For Olive + Page, sustainability has been about consciously planning and looking ahead to ‘do what we can, where we can’ in order to make a positive contribution to the environment and surroundings in which we operate.
Right from the initial set up of Olive + Page, finding sustainable solutions has been an important value driver underpinning our business model. This has impacted on a range of business decisions, from product design, to how we chose our suppliers and packaging solutions.
Below you will find ways in which we ‘do our bit’ as a small business. We continue to evaluate our business processes and work with suppliers to ensure sustainability is front-of-mind.
FSC Certified paper
All Olive + Page journals and books use FSC certified paper.
The ‘FSC’ is an international non-profit organisation, the Forest Stewardship Council, which was founded to promote the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. The FSC defines a set of strict standards, and then independently certifies that those standards have been met. This certification ensures that forest products - like paper - have been sourced in an environmentally friendly, socially responsible, and economically viable manner. An FSC certification tracks the whole supply-chain in order to ensure that the paper or timber came from responsible sources.
The FSC also ensures that trees that are harvested are replanted or allowed to regenerate naturally. Forests must be managed with due respect for the environment, the wildlife and the people who live and work in them.
Eco-friendly packaging
Olive + Page uses corrugated cardboard book-mailers rather than plastic bag alternatives or plastic bubble wrap, ensuring items are protected during shipping, while minimising our environmental impact.
To package products, Olive + Page uses eco-friendly tissue paper and paper stickers which are FSC certified, printed with soy-based inks, and use acid-free paper. Our box tape is recycled, water-activated, and uses soy-based inks. We also use recycled cards which are compostable.
Giving back
In addition to choosing more sustainable options for products and packaging, Olive + Page believes in the importance of giving back to the wider society. Sustainability is of course, not just about environmental impacts, but social and economic factors as well.
To read more about how Olive + Page gives back read here.
Sustainability in business is a hugely complex topic. While we certainly do not claim to be experts in this area, nor do we claim to be a fully sustainable business - we do believe that every little bit helps when it comes to our environment and surroundings.