Environmental responsibility

Printing, by its nature, impacts the environment and the application of the Group’s Environmental Policy is intended to minimise that impact.

St Ives is a group of successful and dynamic marketing and print companies offering complementary services that create value for UK and international clients. Clays is just one of these companies and works alongside its partners to ensure that we sustain a good environmental performance. 

For more information regarding our environmental performance you can read the 2014 St Ives Environmental Report.


FSC Chain-of-custody accreditation

FSC is a global, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide.

FSC provides a connection between the forest and the end user, ensuring that products with the FSC label uphold principles and criteria which bring the highest social and environmental benefits. 

FSC certification can positively impact workers and communities, shift governance processes globally and change economic and environmental conditions in the forest. This impact improves conditions such as conflict over land tenure and use, worker's health and safety, biodiversity conservation, protection of endangered species and participatory forest policy.

Download our FSC certificate here


ISO 14001:2015 certification

Clays Ltd also conform to the Environmental Management System standard ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015  is an internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems (EMS)

The standard requires commitment to:

  • Protection of the environment
  • Prevention of pollution
  • Improving environmental performance
  • Fulfil compliance obligations
  • Continuous improvement
  • Sustainable resource use
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Protection of biodiversity and eco-systems


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