At a time when the printing industry has halved its output, Soar has been on a significant growth path – producing a lot more with a lot less, powered by a focus on efficiency and sustainability.
Since 2009 Soar has been on a consistent efficiency and sustainability drive, measuring and tracking every month. In the past 10 years it has reduced CO2 emissions by 44%. Fuel consumption has decreased by 33%.
Soar became the first NZ corporate printer to achieve carboNZero certification, and the first NZ print company to achieve FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest) certification.
Soar has demonstrated what’s possible, by applying new processes and technology, and minimising resource consumption. In achieving its own sustainability goals, it also makes life more efficient for its clients. By using i300 print-on-demand technology, customers can expect more than 20% reduced waste product.
Soar intends to become a full-circle recycling model for the print industry – aiming for lower energy and paper use through new technology, recyclable or biodegradable packaging, and moving closer to zero waste. It hopes that its 22% growth in turnover since 2009 will encourage others to take the efficiency leap.