Midlands-based Datagraphic – a leading UK provider of secure document automation solutions – announces plans for its operations to be net zero by 2040.
Datagraphic produces multichannel outbound communications and processes inbound mail for public and private sector clients. It’s leading its sector on sustainability with measurable plans to be net zero by 2040.
Datagraphic, which has two sites in Rugby Warwickshire and Chesterfield Derbyshire, is announcing its net zero target during the COP26 conference. But, far from a reaction to the conference, Datagraphic’s sustainability plans have been many years in the making, as Datagraphic Commercial Manager and Sustainability Leader, Peter Wells explains:
“All eyes have been on the COP26 conference and the resulting commitments made by global leaders. But, to get climate change under control, governments will need monumental support from organisations and individuals.
We all need to reduce our carbon emissions. Only by doing this will we hit the net zero target countries around the world are working to achieve.
At Datagraphic, we know we can’t stop climate change alone, but we’re committed to doing our bit and leading the way.
Over the last decade, we’ve made continuous environmental and energy management improvements to our operations. We’ve made sure what we do is measurable and accountable, achieving certifications to the Environmental Management System ISO 14001 and the Energy Management System ISO 50001.
We’ve put in place wide-ranging initiatives on green travel, recycling and the use of sustainable materials. And been planting trees and offsetting our carbon footprint by purchasing carbon credits. But all this is only the start.
We’re beginning to measure our annual carbon emissions using the Science-based Green House Gas (GHG) Protocol for Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
We intend to work closely with supply chain partners to measure emissions and find effective solutions for reducing the impact of CO2 emissions.
We must work collaboratively. We need to raise awareness, provide and share best practices, and promote relevant training and research to accelerate the decarbonisation of our manufacturing activities.
I feel knowledge sharing is of particular importance. A powerful success story can inspire others to the significance and impact of sustainable practices.
We are re-engineering our processes and supply chain to remove all carbon emissions from our operations ultimately.”
Asked how Datagraphic will achieve net zero by 2040, Peter Wells goes on to say: “Our target is to be net zero with Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2035. Scope 3 emissions by 2040 and carbon-negative after that. To stay on track with this objective and make sure there’s measurement and transparency in what we’re doing, we’re working with a leading environmental consultant, Pro Enviro.
Saying you’re a sustainable organisation isn’t enough. Quite rightly, clients expect evidence today that operations deliver on environmental promises. Working with Pro Enviro will help us measure our strategy and communicate progress openly with our stakeholders.
We know it’s going to need a team effort. In the coming weeks, months and years, we’ll be continuing our work with suppliers, employees, clients and partners to make net zero by 2040 a reality.
I know the team here is committed to working sustainably. We look forward to sharing success stories to inspire others on the importance and impact of sustainable practices. We’re ready to take the next step.”
Notes to editors
Datagraphic is a leading UK provider of secure document automation solutions.
Datagraphic’s secure outbound printing and digital communications, plus inbound document and data capture solutions, help many well-known organisations automate their document processes.
With over 30 years of experience, Datagraphic is at the forefront of multichannel communications, processing data-driven, customer, employee and supplier facing documents.
A certified Climate Aware organisation, Datagraphic works hard to be a good corporate neighbour and continuously seeks more sustainable ways to do business to benefit people and the planet.
Centrally located across two sites in the UK (Chesterfield, Derbyshire & Rugby, Warwickshire), Datagraphic’s production and technology centres host a team fanatical about Information Security and sustainability.
Datagraphic is independently audited and certified to recognised standards such as ISO 27001, C&CCC Standard 55, ISO 50001 and ISO 14001. And pro-actively monitors the safety and sustainability of all data and documents in its care.