Sustainable achievements and goals ecologically and socially at Graphius
Certification & Reporting
Graphius has been an FSC® certified printing company (FSC-C014767) for many years and is part of the Imprim’Vert initiative in France. We also print on paper with other environmental labels.
Graphius reports annually in its own sustainability report on the state of affairs, the achievements and the challenges in sustainable entrepreneurship within and around the company.
A specialist environmental coordinator closely monitors the evolutions of our environmental programme and, together with Graphius, sets our targets.
Within the framework of The Shift, Graphius is working intensively on two UN Sustainable Development Goals, the global guideline for sustainability by 2030.
Efficient energy consumption is an important focus for Graphius. We had an energy audit carried out by the City of Ghent and Emaze.
In 2019, Graphius invested more than 900,000 euros in solar panels, which account for 25% of its energy consumption.
PAPER & INK
We closely monitor the purchase and consumption of paper and our production is carried out with as little paper waste as possible. Our goal is to reduce paper waste by 6% year on year.
TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS
Graphius strives to deliver its printed matter efficiently and to avoid unnecessary emissions. We also have our own transport service. Our fleet meets the ECO 5 standards.
We collect rainwater for sanitary use. The water that we use and is polluted, is collected by Sita. The water that is not polluted, disappears through the sewer system.
Graphius aims to produce 1% of our orders in a CO2-neutral way by 2018. We have the same target for the packaging of printed matter under starch-based biofoil.
People at Graphius
Due to the aging of the graphics sector, young people are important for the future of our company. We take this into account when recruiting new employees.
WORKING AT GRAPHIUS
Since 2016, we have been planning annual performance reviews with all employees. In addition, Graphius wants to encourage its employees to choose a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Graphius offers a flexible and generous cycling policy for all its employees. So that our employees are rewarded for their contribution to a better climate.
As a family business, Graphius has historical ties with Oostakker (Ghent). The site of today’s Graphius has grown strongly in recent years and is surrounded by a residential area.
Graphius sees social involvement as more than just attention and care for people, internally and externally. We must also (dare to) take steps to raise awareness among consumers and suppliers.