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.
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.
The latest trends in Circular Economy
Clare Taylor provides an update on what different countries around the world are doing in their governments to strive for a circular economy.
Sustainability Spotlight - environmental best practice advice for your business
Sustainability Spotlight is an ongoing feature that is presented at FESPA Global Print Expo which showcases a wide range of sustainable and environmentally responsible graphics and textile material samples.
Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
Laurel Brunner shares how the Science Based Targets Initiative aims to help businesses to develop their own climate change projects. Currently there are more than 4000 businesses who use the SBTi model. Laurel explains how the organisation can help these businesses reduce their Greenhouse Gas emissions.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Laurel Brunner discusses the Global Reporting Initiative which assists organisations and businesses manage reporting of their environmental impacts.
What are the most relevant certifications for printed apparel and fashion?
FESPA’s Head of Associations and Technical Lead speaks to John Murphy, Technical Director Europe at Hohenstein Group about OEKO TEX Standard 100 (Product Labelling) certification scheme and the Ecopassport certifications scheme. Both discuss the steps of implementation to take to become certified and the key risks if you businesses do not invest.
What is the first step printers should take when measuring carbon?
FESPA’s Head of Associations and Technical Lead speaks to Dominic Harris, Co-Founder at CarbonQuota who advises printers how to start their carbon calculation journey which consists of Scope 1 and Scope 2 and to create a plan for reduction through to 2030. Dominic also describes how all businesses have an obligation to de-carbonise to climate change and must be financially committed.
What are the key considerations when choosing more sustainable fabrics?
FESPA’s Head of Associations and Technical Lead speaks to Sam Taylor, Founder of The Good Factory about the key factors to consider when choosing sustainable fabrics. Sam describes available tools that make sourcing sustainable fabrics easier and how Life Cycle Assessments contribute to better fabric selection.