Labour and Environmental Policies
Paper constitutes 99% of materials used for Pepin Press’ products, the bulk of which is made in
Europe (Finland and The Netherlands). A smaller part of the paper we use is made in China. All paper used complies with FSC® standards and most also with PEFCTM standards. All printing facilities we use are FSC®-accredited and ISO-certified. We are currently verifying water treatment in the mills we use and we will publish an update once we have the results. We will only buy from mills that have a responsible water treatment program.
For the manufacture of printed goods other materials are universally used: adhesives, thread, binding
cloth, synthetic film, ink, varnish and lamination. We are currently examining the environmetal impact
of these materials and eliminating harmful elements.
The Pepin Press uses recycled carton for shipping boxes. Furthermore, we minimise carton disposal
by reusing cartons as much as possible. Disposed carton is submitted for recycling.
All factories that currently manufacture goods for The Pepin Press hold appropriate certificates in
testimony of good labour conditions and responsible environmental policies. Production sites are in The Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore and China. Factories in the latter 3 countries are Sedex/SMETA audited. More importantly, in our view: we extensively inspect all factories ourselves, verifying, among other things, the general working environment, labour conditions and waste disposal.
The Pepin Press works closely with its manufacturers and visits often take several working days, supervising production and following all steps in the production chain from the storage of our own
paper stocks, prepress, printing, binding and packing. We are confident that no child labour nor any form of forced labour is being used in any factory producing Pepin Press’ products.
Transport and Warehousing
The Pepin Press’ principal road transport and warehousing partner in the EU is a pioneer in sustainable logistics with dozens of trucks running on LNG, which is currently the least polluting viable energy source for heavy, long-distance road transport. In the near future we expect to use more and more
electric transport for short and medium distance transport.
The Pepin Press collects and keeps up to date documentation with regard to manufactiring and labour
standards. Certificates and audit reports currently held include FSC®, PEFCTM, EU Ecolabel, ISO 9001,
ISO 14001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001, SGS , and Sedex Ethical Trade.
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