Our Environment

Rosenstiels takes its environmental responsibilities with the greatest seriousness.

  1. We support charities dedicated to the preservation of our Planet
  2. We ensure all our litho offset work is printed only on sustainably sourced paper.
  3. We only purchase and use sustainably sourced stationery.
  4. Staff are positively encouraged to walk or cycle.
  5. All other travel undertaken by Rosenstiels is by public transport wherever possible.

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  • “As part of our celebrations for the 140th anniversary of Rosenstiels,
    we decided to make a substantial commitment and contribution towards protecting our environment by partnering with
    Conservation International.
    Our aim is to spread awareness of the environmental threats to our planet, and what we as a global community can do to help.
    We encourage you to support
    their efforts.”



  • Our Planet is in Crisis

    Science is telling us we must change the course of Earth’s development if we are to avoid catastrophic impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss.

    If we do not take dramatic action, after 2030 we will have surpassed planetary tipping points and no amount of money or innovation will put our planet back on a sustainable path. The next 10 years will be the most important of our lives.

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The world is waking to this challenge - and Conservation International is doing its part.  With your support we can protect our planet for ourselves and future generations.  Please take a moment to watch this short video to learn more about the work of Conservation International.

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Conservation International

People need nature – and since 1987, Conservation International has worked tirelessly to protect it. They protect nature not only for its own intrinsic value but also to help reduce the impacts of climate change, disease, hunger and other threats to humanity. They help create vast conservation landscapes and seascapes in some of the world’s most biodiverse places. With partnerships from a diverse range of sectors, they empower people around the world to protect the nature we all rely upon for a stable climate, abundant food and fresh water, and good livelihoods.

Since their inception, they have helped protect more than 6 million square kilometers (2.3 million square miles) of land and sea across 70 countries. With offices in 29 countries and more than 2,000 partners worldwide, their reach is truly global. They help conserve some of the world’s most biodiverse and irreplaceable places such as the Bird’s Head Seascape in Indonesia, home to over 75% of the world’s hard coral species, the jungles of Liberia that contain some of the highest biological diversity in all Africa, and Amazonia, containing over half the planet’s remaining rainforests.

Conservation International has an A rating from Charity Watch, with exceptional scores for accountability and transparency. 

To learn more about Conservation International’s work, please visit: www.conservation.org

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  • 12 Artists 1 Cause

    Over the course of 12 months we will launch 1 limited edition print from world renowned artists & photographers.

    You can proudly purchase from this exclusive collection in the knowledge that Rosenstiels and the artist will donate all their revenue to Conservation International. Each print will be strictly limited to 25 copies.

Please click here to view the 12 Artists 1 Cause collection.


Sustainability

Every stage of our production process and every area of our business are reviewed regularly to reduce our carbon footprint. We firmly believe in a ‘step by step” policy in that implementing small changes over time can combine to make a big difference. 

Supplying certified products to our customers assists them in achieving their own Social Responsibility commitments.

We take a great care as well in selecting the companies we are working with, and the efforts they are putting into the preservation of the environment. We believe that by purchasing certified products it will have a positive impact on our forests and the wider environment globally and help reduce our carbon emissions. We ensure that all of our printers and paper suppliers understand and comply with our paper sourcing policy.

All of our papers for offset litho are sourced only from companies who are fully committed to utilising raw materials from well-managed renewable sources and our principal paper supplier has achieved the ISO14001 Environmental Management Standard.

Supporting certified forests helps combat climate change.

Our principal suppliers for printing are committed to “environmental printing” whereby they strive to reduce their carbon footprint across the entire company. This is done by a variety of ways including the use of vegetable based inks, recycling cleaning solvents and waste and offsetting any remaining carbon emissions. They operate under a forceful written environmental management policy designed specifically to minimise waste generation, pollution and the use of environmentally unfriendly products.

Paper and recycling facts:

In Europe large areas of the continent have seen a forest boom that means today more than two-fifths of Europe is tree-covered. Between 1990 and 2015, the area covered by forests and woodlands increased by 90,000 square kilometres - an area roughly the size of Portugal.

Forests cover almost a third of France, due in part to increased protection and a decline in farming. Over the last century, trees flourished as residents left the countryside for life in the city, and intensive agriculture meant less land was needed for farming.

Although the re-wilding process has slowed, the area of land covered by trees continues to expand. France is fourth most forested country in Europe, after Sweden, Finland and Spain.

Sweden has strong protections against deforestation and trees cover around 70% of the surface area, similar to Finland, but not all of the forests are natural. Many of Europe’s forests are managed to produce wood to make paper, or timber for construction, or as fuel. As trees in those forests are felled, more are planted, and European plantations expand by an area the size of 1,500 soccer pitches every day.

Forests used in the paper making industry are well managed and sustainable, with audited certification schemes in place such as the the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification ensuring that paper comes from sustainable forest sources.

Paper is also one of the world’s most recycled materials, and is one of the few materials that is able to be completely recycled. The European recycling rate for paper and cardboard continues to lead the world and the last figures in 2019 show that this reached 85.8%. A report by the Swedish Royal Institute for Technology stated that reading a physical newspaper can consume 20% less carbon than viewing the news on line.

How many times can paper be recycled?

The average number of times your printer paper can be recycled is about five to seven times. After that, the fibers will become too short and can’t be made into copier paper anymore. From that point, it can be made into more of a paper paste and can be used for things like newspaper or egg cartons. earth911.com.

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Charity

In addition to our work with Conservation International, the company supports an independent Charity, the `Mr. Felix Charity Trust`, which in-turn supports a number of different charities. Often these are smaller charities and operate on a totally voluntary basis without any paid overheads. We have been consistent and proud donators to the Woodland Trust.

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