The tonnage of paper used in our catalogues and has again reduced year on year by 12% from 13,478 tonnes to 11,823 tonnes. All paper used for printing by all of our divisions is now manufactured at mills which have Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) chain of custody certification.
The Group are constantly seeking innovative ways to minimise the level of packaging used, whilst ensuring that products are received by our customers undamaged. We also actively seek out opportunities with suppliers to reduce packaging.
2013/14, we have seen a rise in the overall packaging levels consistent with the increased turnover and reflect the already low levels of packaging achieved by previous initiatives.