Ethical accolade for print firm

A SUFFOLK print firm has become one of the first to be listed in a new ethical business accreditation scheme.

A SUFFOLK print firm has become one of the first to be listed in a new ethical business accreditation scheme.

Anglia Printing Services, based at Beccles, was among the first 23 companies listed on the SEEcompanies website, which is aimed at building public trust in socially and environmentally responsible business.

The scheme accredits companies rather than individual products and publishes the questions asked and responses given.

To become a SEE company, a business must answer 35 questions developed by SEE Potential, and leading SEE authorities including ActionAid, Christian Aid, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, Tax Justice Network, World Land Trust and Survival International.

Michael Solomon, founder and managing direct of SEE Potential said: “It has taken five years of solid development work and the collaboration of major NGOs like ActionAid for us to get to the point where we can finally begin to publish the first list of SEE accredited companies.

“From now on, both the public and the business community can have the confidence in having access to the first fully transparent social, environmental and ethical business accreditation process which is so open to public scrutiny.”

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John Popely, a partner at Anglia Printing Services, said: “The process of becoming a SEE company and attaining SEE company accreditation is great for our business.

“We have always had an open house policy so people can come and see what we do at any time without prior notice. Now people can view and judge us online with the confidence that what we way is open and transparent.”