Environment

Being a socially responsible company, Livonia Print has always focused on environmental issues and invested a great deal of work, time and finances in sustainability. Our environmental policy is based on Nordic Ecolabel and EU Ecolabel criteria.

At Livonia Print:

  • we improve our waste management. During 2017 we have managed to increase recycled waste amount to almost 97% and the amount of unsorted waste according to ratio has been decreased to 3%.
  • we reduce energy consumption. During 2017 109 fluorescent bulbs were replaced with LED bulbs which resulted in saved energy consumption 8938 kWh per year. LED bulbs are almost 2,5 more efficient than the old fluorescent bulbs.
  • we use environmentally friendly materials. About 90% of our chemicals are approved by Nordic Ecolabel, and about 80% of our chemicals are in compliance with EU Ecolabel criteria.
    We have set strict requirements for our material suppliers. Before including any new material in our production stock, all material complience with REACH regulation is checked. We make sure that none of the materials contain any SCHC at 0.1% (w/w) according to the current REACH SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list.
  • we follow up on CO2 emissions. To follow theimpact of transportation on environment, we are involved in DHL GoGreen program. During the last year our deliveries have compensated for 227.55 t CO2 emissions. 
  • we invest in the most modern equipment. Our new printing presses use less energy, less paper for make-ready, have automatic pumping systems, waste less ink and washing agents.
  • we use a lot of FSC certified paper to produce our books, in this way we ensure that the forests used in paper production are managed in a sustainable way.
  • we instruct all our staff and monitor that our strict environmental guidelines are met.

Our goals for the future are:

  • to qualify for Carbon footprint certificate.
  • to continue to improve waste management: