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Environmental standards

Environmental standards

Our print shop

Our print shop plays a major role in our environmental impact. Swissprinters Group is 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.

Ringier Schweiz 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.

Cooling and heating with lake water

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’.