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Where possible recycled materials are used or FSC paper from sustainable forests, as well as ECF (elemental chlorine free) paper, TCF (totally chlorine free) paper and vegetable-based printing inks. Any chemicals used in the process are approved substances and recycled through Environmental Agency licensed companies (J&G Environmental), in conformance with the 2005 Hazardous Waste Directive.
Wherever possible we add water to chemicals and aim to limit their use or eradicate them altogether. Our state-of-the-art machinery is designed to reduce chemical waste and energy consumption as part of a concerted effort on behalf of the company to maintain a code of environmental best practice.
DMJ Group is particularly proud to be one of the first companies in the UK to use new chemistry-free plates in our computer-toplate systems. These revolutionary plates require no processing after exposure and entirely eliminate the use of harmful developer. Additionally DMJ Group is one of just a few printers in the UK to have installed a PowerPerfector voltage optimisation unit in its main factory, reducing annual electrical consumption by up to 20%.
Our guiding principles of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are adopted wherever possible throughout the company. This has seen a dramatic reduction in packaging waste and an increase in what we recycle. Recycling of all our waste paper, board, plates and plastic is a prerequisite, as is the use of vegetable based inks whenever practical. In addition, all office paper, board, CDs, cans and plastic are recycled. We also encourage staff to utilise electronic document management where possible and to duplex all printed documents in order to reduce paper consumption.
As part of our responsibility to our employees and the community we live within, we adhere to a Health & Safety policy, a comprehensive set of risk assessments and COSSH files, all of which are regularly reviewed and updated. Protection of the environment in which we live and operate is part of our values and principles and we consider it to be sound business practice. Care for the environment is one of our key responsibilities and an important part of the way in which we do business. Wherever possible we source goods and services locally as part of our commitment to sustainable procurement. We assess the sustainability of companies within our supply chain prior to approval and favour suppliers on location and environmental best practice.
Our environmental statement and objectives are reviewed throughout the year with regular communication of our environmental performance to our employees and significant stakeholders.
Menu Printing Direct is proud to be one of the market leading printers in the UK, achieving a reputation for excellence since 1897.
At Menu Printing Direct, we are proud of our products and services and stand behind them. We want you to be 100% satisfied with your menu order.
Our driving ethos as a specialist menu printer is to guarantee three things to our customers: Quality, Service & Value.