onto the mat in December. 

Letter from the King

The envelope contained a letter from the correspondence secretary on behalf of King Charles. He expressed his interest in our paper recycling project to commemorate the Coronation. He also thanked everyone involved for their role in fostering positive change for the environment.

The monarch’s engagement signals a royal endorsement for efforts to create a more environmentally conscious and socially responsible workplace.

“His Majesty is deeply committed to protecting the natural world and would have me pass on his gratitude to you for your commitment to sustainability.”

Peter Wells, Head of Sustainability at Datagraphic, comments, “We are truly honoured to receive a response from King Charles himself. His endorsement gives our initiative the royal seal of approval. It reinforces the importance of our corporate mission to inspire others to positively impact the environment and society.”

About social impact at Datagraphic

We pledge promises to lead with integrity, innovate, and leave the world better than we found it. We do this in parallel with our four strategic Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) pillars: Planet, People, Communities and Partners.

Datagraphic participates in the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to measure success. Going further, we are undergoing assessment to become a B Corporation (B Corp) to recognise how we prioritise ESG values alongside financial goals to balance purpose and profit.

Read more about ESG at Datagraphic.

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