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Preserve & protect

Discussions about how to better protect the natural environment have moved higher up the public agenda in recent years, but this issue has long been on Banner’s radar. From single use plastic to greenhouse gas emissions, more people than ever understand the importance of protecting the environment, and we continue to play our part.

At Banner we believe it is in everyone’s interests - our customers, our employees and the global community’s - to dedicate our time to finding ways to ensure a more positive environmental impact. It’s the right thing to do. Being protective of our natural environment will help our customers to succeed, deliver better quality workplaces for our people and support our wider communities.

Our aims: By 2022

To maintain zero waste to landfill across

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Reduce the consumption of single-use plastic by a further 10%

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To reduce electricity and
gas consumption by 30%

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To reduce water
consumption by 10%

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To reduce waste
by 20% by 2022

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To increase biodiversity
at our sites

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To reduce greenhouse
gas production by 20%

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Our environment
Preserve & protect: What we’re doing
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As part of our aim to reduce single-use plastics by 30% before 2020, Banner has introduced eco-friendly packages throughout its warehouses. The new packaging fill of recycled cardboard is used for small pick parcels, of which we deliver 6,000 a week.

By recycling our used or damaged cardboard boxes into shock absorbent netted material, we are currently shredding and recycling over 360 tonnes of cardboard per year, equivalent to the weight of around 72 Asian elephants.

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Zero waste to Landfill
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All our warehouses sites across the UK are zero waste to landfill, which means all our waste is recycled. We drive down our overall waste by providing recycling facilities across all our site, this includes recycling all our broken pallets through a dedicated supplier. We’re identifying the current waste disposal routes, communicating them to everyone internally and encouraging innovation to design waste out of our system.

We also work with our customers to find innovative ways to reduce waste, such as our battery, toner and furniture recycle services.

As part of our ongoing commitment we regularly donate surplus stock to our local communities. Most recently we have provided easy access to improved hand hygiene through a donation of sanitiser to support those most in need.

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Sustainable Shopping made easier with Banner's 'Green Choice' symbol

In today's world, moving to more sustainable product choices is a key focus for many businesses. But actually identifying the best and most sustainable products can be tricky. 

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At Banner, we’ve been offering a great selection of sustainable products for many years throughout our catalogues and online offering. But the 2021 launch of our ‘Green Choice’ symbol makes the selection of sustainable products much quicker and easier for you.

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Respectful

Would you like to achieve high print quality and sustainability in one simple move?

Meet our exclusive new range of Respectful toner cartridges.

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Delivering a guaranteed high standard of print, cost-saving and excellent environmental performance, Respectful is the new Banner range that replaces our laser cartridge products.

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Our top 5 eco-friendly products for your next marketing campaign
At Banner, we have introduced a new range of environmentally responsible and ethically sourced promotional merchandise from Green and Good™. The Green and Good™ range is produced from recycled, biodegradable, sustainable, organic or Fairtrade materials. Go Green wooden sign with a forest background

 

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Plastic Packaging Tape
We’ve replaced traditional plastic packaging tape with 100% recyclable and biodegradable gummed paper tape, which is also faster to apply and gives a more consistent result. Eliminating 450,000 metres of plastic packaging tape from parcels.  Toilet paper

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Reducing wastage

Reduced wasting

We’ve reduced our cardboard wastage by utilising a wider range of different sized packaging cartons as they no longer need to be cut down because there’s a suitable size for most orders. 

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Bio Diversity Garden
By 2022, Banner aims to increase biodiversity across all of our sites.  One step to meet this objective has been to open our first biodiversity garden at our Normanton site in Yorkshire. The new biodiversity garden includes bird boxes, wildlife feeding stations and has been completed with a Bee hotel, all of which help to support the local wildlife. eco-garden1

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Supporting the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to meet Greening Government Commitments

DVLA-2 (002)The DVLA, is dedicated to be purchasing more sustainable and efficient products that assist towards their Greening Government Commitments (GGC).

When the DVLA approached Banner to support them to source and provide a plastic free envelope, Banner had the expertise and experience to provide a solution.  

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Banner Awarded 5* Certified HP Sustainable Impact Partner Accreditation

Banner 5 star-1We are proud and honoured to be awarded the 5* HP Sustainability Impact Partner Accreditation.

This award recognises our achievement in successfully implementing HP's Sustainable Impact Partner Programme across the company and our customer base.

The HP Sustainability programme aims to create long-lasting, positive change by protecting the planet, supporting the people and strengthening the communities where we live, work and do business. 

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Environmental & Sustainable Benefits

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Banner has helped one of our customers with an exclusive tool, Green OPTIMISA, where we were able to analyse all of the metrics behind their account to produce an optimised model, making the service more environmentally effective; lowering the CO2, fuel, paper, water and electricity used to deliver the goods.

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The social value... of a water bottle

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Since 2010 ‘chilly’ bottles have been donated by Banner to Great Places, this is a great opportunity to provide some insight on how a simple water bottle, has great social value. As well as being better for the environment than classic plastic bottles.

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Reduced Carbon Emissions

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Bulk ordering our packaging cartons will help to improve Banner's carbon footprint by cutting transport emissions. We’ve changed our daily delivery of 5 pallets of packaging cartons to a bulk delivery once every 2 weeks. The outcome is greater efficiency, less CO2 and reduced fuel used across fewer deliveries. 

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We've Saved 10 Tonnes of Plastic from our Packaging of Paper

We’ve removed all plastic from the packaging and reduced damage rates, which results in less returns and paper wastage – that’s what we call a win win!

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Truline Trucks
Investing in our delivery fleet is an ongoing focus. During 2019 we began the process of replacing our entire vehicle fleet with the latest fuel and emission efficient diesel engines. The expectation is that these vehicles will deliver up to a 7% improvement in mpg. Truline trucks x 3

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Saving water

We have plans to install water usage efficiency measures wherever possible in our operation. We’ll introduce water meters and run education campaigns to reduce water usage. Additionally, we have set ourselves a challenge to reduce dependency on potable water for our toilets and gardens.

Lighting

Energy efficiency measures, such as LED lighting, have been introduced and other low energy devices are also being rolled out across our workplace.

Certification

Achieving the industry standard certificate, ISO 14001, demonstrates our commitment to designing and implementing an effective environmental system.