Commitments from FRAEMS:
The reality: FRAEMS is a company that does use paper and wood as core materials of our business, so there is an immense sense of responsibility for us to address this with some countermeasures. We are founded on the idea that our images should last a lifetime and hopefully, your purchase will hang on your wall, cherished for years to come. Whilst we are happy we can create this for you, we are conscious of another prospect – the 300kg of paper used by the average citizen each year. We are very fortunate to have partnered with suppliers that are also very conscious of any impact they may be creating and together we are neutralising our carbon footprint.
But FRAEMS wants to do more. We want to plant lots and lots of trees so that we can contribute to the managed reforestation of our planet.
FRAEMS will plant FIVE trees for every print or frame sold:
We have chosen to work with ONETREEPLANTED, an amazing organisation that plants trees in North America, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
As of September 2019, we will also work with charities in the UK to broaden our support locally. As the months pass we will update you on our progress and will take pride in sharing information with how you can also help with various projects and initiatives that we will devise.
Commitments from our Partners and Suppliers:
- Sustainably sourced papers
- Recyclable packaging envelopes
- Recyclable cardboard stiffeners
- Paper tape made from 100% recycled fibres
- Biodegradable bubble wrap
- 100% recycled polypropylene length protectors
- Recyclable bio-polyethylene frame protection
As recommended by Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and WWF UK, we use the Gold Standard to offset our carbon emissions.
Our supplier’s policy is not to use forestry-based carbon offsetting projects, instead they invest in renewable energy projects. This is in line with Greenpeace guidance. The project they have first invested in is a 22.5MW Wind Power project in Rajasthan, India. This wind power project has an important role in reducing CO2 emissions as well as its investment in the development and education of the local community. It currently generates 45 GWh of clean electricity annually – the equivalent of powering 10,500 households every year.
Shipping is a problem within e-commerce, where air freight and van deliveries take up the lion-share of our carbon footprint. This is why we are heavily offsetting our carbon footprint with various schemes and practices to neutralise this impact. Where possible, we are using electronic delivery vans and bikes for domestic orders. There is much more that we can do and we are always looking at ways to improve our shipping methods. We are proud of our current commitments, but there is always more that we can hope to achieve.
For international customers, we would highly recommend purchasing prints from us (which come in compact, light tubes) with the option for you to then frame your image locally so that we can avoid the heavier shipping weight that is associated with frames and protective crates.