Antalis introduces universal carbon offsetting
Published: 15 January 2020 | No comments yet
Working together with partners from Forest Carbon and World Land Trust, Antalis is able to calculate the kilograms of carbon emissions it takes to procure any material type
Substrate supplier Antalis UK has introduced carbon offsetting for all material purchased from across its papers, packaging and visual communications ranges.
Working together with partners from Forest Carbon and World Land Trust, Antalis is able to calculate the kilograms of carbon emissions it takes to procure any material type, including plastics, aluminium composite material and nylon. These carbon credits can be purchased by customers to support the creation of new UK woodlands – via Forest Carbon and the Antalis Woodlands initiative – or to preserve global forests – via Forest Carbon in South America or a World Land Trust project in Vietnam. Customers also have the choice to support a blend of all three options.
Forest Carbon works on voluntary carbon woodland creation in the UK and abroad. Since 2006 it has planted more than eight million trees in the UK, and a further 2.5 million overseas, equating to the removal of over 2.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
In collaboration with World Land Trust, through its Carbon Balanced Paper scheme, Antalis is enabling its customers to balance the unavoidable carbon emissions of paper-based products. The money raised supports World Land Trust projects in Vietnam, one of the most biologically diverse countries on Earth. To date, 16,000 acres of standing forest at threat of clearance has been protected – the equivalent of 9,080 football pitches. World Land Trust has enabled approximately 169,000 tonnes of carbon emissions to be absorbed every year, whilst also protecting 41 threatened, endangered and critically endangered wildlife species.
Antalis noted that as public support to address climate change gathers pace, businesses are increasingly looking at what more they can do to operate sustainably. With this in mind, Antalis has taken steps to update its carbon offset schemes to ensure that it can serve the needs of interested customers and help them achieve their environmental ambitions. Some paper ranges from Antalis are already supplied as fully carbon balanced.
Matthew Botfield, CSR manager at Antalis, explained, ‘Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. Every day, we are working towards reducing our own environmental footprint while also providing innovative solutions to our customers.
‘Antalis is proud to support customers in offsetting their own carbon emissions and to give them clear choices in support of UK or global schemes. For example, here in the UK customers can choose to plant trees, maximising their own social media and marketing opportunities.’
He continued, ‘Both our schemes are backed up with relevant certificates and logos to help them reassure their customers that they are operating as sustainably as possible.’