Who are the World Land Trust and why do we partner with them?

October 12, 2022

Who is The World Land Trust?

The World Land Trust is an international conversation charity, that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats. Founded in 1989, WLT has funded partner organisations all around the world to create reserves and give permanent protection to habitats and wildlife. To date, WLT have made secure more than 881,000 acres of threatened habitat in 20 counties.

The World Land Trust Mission

We are proud to support the hard work of the WLT and their multiple projects around the globe. All of the work that WLT carry out, is to help protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems of the world. A key goal of WLT is to raise awareness in the UK and elsewhere, of the need for conservation and to generally improve the understanding and generate support through education, information and fundraising.

Patrons of the charity

Patrons of WLT include Sir David Attenborough, Steve Backshall, David Gower & Chris Packham. Sir David Attenborough, Britain’s best known, and most loved Natural History filmmaker stated that “The money that is given to The World Land Trust, in my estimation, has more effect on the wild world than almost anything I can think of”.  Sir David Attenborough has supported the work of the WLT since its foundation in 1989 and became a WLT patron in 2003.

Why do we partner with The World Land Trust?

As a printing company, our focus has always been on craftsmanship, quality, speed and price, however, we realised we could still achieve these goals whilst becoming more mindful of our environment. We decided we wanted to make a positive change and in doing so help our clients make positive changes too. We educated ourselves about what we could do and change, to ensure that we were operating in a way that was mindful of the environment and helped to protect it. Since then, we are proud to deliver our campaigns Smartly, Sustainably and Mindfully – which is now at the heart of what we do.

Our partnership with the WLT plays a pivotal role in our Mindful Print Strategy; we learn a great deal from the World Land Trust about how we can protect the planet, and we are proud to have been certified by WLT, as one of the UK’s few official WLT Carbon Balanced Printers.  This means that we measure our carbon output, reduce it as much as possible (for example we use in-house solar power, vegetable based inks, FSC certified materials and ensure zero waste to landfill) and we offset any unavoidable production emissions through dedicated World Land Trust environmental projects.

As a Carbon Balanced Printer, we are able to certify for our clients and provide them with World Land Trust Carbon Balanced Certificates – so that they can demonstrate to their stakeholders that their production chain with us is 100% carbon neutral. For over 10 years now we have been working with premium and lifestyle brands to bring products and services to life – on paper and in the hands of customers. For us it’s not just about ink on paper. It never has been. It’s about creating reactions and creating an impact.  As we look forward to the next 10 years, and beyond, we are proud that we will be helping our customers make an impact with their printed materials and direct mail campaigns – an impact that is also positive for the environment and our planet.

Our operations are continuously monitored, measured and enhanced as we look to offer our clients the most sustainable methods and solutions. We look forward to seeing our production and solutions evolve, and to continuing this journey with WLT as our trusted partner.