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Our print shops play a major role in our environmental impact. Swissprinters Group and Ringier Print Adligenswil are a part of the myclimate programme for carbon-neutral printing. If a customer chooses a carbon offset, a compensation fee is calculated based on the greenhouse gas emissions caused by the print job. This flows through myclimate to environmental protection projects that promote renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. Swissprinters Group also offers its customers the option of carbon-neutral printing by means of carbon-offset investments via myclimate
Ringier Schweiz, Ringier Print Adligenswil and Swissprinters are all members of the Energy Agency of the Swiss Private Sector (ENAW). This enables us to pursue voluntary targets for the reduction of our CO2 emissions while improving our energy efficiency.
As part of our extensive renovations at the Zurich location, Ringier switched to one of the most environmentally friendly and economical energy supply concepts: since 2010, the entire Pressehaus at Dufourstrasse has been cooled and heated using lake water from nearby Lake Zurich. This has enabled Ringier to save some 70 tonnes of CO2 annually to date. In addition, our company is a member of the energy-saving group of businesses in the graphic arts industry, which has now certified Ringier as ‘carbon reduced’.
Ringier supported the Green Manufacturing China 2011 conference in Beijing as an organising partner. This event – which was held in China for the first time – focused on energy efficiency and sustainability. The topic of clean technology was directed primarily at producers and suppliers. The goal was to introduce the industry to solutions for carbon reduction and cost savings established by leading industrial countries. Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, political advisor to our publisher Michael Ringier, opened the conference on November 18.