The tonnage of paper used in our catalogues and brochures has shown a reduction from 12,956 tonnes in 2015/16 to 12,827 tonnes in 2016/17, a reduction of 1%. All paper used for printing by our divisions is now manufactured at mills which have Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) chain of custody certification.
The Group is 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.
In the current year, we have once again 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.