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Granta’s Environmental Policy

The team at Granta works to alleviate pressure on the environment in the following ways:

Sustainable Packaging

  • We store and reuse the packaging we receive to minimise our consumption of new material.
  • We use 100% recyclable packaging when sending out products and we aim to eliminate single-use plastics wherever possible.
  • We minimise the amount of packaging we use per product.

In-office Practice

  • We use low-energy LED lighting and keep lights and other electronic appliances switched off whenever they are not in use to reduce electricity consumption.
  • We use recycled paper whenever possible and minimise the amount that we print.
  • We use eco-friendly cleaning products.
  • We strive to communicate digitally whenever this is feasible, reducing letters, invoices, and advertisements transmitted on paper.
  • We use local suppliers for office equipment to minimise transport and delivery.
  • We recycle old IT equipment.
  • All staff use sustainable travel options (walking, cycling, taking public transport) to commute to the office, and our work-from-home strategy minimises the amount of necessary travel.
  • Our cycle-to-work scheme encourages staff to commute by bicycle.
  • We use FSC-certified materials to produce our books.

Charity Books

  • We donate old and damaged books to charities and schools rather than recycling them.

External Relations

  • We work closely with companies that have their own established green policies:
    • CPI: prints our books.
      • Click here for further information on CPI’s sustainability practices.
    • Air Business ~ stores and supplies our magazine issues:
      • Click here to see their Sustainability Report.


Our Green Granta Books