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Dec 01 2023

CFH taking the green approach…

By Greg Holt, Group Head of Marketing

At CFH, we proudly wear the mantle of environmental champions, driven by an unyielding commitment to minimise our ecological footprint. Our journey towards sustainability is a vibrant tapestry interwoven with passion and innovation.

Certified Excellence:

We don't just talk the talk; we walk the green path. Our unwavering dedication to the environment is exemplified by our ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification, complete with an integrated Environmental Management System (EMS). We've proudly held this certification since 2010, demonstrating our prowess in orchestrating eco-friendly operations. With our EMS, we've mastered the art of efficiency, saving time, resources, and reducing waste. We're not just managing risk; we're minimising it while supercharging overall efficiency across all our manufacturing sites.

Solar-Powered Brilliance:

On the sun-drenched roof of our Radstock factory in Somerset, we have installed 400 kW solar roof panels. During the summer, these solar marvels supply all the electricity to run our site. Year after year, they faithfully provide 10-15% of our total electricity needs. Since their installation, they've provided 2,775,908 kW hours of electricity, reducing CO2 emissions by 1,075,262 kg. That is enough power to Christmas Tree lights for 206,540 homes over the full festive period.

Ethical Raw Material Sourcing

Our commitment to the planet extends to our very foundations. We source our paper responsibly, proudly bearing the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forests Certification (PEFC) approvals. We've also joined forces with Two Sides, a global initiative championing sustainability in the print communications supply chain.

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Championing Green Growth:

We're not just about numbers; we're about nurturing life. Over 115,000 indigenous trees have found their roots in the UK soil through our efforts, creating a woodland that proudly bears our name. At events, we don't just stand idly by; we gift trees from our exhibition stand, sowing the seeds of a greener future. As we have been giving away #CFHsaplings for over 15 years, we have been in the fortunate position to follow their journeys and see them grow.

Recycling Revolution:

Our commitment to sustainability is inked in vegetable-based inks. We segregate our waste meticulously. In our factories, offcuts of paper are sucked up by our paper trim extraction systems to be recycled, alongside or other paper waste, as we stand resolute in our zero-waste-to-landfill policy.

The Future is Windowless

We've proudly championed the use of eco-friendly non-plastic envelopes, successfully processing 26.5 million window-free envelopes through our facility in the past year. This equates to an impressive saving of 4.6 tons of plastic. With our advanced production capabilities, we can creatively spray addresses, straplines, logos, and images onto the envelope exteriors. This not only adds vibrancy to communications but also represents a significant stride toward our commitment to a greener future.

The Living Wall:

Our CFH office building isn't just a structure; it's a living canvas. Adorning our exterior front wall is a 'Living Wall,' where lush foliage paints a picture of vibrancy. It's not just about aesthetics; it's about fostering biodiversity, insulation, and sound reduction.

At CFH, our passion for the environment isn't just a mission; it's a journey, and we invite you to be a part of this extraordinary adventure. Together, we'll keep pushing the boundaries of sustainability, one green stride at a time.

You can see our Carbon Reduction plan here.

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