Fuller Davies and Robert Norman Construction achieve Suffolk Carbon Charter ‘Gold’ status

Ned Harrison, green economy officer at Suffolk County Council, left, and Neil Stones, managing direc

Ned Harrison, green economy officer at Suffolk County Council, left, and Neil Stones, managing director at Fuller Davies, with the firm's Gold Suffolk Carbon Charter certificate. - Credit: Archant

Ipswich-based print firm Fuller Davies has received the 200th accreditation under the Suffolk County Council’s Suffolk Carbon Charter initiative.

Fuller Davies, which had already achieved a Silver rating under the scheme which recognises efforts by SMEs to reduce their carbon footprint, has now achieved Gold status.

The company provides litho and digital print and mail services to the adverting, publishing, manufacturing and retail industry sectors.

All of its products are printed with vegetable oil-based inks, it carbon balances every job in carries out and is accredited under the Forest Stewardship Council and ISO 14001 waste management schemes.

Neil Stones, Managing director, said: “We take our environmental concerns seriously and we have developed a sensible environmental policy to give our clients the confidence that they are dealing with a printer that cares.

“We strongly believe that we have a duty of care which goes beyond our legal responsibilities to take whatever sensible actions we can to produce print and distribute print in the most environmentally responsible way possible and to prevent pollution.”

Another recent recipient of a Gold rating under the Suffolk Carbon Charter programme is Framlingham-based Robert Norman Construction.

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The judges commented on company’s committed approach to addressing the energy efficiency of its operations and the way it strives to ensure the impact of the projects its undertakes is minimised where possible.

Robert Norman said of the award: “Ensuring our work has minimal impact on the environment has always been something we strive for in our operations and we are thrilled to have been recognised for the efforts we put into achieving this.

“We are committed using sustainable approaches where possible and try to influence our clients and partners to look at all the options available to them when it comes to designing and building their project.”

Sudbury-based Specflue, a supplier of renewable heat products and flue systems, has achieved Silver level accreditation under the scheme, having previously achieved Bronze status.

Phil Lowe, head of sales and marketing, said: “We were awarded a Bronze Carbon Charter Award three years ago and it is great to achieve Silver on what is our second attempt.

“We take active measures to reduce energy consumption at work, for example our vans now use Ecostart systems, and we’re pleased our efforts have been recognised.”