Major environmental award for Cambrian Printers. Cambrian Printers has secured what can be claimed as the highest industry specific accolade for their commitment to the environment. During a glittering award ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel Cambrian Printers was announced as the Print Week Environmental Company of the Year 2007.
Presented with the award by Christian Knapp Managing Director of KBA UK and comedian Jon Culshaw, was Carrick Wilkie, Sales Development Director who commented, “This is the greatest accolade we've ever received and a pinnacle in the Company's history. We take great pride in our work and the awards we've secured in the past; however this is the one award we've always aspired to win and sets us apart as leaders in our industry.”
Dubbed the Oscars of the printing world, this was the first time for Cambrian to enter the Awards. The judges' commentary referred to their success as being unsurprising considering the company's wealth of accreditations and awards, “Cambrian Printers jumps straight to the head of the line this year, picking up the environmental gong on its first attempt. Those in the know will not be surprised however, as this family-owned printer has been at the forefront of all things green for many years, as attested to by its raft of accreditations and awards”.
“We're delighted,” commented Robert Read, Company Chairman and Managing Director of Cambrian. “This is a huge award for us which really puts us at the forefront of our industry. We've taken major steps to improve our performance as a business and have considered the environment as a core part of this long term strategy. We've made savings in terms of technology and equipment, making sure we reuse and recycle where possible. We've also been creative for example introducing an interest free loan to staff for bikes as a carbon neutral way to travel to and from work and introducing a wormery to cope with our canteen waste!”
Another innovative move by the Company is their recent decision to print all standard work on FSC certified paper. Usually commanding a premium and only used when specified by the customer, paper certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) is considered the environmentally sound choice for printing. The move by Cambrian therefore demonstrates a firm commitment to minimising their own and their client's environmental impact.
“Receiving such an award is the best recommendation we could ever receive and I consider this accolade to be the greatest amongst the Print Week Awards. We currently print a range of publications on behalf of clients who consider our commitment to the environment and sustainability as one of the main reasons for doing business with us. This award just proves we're the leaders on a UK scale and is a fantastic boost to our team.”
Cambrian Printers were recently appointed as one of the six chosen printing companies for the Environment Agency – a clear demonstration of their ability to print materials in an environmentally sensitive manner.
Cambrian Printers currently hold ISO14001, ISO9001, Green Dragon Level 5, PEFC and FSC chain of custody certification. Other awards recently won by Cambrian Printers include Print & Paper Monthly People in Print Awards 2007 – Editor's Environmental Award; National Recycling Awards 2006 – Best Industry Recycling Initiative; Green Apple Environmental Awards 2006 and 2007; Ceredigion Business Awards 2006 – Best Large SME.