Cambridge Scholars Publishing Sustainability Statement

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is committed to minimising the impact of its activities upon the environment. As part of this commitment, CSP confirms the key parts of its strategy below:

 

Print on Time:

Over the coming decade, the global book industry is expected to bulldoze 3.4 billion trees—that’s the equivalent woodland of four times the size of Wales.[1] In its work to minimise this colossal paper use and utilise these materials efficiently, CSP operates a ‘Print on Time’ policy, in which micro-stock is held alongside an efficient print department which has new stock available within 24 hours. This system ensures minimum paper wastage and a smaller carbon footprint, all without impacting the availability of our titles.

 

Under One Roof:

Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s headquarters are in the historic Lady Stephenson Library, Newcastle, which is where we house our entire publication operations—from editing to production and distribution. By compacting our operations, and removing the use of alternative locations for printing and distribution, we reduce the carbon footprint of our books before they reach our customers.

 

Recycling:

Internally, we highlight the importance of energy conservation and reduction of waste to all of our staff, from ‘turn off the light’ reminders to ensuring that our company-wide wastage is focused on recycling. We’ve even changed our waste collections to 2/3 recycling to physically remind us of our waste and encourage responsible waste disposal.

 

Materials:

As with any company, we use a wide-range of equipment and materials, but we value what we have over newer models. We ensure all of our equipment—from desk-computers to industry-scale printers and guillotines—is diligently maintained and serviced to grant the longest lease of life possible. Any equipment that we can’t revive enters a machinery-recycling scheme with our service providers so as much is saved from landfill as possible.

Our dispatch teams use recyclable cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, and tape for all of our shipping, and we ensure any materials sent to us as part of a delivery, like packing peanuts, are recycled again. Our print paper is FSC-certified.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing commits to consistently reviewing its operations and practices to ensure that they are as efficient as possible, to actively promoting recycling, both internally and externally, and to sourcing and utilising materials which are limited in their environmental impact.

 

If you are a publisher, an individual, or a company who uses a print-production provider and would like to talk further about our processes, or would like support in your print journey, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

 

 [1] https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/opinion/climate-crisis-books-trees-paper-b1801446.html