Designs, the environment and sustainable signage
The environment, global warming and pollution has been a massive part of the news over recent years. For ourselves here at Designs reducing the impact our business has on the environment has been a huge part of our strategy since day one.
Managing Director, Rob Daysley knew when starting Designs 27 years ago that traditionally our industry was a large user of plastics and tended to produce large amounts of waste and harmful emissions. Rob's business plan and strategy for growth has always included policies and good working practices to become as environmentally friendly as possible.
We review our operating procedures and production methods regularly to ensure we are leading, not following the industry, as we set new standards in sustainable signage manufacturing. We actively encourage our suppliers and staff to do the same.
For a chat on how we can help you introduce environmentally sustainable signage solutions call us on 01482 787713 or email us
At Designs Signage Solutions, we believe actions speak louder than words, over the years since our formation we have invested heavily in environmentally friendly technology and equipment, recycling our waste, whilst also moving to new, energy efficient premises.
As our business grew, so did our impact on the environment, energy consumption, waste materials, fuel consumption and emissions of our vehicles all increased. We have taken the following steps to he mitigate our impact on the environment:
- The power of the Sun - Seven years ago we installed 124 solar roof panels to help reduce our energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
- Recycle not landfill - We have always recycled wherever possible. All of our paper and card is bailed in-house and collected for recycling. We also supply local schools and craft shops with any offcuts of material. Any remaining waste is managed by local waste experts.
- We love latex - Years ago we moved away from large format printers requiring solvent based inks, these needed to be vented externally to keep fumes away from operators. Our printers use the latest HP Latex digital print technology which uses water-based inks. This means no nasty fumes or hazardous waste to dispose of.
- Hybrid Electric - Our contract managers run hybrid vehicles, that can be charged on-site via our car charging station....which itself is powered by our solar roof panels. As soon as the range on electric vans becomes practical for our nationwide coverage you can be certain we'll invest in those too.
Our commitment to working more environmentally friendly and efficiently will help us grow our business and reassures our customers that we take our obligations and responsibilities seriously.