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. According to our accounts we recycle 97% of all the waste generated in our production. During 2018 we have managed to decrease the total amount of waste by 10.6%.
  • 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 SVHC at 0.1% (w/w) according to the current REACH SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list and substances listed on REACH Annex XVII or Annex XIV as part of the formulations.
  • we follow up on CO2 emissions. To follow the impact of transportation on environment, we are involved in DHL GoGreen program. During the last year our deliveries have compensated for 221.74 t CO2 emissions. 
  • we evaluate our CO2 emissions. Since 2019 we are certified by ClimateCalc and entitled to determine CO2 emissions not only for our company, but also for specific graphic products. This way we offer our clients a possibility to compensate carbon footprint of their ordered products.
  • 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. From all materials we have used in 2018 (paper, grey board, cover materials) 46% were FSC certified and 6% were PEFC certified.
  • we visit our suppliers and subcontractors. We share information about latest environmental requirements and agenda in order to make sure our partners care for the environment as much as we do.
  • we instruct all our staff and monitor that our strict environmental guidelines are met.

Our goals for the future are:

  • to continue to improve waste management by improving product quality and reducing unnecessary overruns;
  • to continue looking for new, recyclable materials, such as biodegradable laminate, more eco-friendly plastic packaging and others;
  • to encourage our employees to think long-term by organising seminars, sharing information through our newsletter and having informative posters in our premises;
  • to continue assessing our material suppliers and sub-contractors.