The CIEHF is keen to ensure that its environmental impact remains as small as possible. Details of the measures that we are taking to achieve this with regard to the publication and distribution of our magazine, The Ergonomist, are as follows:
Paper and printing
The Ergonomist’s printer, Gemini Print, is one of the leading eco-friendly printers in the UK. Gemini Print is one of a small number of FSC® and ISO 14001 certified eco printers in the UK that has invested time and capital in becoming a certified green printer; allowing Gemini Print to work under the ‘Green Printing Label’.
ISO 14001 is an international standard that specifies the actual requirements for an Environmental Management System. It applies to those environmental aspects over which the organisation has control and can be expected to have influence. The ISO 14001 environmental management standards exist to help organisations minimise how their operations negatively affect the environment and cause adverse changes to air, water or land.
All businesses within the Gemini Group have been registered for FSC®. The Group holds FSC® Certificate TT-C0C-002529 which confirms our dedication to using only paper from sustainable forests. The paper used for the production of The Ergonomist is sourced from a mill operating a certified environmental management system and holding third party audited chain of custody certification, with pulp originating from responsibly managed forests and controlled sources.
The polywrap used to distribute The Ergonomist is not biodegradable but no commercially practical alternative is currently marketed and paper envelopes are prohibitively expensive. However, we all want the least environmentally damaging form of magazine distribution possible, and to this end we check the market routinely to ensure that no newly introduced option is overlooked. Information on the recycling of polythene can be found here.