Anglia Print CarbonNeutral® company

“CarbonNeutral certification is part of our environmental action jigsaw. “It’s all too easy to say you’re doing something; we believe accreditations are needed to prove credible action.”

John Popley, Director, Anglia Print Ltd.

When John Popely, Director of Anglia Print Ltd, took over the family business in 2002, he decided to make the company as environmentally friendly as possible. Following an entire career in the print industry, he had built a clear awareness of the impacts of printing. 

In 2005, the company became “climate neutral” but, looking for a more rigorous audit, chose to undertake the assessment process to become a certified CarbonNeutral® company in 2011. “CarbonNeutral certification is part of our environmental action jigsaw,” said John. “It’s all too easy to say you’re doing something; we believe accreditations are needed to prove credible action.”

Since becoming CarbonNeutral certified, Anglia Print has been able to use the data collected for the assessment process for its other audits, including ISO14001 and the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). 

In recognition of the company’s pioneering achievements in the sector, which also include switching to 100% renewable energy and installing low energy lighting, Anglia Print received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2016 for sustainable development. Other initiatives include investing  in waterless printing presses, using FSC certified or recycled materials, and GM free non-soya vegetable oil based inks.