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Energy Tree With the issue of climate change demanding urgent attention, we have ourselves some ambitious, but economically feasible, carbon reduction targets. Our ultimate goal is to be carbon neutral. To help us realise this goal, we joined forces with the Environmental Protection Authority and the Australian Industry Group to come up with a carbon management strategy. Additional carbon emissions reporting and reductions will continue under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme and Climate Change Action Fund. We are also proud members of Grow Me The Money, an initiative to achieve business sustainability. Recent changes to our computer-to-plate process means we are now saving 1,665kW of power per week.

Water Tree To play our part in easing the water crisis, we have installed a recycling system for all water that runs through our plate room, as well as tanks to collect rainwater from the plant roof. Together, these measures have reduced our annual consumption of drinking water by 70 per cent. In recognition of these achievements, McPherson’s Printing Group was awarded the Smart Water Management Award at the 2009 Powercor Central Goldfields Business Awards.

Waste Tree We recycle all our photography products, aluminium printing plates, rubber blankets, paper, paper dust, plastics and timber. Timber pallets are on a reuse system with very few going to waste. And we are enthusiastic participants in the Victorian Government’s Waste Wise program.

Responsible choices Tree We work closely with our customers, suppliers and sub-contractors to help them find greener alternatives for their own businesses. We can recommend papers from well managed forests (certified by the Forest Stewardship Council ® FSC-C001695 and Program for Endorsement of Forestry Certification ™ PEFC/21-31-16), non-toxic vegetable-based inks and the most economical design options to reduce waste.