Our Environmental Responsibility

Pioneering Sustainable Manufacturing and Large Format Printing

EVM is committed to taking meaningful action to address climate change.

We are developing our approach to manufacturing and large format printing to help minimise the impact our products and services have on the planet.

EVM has placed sustainability at the forefront of its core values, since 2011 when we were ISO 14001 (Environmental) accredited. Since then, we’ve been helping our clients better understand the impact our services have on the environment, and offer tried and tested solutions to reduce their carbon footprint by ensuring we are significantly reducing the carbon produced in our operation to as low a level as humanly possible.

We’re Tackling Waste

Our manufacturing processes are evolving into a more sustainable approach to everything we do. By combining innovative new methodologies, sustainable materials and environmentally friendly printing inks we have been able to introduce a strict waste policy to ensure that the materials we use can always be re-cycled or re-used, and never find its way into landfill.

We are determined to embrace a circular approach to managing waste and are well on our way to becoming Zero Waste champions with the support of Glasgow’s Circular Economy Network.

The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) are also working closely with us, to streamline our waste output and help us become as environmentally efficient as we can be with the materials we use. We are building strong and resilient relationships with responsible suppliers who are bringing sustainable materials to our attention and helping us cut the amount of non-recyclable materials we work with in our factory, replacing them with sustainable alternatives without impacting the high-quality products our clients expect from us.

Investing In a More Sustainable Future

We have teamed up with Zero Waste Scotland to improve our facilities and undertaken a full energy resource audit of our operation to identify ways we can dramatically reduce our carbon emissions. Since then, we’ve installed new LED lighting throughout our facilities, cutting carbon emissions by 25%. We’ve replaced all doors and windows in our factory, reducing our energy consumption by a further 30%. Soon, our offices will be powered by solar panels, our wood waste turned into energy to heat our workshops, and our entire vehicle fleet will be electric.

We have invested in best-in-class LED printing technology with the EFI VUTEK 32H industrial printing press, recognised as being the most environmentally sustainable large format press in the world. Using innovative LED light to cure our printing inks rather than high energy UV light sources has enabled us to reduce our energy consumption by 87% and enabled us to offer our clients a wider range of printable substrates, which would ordinarily warp under the intense heat generated by UV lamps. What’s more our printing inks contain no longer contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) – which are harmful to humans, and a known carcinogenic.

Our Pledge

The climate change emergency is a defining crisis for all mankind. We believe that we are responsible in ensuring our business activities do not contribute to the existential challenge facing our planet. EVM will continue to develop, improve, learn, and innovate towards our goal in becoming one of the most responsible and sustainable manufacturing and large format print providers in our industry.

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