ARC-UK Technologies and Landsec, one of the UK’s largest property and investment company, today announced a strategic partnership. Through the collaboration, the companies will work together on opportunities to help reduce carbon emissions, helping to support local council’s carbon neutral strategies.
ARC-UK Technologies, a leading provider of digital print and document imaging, secured the partnership as a result of achieving carbon neutral production status, improving cost efficiency and further developing both their own and Landsec’s environmental social governance. The partnership will see them provide a range of print and display services across Landsec’s retail destinations, including vinyl displays.
The company, among the first UK print companies to become carbon neutral, plans to support local communities’ net carbon zero ambitions by offering neutral print production at Landsec’s major s retail destinations in Leeds, Dartford, London, Somerset, Hertfordshire, Portsmouth, Oxford, Cardiff, Essex and West Yorkshire.
The two companies have agreed to explore ways in which ARC-UK Technologies’ printing capabilities, skills and knowledge can help support Landsec’s’ industry-leading sustainability strategy with print and document solutions.
ARC-UK Technologies, the UK arm of global print giant ARC Document Solutions, last year became one of the first print businesses in Kent to work towards having a carbon-neutral headquarters with a newly built 30,000 sq ft facility, helping to kickstart Kent County Council’s plans to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Darren Moorhouse, Head of Sales UK & Europe for ARC UK-Technologies, said: “It is our aim to ensure that reducing carbon footprints and cutting emissions in line with local communities’ targets is a cornerstone of our business. We believe strongly in helping our environment and our carbon neutral production sets a precedent for the industry as we become one of the first printing companies to offer this. Our partnership with Landsec further supports these plans and we look forward to working together to help tackle the UK’s carbon footprint.”
The UK print leaders are now working towards their next milestone of switching to 100 % renewable energy to power their headquarters in Dartford by the 24th of June, helping to reduce carbon emissions.
Pablo Sueiras, Head of Retail Asset Management at Landsec, said: “We create sustainable places, ensuring that we reduce the environmental impact of our destinations at every turn. By partnering with our with customers, guests and our supply chain we believe that our spaces can generate value for people and the planet. We’re looking at how we can make every element of our business more sustainable and working with ARC-UK Technologies has allowed us to make a tangible step in reducing our environmental impact across our retail destinations.”
Working with carbon footprint experts Carbon Quota, ARC-UK Technologies, which employs more than 60 people in the UK, can offset any print-related carbon emissions for their clients to manufacture a completely carbon neutral product. This was a driving factor in the formation of the Landsec partnership, which focussed heavily on protecting the environment.
Jenny May from Carbon Quota, said: “Demand is increasing rapidly for carbon measurements across the print sector, it’s therefore vital for manufacturers to take control of their emissions. A growing trend we are seeing is that suppliers are losing contracts if they can’t provide accurate carbon reporting.
“ARC-UK Technologies are ahead of the competition and clearly see the benefits of managing their carbon impact effectively. Not only does this strategy support them with new business deals, it, more importantly, shows their true commitment to reduce their impact on the environment and help reduce the effects of climate change.”
ARC-UK Technologies is part of New York listed ARC Document Solutions, which provides digital printing and document-related services to more than 90,000 customers worldwide and operates in more than 140 locations.