Green Manufacturing at Unibind
Unibind cares about the environment and the future health of the earth. As part of our commitment to eco-friendly “green manufacturing," Unibind has undertaken several eco-friendly initiatives to cut down on our carbon footprint and increase our use of recycled products.
In July 2011, Unibind Belgium built two wind turbines on the premises of its Puurs headquarters, in partnership with Eneco and its subsidiary, Air Energy.
The locally generated renewable electricity supports the entire Unibind manufacturing process and produces enough energy for 3,000 households, which it sends back to the energy grid as part of the partnership.
Recycling plays an important role in Unibind's production process. Waste management is an entirely separate process. The board for our hard covers and almost all other cardboard used in our production is also made from 100% recycled material.
Unibind acquired FSC certification (Forest Stewardship Council) for the hard cover books. The FSC label indicates that Unibind photobooks and our other hard cover books are produced, distributed and sold in a responsible manner which contributes to sustainable forest management.
Production facilities and offices will partially switch to green, renewable energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A solar panel project is also underway as another means to reduce emissions.