KGK Genix has achieved carbon neutral status.
Working with carbon emission offsetting specialist Carbon Footprint, KGK Genix was assessed from 1 April - 31 March 2021, and planted 138 trees to offset 138 tons of CO2e emissions generated from building energy, company cars, van travel, commuting, public transport and homeworking.
KGK Genix has also made significant changes in its office and machinery areas by changing lights to LED panels along with using LED curing, water-based inks in their print processes, upgrading company cars to electric models and reducing movements between premises. It has also researched and developed a range of sustainable material alternatives to those traditionally used.
“We’re really proud to have been granted carbon neutral status - it means a lot to the business, the team and of course our clients,” said Graham Pitts, operations director at KGK Genix.
“We will continue to make changes to our business and processes to be more sustainable, just like our overall aim to have a number of ‘green’ alternatives for every single material that we currently offer. We really feel that by achieving carbon neutral status we have taken another important step towards a much greener future for our industry.”
KGK Genix - the result of a merger between KGK and Genix - employs over 90 people, based at sites in central London, Hertfordshire, and Essex. It received its carbon neutral certificate from Carbon Footprint on 8 July 2021.