Initiatives and Projects

Cycle2Work Scheme

Commuting accounts for nearly a quarter (24%) of the UK’s carbon emissions, and with our ambitious targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, changing the way we get to work can have a significant impact.

Since 2013, Integrity has been involved in the Cycle2Work scheme in an effort to promote a carbon neutral commute as well as a healthy lifestyle. 86% of participants in this scheme have noticed health benefits since joining – 89% of those believe it has improved their general fitness and 52% of those believe it has contributed to weight loss.

The Plastics Challenge

We all know the problem with plastic: it litters our towns and cities; pollutes our oceans and waterways, and can have a devastating effect on our health and our ecosystem. Unfortunately, only 9% of all plastic that is produced gets recycled; most of it ends up in landfills or in our environment. Each year, nearly 8 million tons of plastic enters our waterways.

At Integrity Print, we’re determined not to be a part of the problem! Whether it’s in our offices, in our warehouse, or in our production areas, we ensure that all plastics that can be recycled, are recycled! But we know this alone isn’t enough; we need to be more proactive. So, we’ve set ourselves the challenge of sourcing only recycled and recyclable plastics for every aspect of what we do at Integrity. We have a long way to go but we are currently working with suppliers and researching new materials so that we can reach our goal of eliminating single use plastics from all of our sites.

100% Renewable by 2022

According to the International Energy Agency, the world’s electricity demand will have increased by 70% by 2040. With the global demand for energy growing at such a rate, clean energy production is vital for reducing our collective carbon impact.

Integrity’s mission is to ensure that all of the electricity used across our sites is supplied from 100% renewable sources. We are currently in discussions with clean energy providers to initiate this program by 2022.

The Ink Switch

In an effort to reduce our VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions, we changed our ink supplier in September 2018 in favour of an option which requires a significantly lower level of IPA (Isopropanol Alcohol).

Whilst IPA is an effective additive in the damping process; and increases viscosity as well as serving as a disinfectant and anti foaming agent; it contributes to VOC emissions by evaporating quickly and requiring constant replenishment. It is also an expensive compound which requires special handling and storage areas.

Since switching to low IPA inks, we have seen annual cost savings of over £30k, as well as a significant reduction in VOC emissions across our site.

 

Carbon Capture Programme

Reducing our carbon impact is the driving incentive behind all of our environmental initiatives. Mitigating CO2 emissions and offering our customers a reduced carbon solution is a step closer to attaining carbon neutrality.

Through one of our suppliers, The Premier Group, we offer our customers a chance to be a part of the Carbon Capture Programme. This scheme allows customers to capture the CO2 emissions from their paper purchase by planting native woodland, right here in the UK, through the Woodland Trust and the Woodland Carbon scheme.

In 2019, over 5000 trees were planted through the Carbon Capture Programme.