At Mantra, we are committed
to responsible and sustainable use of paper and packaging.
Our jewellery is presented
on a beautiful printed card to keep, and packaged in a sturdy cardboard box to
keep it safe. A Mantra brochure is also often sent out with our orders, and a
sheet of inspirational stickers is included in the parcel.
Card and Brochure
The presentation card and the
brochure are printed by Emmerson Press, a family-owned printing company in
Warwickshire, on fully FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) accredited
paper, which is made from part-recycled paper products.
Of the fibre used to make
paper by the European paper and pulp industry, 46% comes from woodpulp and 54%
from recycled paper. The fibre from woodpulp comes directly from well-managed
forests, if the paper is FSC-accredited - which means there is an audited chain from forest floor through to the
Requirements of a
well-managed forest include: compliance with national legislation, respect for
local use rights, maintenance of the ecological functions of the forest and its
biodiversity, economic viability, and the need for an adequate management plan
and monitoring of operations.
Well-managed forests bring
multiple benefits to society, such as livelihoods, ecosystem improvements, and
biodiversity. European forests, from where Europe’s paper mills source over 90%
of their wood fibre, have been growing by an equivalent of 1500 football pitches
a day, and over 70% of this forest area is accredited.
The Mantra box is produced
by B Smith Packaging, based in Worcester. The box is made from
part-recycled paper - around 40% recycled. BSP are part of Sedex, the
international organisation helping companies manage responsible sourcing in
their supply chain. Thousands of companies use Sedex to ensure high standards around labour rights, health & safety, the environment, and
B Smith Packaging are also
active members of Buy1Give1. B1G1 was launched in 2007 to create an effective
way for organisations to give. High impact, close-to-the-ground projects are
selected, assessed and monitored, and, using 100% of donations, over 700 global
projects are supported. For every new order placed, BSP donates a percentage to
In order to further off-set
the paper we use in our packaging at Mantra, we are also signed up to a paper
off-setting initiative with leading UK charity, Trees for Cities.
We calculate, annually, what
our usage of paper products is, in terms of the presentation, packaging and
despatch of our jewellery, in metric tonnes. For each one tree used, four new
trees are planted each year.
In 2018/19, we are
offsetting 0.2651 tonnes of paper with Trees for Cities - the amount of paper
used each year to present and package our necklaces. Trees for Cities use an offset
protocol that follows the 6 core principles outlined in ISO 14064-2:2006. The
offset is verified, validated and certified by a third party company whose
verification approach is aligned with ISO 14064-3:2006.
There is always more we can do, but we hope that, by following these principles, we are working in the most sustainable way possible, while still delighting our customers.