A responsible business
Our approach with Folio Albums has always been to marry the craftsmanship of the past with the technology of today. To take what was great about historical processes and materials and bring it forward into the future – but without damaging our planet or its potential.
We believe we have a great responsibility to minimise our impact on the environment in whatever ways we can. So we continually review how we’re working and look for new ways to take as little from mother earth as possible, while giving as much back as we can.
Below are just some of the ways we do this:
- We’re powered by green electricity from Ecotricity, which is 100% from renewable sources.
- 95% of our office waste is recycled and our general waste contributes to generating green energy.
- Our PAS 2060 servers are certified as carbon neutral.
- Our workshop is heavily insulated, climate controlled and uses low-energy LED lighting throughout.
- We use 100% recycled stationery.
Environmentally conscious products
Our products are beautiful and are crafted to last a lifetime, but not at the expense of the environment and its delicate global ecosystem. All our materials come from sustainable sources and, wherever possible, they’re also 100% recycled.
We search far and wide to find suppliers who put as much effort as we do into protecting our world while going about their business. The bamboo we use, for example, is FSC approved and made using soy-based resin rather than formaldehyde. Our eco leather is produced at one of the UK’s last tanneries, which sources hides locally to limit shipping and operates a zero waste policy. And our vegan leather alternative contains no PVC, BPA or solvents and conforms to strict EU standards.
If you’d like to know the eco credentials for any of our products, please let us know – we’d be happy to share the details.
While we want our products to last for generations, we aim for our packaging to leave no trace. So we use recycled and recyclable materials as much as possible and severely limit the use of plastic.
Our main packaging supplier has a strong environmental ethos, which not only includes supplying 100% recycled cardboard. They use solar panels to generate their own electricity and have a state-of-the-art energy efficiency compressor and a waste extraction system that bales waste for resale.
We continue to search for other suppliers who can also help us reach our responsibility goals.
Limiting the effects of logistics
After much research, we chose DHL and DPD as our shipping partners. Largely due to their carbon-neutral approach and strong commitment to limiting their impact on the environment.
We also do our bit by combining orders wherever possible to reduce the number of shipments, and allow people to collect from us if they prefer.
Like any business, our work to protect the environment is never done and we’re always looking for new ways to improve and give back. If you have any approaches or eco suppliers to suggest, we’d love to hear about them.