Glendining Signs Achieves Carbon Neutral Status

At Glendining Signs, we are leading the way in the signage industry with our sustainable practices, and eco-friendly principles. Recently, we achieved our Carbon Neutral Status, demonstrating our commitment to sustainable and environmental responsibilities.  

In this blog, we will delve into the steps towards becoming carbon-neutral and our vision for the future of sustainable signage.

What is Carbon Neutrality? 

Carbon neutrality refers to achieving a balance between the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and the amount removed. This is usually achieved by reducing carbon emissions wherever possible and offsetting unavoidable emissions by investing in projects that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or prevent its release. Such initiatives can include reforestation efforts, renewable energy projects, and investments in carbon capture and storage technologies.

Why Carbon Neutrality Matters

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our planet. Greenhouse gas emissions, primarily from burning fossil fuels, are a major contributor.

By becoming carbon neutral, Glendining Signs is taking a stand. We believe that businesses have a responsibility to be part of the ongoing solution. By reducing our carbon footprint, we're helping to mitigate the effects of climate change and create a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Furthermore, achieving carbon neutrality aligns perfectly with our core values as a sustainable signage company. It demonstrates our commitment to environmental stewardship and sets an example that other businesses can follow. This leadership role can inspire positive change throughout the signage industry and beyond.

Our Journey to Carbon Neutrality

Achieving carbon neutrality wasn't a quick fix. It took a dedicated effort across our entire team and company practises. Here are some key steps we implemented:

Sustainable Materials

At Glendining Signs, our commitment to a sustainable future is rooted in our continuation to ensure eco-friendly materials are used across all our signage. We replaced many of our sign materials with PVC-free alternatives without compromising on quality, recycling all sign material waste where possible, and allowing you to promote your message with minimal environmental impact.

One of our main changes was making our sign packs available in eco-friendly materials, such as bubble board. Bubble board is made from recyclable materials and offers a lightweight, efficient design that minimises material use.  Our best-selling Traffic Management Sign Pack is available in correx, making it the perfect eco-friendly choice. Similarly, our Compound Sign Pack is made using bubble board, a material that is created from recyclable materials, helping to divert waste from landfills and instead be used as an eco-friendly alternative.

It’s important to us that our customers know when choosing Glendining Signs, you're not only getting high-quality signage, but you’re also making a responsible choice for the environment. Browse our signage guide for more information.

Energy Efficiency

We upgraded our production facilities to reduce energy consumption. Through the adoption of new print technology utilising LED cold cure lamps and ambient temperature curing inks, we've reduced our energy consumption by up to 82% throughout our printing process.

Emissions Reduction

 We implemented strategies to mitigate emissions throughout our supply chain and production process. This included optimising transportation as well as having an efficient recycling and waste management programme.

Offsetting Carbon Footprint

We invested in a carbon offset scheme to fund the construction of a Hydroelectric Power Plant - a VERRA certified carbon standard scheme. Offsetting allows us to compensate for unavoidable emissions while we continue to implement sustainable practices and move towards a net-zero future. In January 2024, we offset around 200 tonnes of CO2 emissions as a company. That’s the equivalent of planting around 8,000 trees!

Combining Impactful Signage with Environmental Responsibility

At Glendining Signs, impactful signage goes hand-in-hand with environmental responsibility. We prioritise carbon neutrality because it matters for our planet, and for you, our valued customers.

We can all take a crucial step towards safeguarding the planet when prioritising carbon neutrality. It’s not just about doing our part for the environment, it’s also about offering you, our valued customers, a way to be a part of the solution. By choosing Glendining Signs, you can rest assured that your signage is not only effective but also environmentally responsible.

You don't have to compromise effectiveness for sustainability. By curbing carbon emissions and striving for neutrality, we can significantly reduce our collective carbon footprint and lessen the severity of climate-related impacts. In essence, carbon neutrality represents a critical step towards safeguarding the planet for future generations.

A Continued Commitment

Reaching carbon neutrality is a significant achievement, but it's just the beginning of our journey. At Glendining Signs, we remain dedicated to continuous improvement in our sustainability practices. We're constantly exploring new technologies and solutions to further minimise our environmental impact.

We invite you to join us on this journey. Explore our Carbon Neutral page to learn more about our journey. Shop our signage products today and contribute to a greener future.