Carbon Neutral Printing
Zero Carbon Neutral
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the planet today. Our commitment to mitigating the impact of CO2 emissions across our paper supply chain has led to the creation of our unique ZERO Carbon Neutral Printing Program.
What is ZERO?
Created in 2009, ZERO was developed in partnership with Ostrom Climate, a provider of high-quality climate change solutions for organizations, to render any print project carbon neutral. With a small additional fee, clients can neutralize emissions from forest, to mill, to recycling all while Hemlock neutralizes our entire operations through offsets purchases. Both contributions go towards integral forest conservation projects such as the Great Bear Rainforest Carbon Project, in Haida Gwaii, BC.
When clients place a ZERO order, they know that they are making an invaluable impact on forest conservation. Since 2009, Hemlock clients have produced over 66 million ZERO Carbon Neutral print pieces, offsetting over 24,000 metric tonnes of GHG emissions, the equivalent to taking over 5,000 gas-powered cars off the road for one year.
Communicate Your Impact
With the ZERO Carbon Neutral Printing Program, you can make the transition to a low carbon economy, demonstrate your organization’s commitment to responsible printing practices and promote your reduced environmental footprint. It’s about balancing quality and cost with a set of strong environmental and social values that resonate with your employees, customers and community.
When you print carbon neutral with Hemlock, you can use the exclusive ZERO brand mark on the materials you have offset, showcasing the positive steps your organization are taking towards climate action.
How to Participate
Any order can be printed carbon neutral at Hemlock. We encourage your first consideration to be from our list of 100% carbon neutral paper stocks, which now includes nine digital house stocks, business card shells and imprints, as well as the following offset substrates from four of our closest mill partners:
Neenah Coronado SST 100
Mohawk Options PC 100
Rolland Enviro PC 100
Domtar Lynx Opaque Ultra 30% Recycled
Alternatively, you could simply indicate that you would like to place an order for a carbon neutral print job and we will calculate the carbon footprint of your paper. A small additional fee (2% on average) that reflects the cost of offsetting the associated GHG emissions will be added to your order.
ZERO Carbon Neutral
Great Bear Forest Carbon Project
The Great Bear Rainforest is home to the largest intact coastal temperate rainforest remaining in the world. Without offset funds, the protected areas would not have been established and more of the forest would have been harvested.
- 7,000,000 hectares protected
- Equivalent to 208,333+ cars off the road annually
- Returns ownerships to stewards of the land
Pacajai REDD+ Project
Located in the State of Para, Brazil, this project is of great importance for biodiversity conservation, holding a vast array of species that are essential to the maintenance of ecological relationships and socio-economic wellbeing.
- Prevents deforestation in the project area
- Improves education and training in forest management techniques
- Avoids net emissions of over 10 million tonnes of carbon
Darkwoods Forest Carbon Project
Spanning 136,000 acres of lush valleys, rugged peaks, tumbling creeks, deep lakes, alpine tundra and old-growth forest, BC's Selkirk Mountains are both astoundingly beautiful and ecologically important.
- 2 million tonnes of carbon currently stored in the project area
- Equivalent to the annual emissions of almost half a million people./
- Home to grizzly bears, wolverines and mountain caribou.
The Valparaiso REDD+ Project
Preserving the Amazon Rainforest is vitally important to humankind and the global environment, as the forest provides a wide range of critical ecosystem services.
- Improved water quality for local communities
- Critical habitat maintenance for wildlife (including 26 threatened and endangered species)
- Employment of local community members as forest guards