Sustainability Spotlight offers informative and actionable advice around environmental best practice to allow businesses to make more sustainable and environmentally friendly choices for their business. FESPA speaks to industry experts about sustainability where you can discover business opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle materials and improve your knowledge.
Is ESG relevant to small businesses?
Clare Taylor describes what ESG is (environmental, social and corporate) and whether it is relevant for small businesses and the reporting schemes associated.
The business opportunity of more sustainable textiles
Giorgio Volpi, Head of Marketing at Berger Textiles discusses the various opportunities for businesses regarding sustainable textiles.
Sustainable success with interior display print applications
While the interior print market has been a growth area for several years, those in this sector are now seeing an increase in demand for sustainable work. Rob Fletcher takes a look at some recent examples of planet friendly applications and analyses the materials used in these projects.
FESPA Print Census: rising sustainability demands
Laurel Brunner discusses the importance of Sustainability in the FESPA Print Census. Respondents were all in agreement that there is a rise in sustainability demands. The FESPA Print Census provides a detail account of the latest industry trends for FESPA members.
Understanding Sustainability: Navigating Legislation, Logos, and Accreditations
The subject of Sustainability can be challenging to navigate and understand particularly regarding legislation, logos and accreditations. Steve Lister emphasizes that legislation as a compliance will be crucial this year in 2024.
The challenge in large format printing: cheap vs sustainable products
Sonja Angerer shares how print buyers want to buy cheap but sustainable products without the additional cost. Is this really true and what does this mean for the future of large format printing?
Xeikon and Sappi collaboration
Sappi, the world’s leading maker of flexible packaging papers and Xeikon, the top webfed digital press developer and manufacturer, are working together on a new packaging product. The paper-based material and colorant is expected to save resources while ensuring high print image quality, recyclability and food safety.
12 steps to create your sustainable web-to-print business
FESPA's Head of Associations & Technical Lead shares an insightful step by step guide on how to start a sustainable web-to-print business. This offers a lucrative opportunity for printers and provides personalised solutions in a sustainable way.
The use of mercury lamps on the decrease
Laurel Brunner shares the ongoing trend of mercury lamps being less and less used across the printing industry. Governments and bodies around the world are now banning the use of mercury in products by the end of 2025.
Standards and certifications are important
Laurel Brunner discusses the importance of quality control and production excellence are important factors to consider for the profit in modern print production. Growing numbers of manufacturers are setting up are creating their own standards and certification programmes.
Points of sustainability progress
Laurel Brunner shares progress that has been made in sustainability across the print sector with a particular look at ISO standards and recycling.
Insite Graphics achieves Tier 5 ESSA Sustainability Accreditation due to sustainable initiatives
Insite Graphics are the go-to industry experts in business event signage and graphics. Here, they share the business’ sustainable initiatives that have helped them gain Tier 5 ESSA Sustainability Accreditation. By sharing these initiatives, they hope they can offer other businesses inspiration to take their first step towards making their own businesses more sustainable.
Sustainability certifications on the rise
Laurel Brunner discusses how more printers and manufacturers are seeking sustainability certifications and how having certifications shows that a business has undergone some soft of accountability process.
How to make effective sustainable changes for your business
FESPA has created Sustainability Spotlight to offer informative and actionable advice around environmental best practice to allow businesses to make more sustainable and environmentally friendly choices for their business. This article offers various guidelines for businesses to help them make sustainable business changes, access the full guidelines below.
How meaningful are goals for reducing environmental impact?
Laurel Brunner discusses the importance of resource management and improved process control for businesses who are interested in sustainability initiatives.
Certification Schemes, Energy Reduction and Brands
Sustainability is crucial for every business to take into account, particularly the certification schemes available, the importance of energy reduction and the significance of understanding your business's supply chains.
Circular Economy, Sustainable Materials and Carbon FootPrinting
Sustainability is a journey for all businesses and it is important for businesses to take into use sustainable materials, be aware of the UN SDGs, aim to become more circular and to ensure their business is carbon footprinting.
Are digital press manufacturers doing their customers a disservice?
Laurl Brunner discusses how some digital press manufacturers currently have sustainability policies, however too few of them have had proper sustainability conversations with their customers.