Environment

Environment statement

John Brown is committed to sustainable and environmentally responsible business practices. Our Environment Statement sets out the tenets of our paper procurement policies, supplier selection criteria, paper accreditations and our carbon offset. Please download our environment statement here: Environment Statement



Energy management policy

John Brown is committed to minimizing energy and water consumption and ensuring that our activities have the lowest possible environmental impact. In 2007, after an audit from the Carbon Trust, we implemented a series of measures that have successfully reduced our energy consumption by 14 per cent over a five-year period. Further details of our energy management policy can be found here: Energy Management Policy

FSC® certification

John Brown has held Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) www.fsc.org/ certification since 2007. The FSC® promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forests. Papers that carry the chain-of-custody certification have a measurable supply chain that can accurately trace the timber used back to source and ensure that the forests are being sustainably managed. Our certification certificate can be viewed here: FSC® certification



PEFC certification

John Brown has held Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) http://www.pefc.co.uk/ certification since 2007. PEFC is the world’s largest forest certification organisation, with two thirds of the world’s certified forest managed in compliance with PEFC’s Sustainability Benchmark. PEFC certification offers the widest supply of certified timber globally. PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. Thanks to its eco-label, consumers are able to identify paper products from sustainably managed forests. Our certification certificate can be viewed here: PEFC certification

Carbon offsetting programme

Each year John Brown offsets the carbon emissions of its UK and South African businesses by purchasing Forest Credits from the Rainforest Concern charity www.rainforestconcern.org/projects/ecuador/ The donation is used to help protect and extend the Choco-Andean rainforest corridor in northwest Ecuador. Our carbon offset certificate can be viewed here: Carbon offsetting programme - London and Carbon offsetting programme - South Africa