Sun rises for Danilo

Publisher set for solar efficiency thanks to renewable energy scheme


Grant funding will see the sun rise on Danilo’s plans to install solar panels at its Waltham Abbey offices as the licensed calendar and greetings publisher expands its sustainability push.

The Eastern New Energy Grant Programme means that, from the start of 2023, Danilo can add renewable energy to the led lighting installed last year and ev charging points put in this spring, along with clear recycling labels on all products and cutting plastic usage.

Above: Daniel Prince leads the GCA’s sustainability focus
Above: Daniel Prince leads the GCA’s sustainability focus

An active member of membership organisation Products Of Change, Danilo md Daniel Prince is the GCA’s sustainability lead, working on the ongoing discussions to reduce the greetings industry’s impact on the planet.

“The success of our grant application means we can go ahead with works to install solar panels,” said Claire Bates, marketing manager of Danilo and member of the company’s Green Team. “We’re passionate about protecting the planet and we appreciate the impact our business can have on the environment therefore we have put a strategy in place to focus on ways we can reduce that.

“We’ve also started working with Climate Partner to calculate and verify our current carbon footprint. This work will help us set sustainability goals for the business to work towards.”

Above: Danilo’s team is working on further sustainable practices
Above: Danilo’s team is working on further sustainable practices

Seeing sustainability challenges “as opportunities to improve product,” Danilo has already added new, clear labels explaining how its products can be recycled, and made its desk easel and desk block calendar range completely plastic-free and recyclable.

Claire added: “We’re putting reuse, as well as recycling, at the forefront when it comes to product design. We’ve doubled the number of plastic-free wall calendars in our portfolio this year and continue our search for cost-efficient ways to reduce cello wrapping further.

“With sustainability high on our agenda, we’re excited to see new ideas developed and implemented for further sustainable practices in the near future.”

Top: The sun’s set to shine on Danilo’s new solar panels in Waltham Abbey

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