At Impact Digital, we are committed to combating climate change. While we maximise visual impact with our high quality printing, we reduce any environmental impact through a range of initiatives.
Impact Digital is 100% carbon neutral
Each year we assess our emissions and proudly offset 100% via the purchase of carbon credits from biodiverse, native forest plantings in Australia alongside other recognised abatement projects, sourced from Greenfleet.
Many businesses claim to be 'green'. At Impact Digital, we outsource our carbon footprint assessment to ensure it is as rigorous as possible. Our most recent assessment was conducted in accordance with the GHG Protocol, under the guidance of specialist carbon assessor, Pangolin Associates Pty Ltd.
Energy efficient lighting
Our energy efficient lighting system uses 40W Robus LED panel lights. LED is extremely energy efficient and consumes up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs. Since LEDs use only a fraction of the energy of an incandescent light bulb there is a dramatic decrease in power costs. Also, money and energy is saved in maintenance and replacement costs due to the long LED lifespan.
Waterless printing presses
While printing has historically been a leading industrial consumer of water, our digital presses are waterless. At Impact Digital, we estimate our presses save around 12,000 litres of water per year.
No toxic waste
Not only do we save water, we also reduce toxic waste. Printing at Impact Digital does not employ many of the harsh, volatile chemicals found in traditional offset printing.
Solar energy and solar hot water
Solar panels have been installed (16.52kW System) which produced 21,634.73 kWh of energy in the 2016/17 financial year. Entered into an agreement with Greenfleet to offset our carbon footprint to zero by planting trees in the Australian Wheatbelt.
We keep our premises cool through our free cooling system which uses an ambient and return air thermostat to control the operation of return, fresh and spill air dampers. When conditions permit, the refrigerated cooling is locked out and cool fresh air is drawn into the building to satisfy cooling demands. This means that, with Melbourne’s weather, we can cool our press room for 90 days per year without using any air-conditioning.
Carbon neutral papers
By purchasing carbon neutral papers, Impact Digital avoided emissions of 184.0 tonnes of Co2-e in 2016/17. Check out our paper stock list for a full list of our carbon neutral papers.
Proud FSC® paper supplier
If your job requires FSC® accreditation, talk to Impact Digital about our range of environmental stocks.
Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC®) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.
The FSC® label provides credible link between responsible production and consumption, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit the people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.
How can you further reduce your environmental impact?
Just by choosing to work with Impact Digital, you are making an environmentally friendly decision. You can also further reduce your environmental impact by selecting carbon neutral and recycled paper stocks where possible, by choosing road freight instead of air freight for interstate deliveries and by choosing Impact Digital for Melbourne deliveries rather than external couriers.