Antalis has taken steps to update its carbon offset schemes to ensure that it can serve the needs of interested customers and help them achieve their environmental ambitions. The company has announced that all material purchased from across its papers, packaging and visual communications ranges can now be carbon offset, with some paper ranges already supplied as fully carbon balanced.
Working together with partners from Forest Carbon and World Land Trust, Antalis is able to calculate the kilograms of carbon emissions it takes to procure any material type including plastics, aluminium composite material and nylon. These carbon credits can be purchased by customers to support the creation of new UK woodlands (via Forest Carbon and the Antalis Woodlands) or to preserve global forests (via Forest Carbon in South America; or a World Land Trust project in Vietnam). Customers also have the choice to support a blend of all three options.
Forest Carbon leads the way in voluntary carbon woodland creation in the UK and abroad. Since 2006 it has planted more than eight million trees in the UK, and a further 2.5 million overseas, equating to the removal of over 2.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In collaboration with World Land Trust, through the Carbon Balanced Paper scheme, Antalis is enabling its customers to balance the unavoidable carbon emissions of paper-based products. The money raised supports World Land Trust projects in Vietnam, one of the most biologically diverse countries on Earth. World Land Trust has enabled approximately 169,000 tonnes of carbon emissions to be absorbed every year, whilst also protecting 41 threatened, endangered and critically endangered wildlife species.