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SAPC celebrates third environmental award in just twelve months
St Austell Printing Company has brought home a third major environmental award in less than 12 months, continuing to secure its position as one of the UK’s most sustainable printing companies.
The family-run company was awarded the UK’s ‘Environmental Printing Company’ trophy at the prestigious national Printweek Awards in London. The highly-contested awards featured 70 shortlisted printing companies from across the UK, with six in the environmental category.
This is the third environmental award in less than a year for the family-run company, having been named the ‘Most Sustainable Medium Sized Business’ at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards, and ‘Green Company of the Year’ at the national Print, Design and Marketing Awards in London back in June.
Beth Mayman, St Austell Printing Company’s Operations Manager said: “We are honoured to have been recognised as the UK’s environmental printer of the year, especially against strong competition from across the country.
“When we built our new sustainable factory in 2013 we made a conscious decision that we wanted to embrace all elements of sustainability across our business. From generating our own green energy to recycling 100% of our paper waste; through to our commitment to producing all our core printing and finishing in-house; there are dozens of initiatives we have in place to enable us to ensure we are as sustainable and responsible as we can be.
“We’re very grateful to our loyal team of printing experts for their ongoing commitment to our sustainability goals. Much like our national Print, Design and Marketing Award earlier in the year, this award also helps to promote Cornwall on the national stage as a home for responsible and sustainable manufacturing.”
The panel of expert judges complimented St Austell Printing Company on their extraordinary commitment to sustainability and the wide range of projects in place, all collectively producing outstanding results.
The trophy was collected by SAPC’s Marketing and Communications Manager Matt Bunt, who said: “It was an honour to accept the award on behalf of the team. I’ve never worked at a company where a commitment to the environment is part of the Business’ DNA. It’s not just a ‘box-ticking’ exercise, it’s the right thing to do and chatting to other printing companies at the awards, we’re pleased that our story is inspiring others to take their commitment just as seriously.”
Peter Moody, SAPC’s Managing Director said: “Sustainability and the environment are at the heart of everything we do, so to be recognised nationally for our sustainability credentials is a real honour, especially against very strong competition.
“Print and paper are inherently sustainable industries and we are committed to promoting this. I am grateful to the entire SAPC team for their ongoing work and commitment to ensure that we are able to combine exceptional printing with sustainable ways of working.”