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Our Environmental Policy

Environmental considerations are key in the Newman Thomson conscience, that’s why we’re both FSC® and ISO 14001 certified. Responsible and environmentally friendly printing is part of our ethos. Using vegetable-based inks and recycling nearly 100% of our paper waste means your clients can be confident that their print isn’t harming the planet.

What We Do?


In 2009 Newman Thomson Ltd proudly achieved our FSC® (Forestry Stewardship Council®) certification (FSC® C022819). FSC® is dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.

The Forestry Stewardship Council’s logo is used by companies and products to indicate that they have been produced and operate according to the FSC® criteria of responsible forestry management, using resources from fairly managed sources. Newman Thomson has earned a right to use this logo on its printed products through a focussed drive to use responsibly sourced FSC® paper stocks and chain of custody directives. FSC® certified print from Newman Thomson means that you can be confident that you are helping to protect the welfare of the world’s forests. See for further information.

You can view our FSC® information by clicking here.


Carbon Balanced Paper

Carbon Balanced Paper enables you to offset the unavoidable carbon emissions of your office paper and printed marketing communications.

Already one of the world’s truly responsible, sustainable, low carbon products, the average carbon impact of your paper can now be measured and offset through the work of World Land Trust.

Carbon Balanced Paper is achieved through the preservation of ecologically important standing forests, under real and imminent threat of clearance, locking in carbon that would otherwise be released and securing continued absorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Following the principles of REDD*, this is recognised as one of the most cost effective and fastest ways to arrest the rise of atmospheric CO2 and global warming effects.

When you choose Carbon Balanced Paper you can use a unique logo on your print run: an instant, high-visibility seal that demonstrates your commitment to reducing your carbon impact, and enhances your brand.

The logo is available in three colours – black, white and green – for use on any printed publication. Every logo features a unique reference number, specific to your publication, ensuring the highest possible validity and traceability.

Organisations using Carbon Balanced Paper can receive certificates confirming the carbon benefits and the area of land this has protected.

To find out more about Carbon Balanced Paper, click here.

*(REDD+) Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries


ISO 14001

This international standard formally acknowledges Newman Thomson’s dedication to implement and continually improve our environmental management system. The standard dictates that Newman Thomson not only conforms with all environmental laws and regulations but actively works to minimise the environmental impact of all current and future activities and processes, reduce energy use and promote environmentally considerate practices throughout it’s supplier chain. See for further information.



Newman Thomson’s mission is to minimise the paper waste arising from our printing processes. Working closely with J&G Environmental, Newman Thomson recycles nearly 100% of it’s paper waste and 100% of it’s metal waste. We also recycle all our packaging, our digital photosensitive drums, blanket cylinders, ink containers and cartridges. We even go so far as to have the crates and pallets on which our supplies are delivered recycled by a not-for-profit organisation which turns them into wood chippings for use in children’s playgrounds.


Eco-friendly Print

At Newman Thomson we want to go even further than offering a product which adheres to the highest demands of accrediting bodies. We also offer an extensive range of 50% recycled, 80% recycled and 100% recycled paper stocks. Just ask us what we can do for you, you’ll be surprised at how competitive we can keep our eco-friendly print media services.


Processless Plates

July 2019 saw us make the move to chemical free plate making using Kodak’s Sonora X system.

You can read more about this, and the benefits it brings in our blog here.