Xaar celebrates sustainability roadmap progress

September 28, 2022
Break’s coffee van provides young people the opportunity to be trained as Baristas Break’s coffee van provides young people the opportunity to be trained as Baristas

Leading inkjet technology business, Xaar has made positive progress in driving forward its ESG commitments as set out in its ambitious Sustainability Roadmap to 2030.

Xaar’s Sustainability Roadmap is based on four key pillars – Environment, People, Innovation and Community, and is an important driver, fully integrated into Xaar’s growth strategy, with challenging targets set for all areas of the business.

Within its half-year results, Xaar highlighted important progress towards the sustainability objectives and targets, including making the Group a carbon neutral inkjet manufacturer in 2022 through offsetting, as the business aims to achieve complete carbon neutrality in line with its 2030 goal.

Supporting young people and nurturing their skills is also key to the Roadmap and as part of its Early Careers programme, announced in July this year, Xaar’s Apprenticeship scheme has its first intake working within the logistics department. This is in addition to connecting with local schools and colleges to develop future work experience programmes and Xaar’s supported ‘Learning at Work Week’ in May, which attracted 109 attendees across nine events and resulted in 131 hours of learning.

In addition, as part of its innovation pillar, the operations team has successfully trialled the use of recycled Polylactic Acid (PLA) filaments generated from returned and waste PLA. These are supplied in 100% plastic-free sustainable packaging with easy to recycle cardboard spools and are the first stage in the use of biodegradable structural parts in the manufacture of Xaar products.

Demonstrating the Group’s commitment, the Sustainability Roadmap is led by members of Xaar’s Board, with an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee led by Graham Tweedale, Xaar’s Chief Operating Officer, and Senior Independent Director Alison Littley, who are responsible for reporting on its progress.

Driven from ‘within’ and owned by colleagues across the Group, Xaar’s Roadmap ensures that sustainability is at the very core of its businesses and is a principal driver for investment and positive change.

John Mills, Xaar’s CEO, is delighted to see the involvement of so many within Xaar, enabling progress in delivery; “Sustainability is no longer just a part of our agenda… it is the agenda, and will additionally improve both our operational and commercial performance.”

Earlier this year, Xaar as part of its community pillar, announced Break as its UK charity partner, pledging to match all funds raised. The selection was made by Xaar’s internally appointed Charity Champions under the commitment to Community within Xaar’s Sustainability Roadmap.

As part of its environment pillar, working alongside Plan Bee, Xaar has added two new honeybee hives to its Huntingdon site to help increase the local biodiversity and pollination of local wildflowers, encouraging other insect and animal populations to visit.

Mills concluded; “We know that our colleagues – at every level of the organisation – are passionate about creating positive change, both today and for generations to come. This means that for us, sustainability is personal. Our broad, holistic approach demonstrates our commitment to making real and industry-leading change. From focusing on minimising our environmental impact through to driving innovation, and engaging with our people and the wider community, our Sustainability Roadmap is central to our Group and our future.”

A copy of the Sustainability Roadmap to 2030 can be found on Xaar’s website and updates will be provided as part of the Group’s annual and half year reporting.

Share or Email this content
Graphic Display World

Email us your news, PR, case studies to [email protected]

Latest from Graphic Display World

Roland DG (UK) Ltd - VersaUV Double Your Profits
FESPA Global Expo 2023 Opens In... May 23, 2023 10:00 am 166
The Print Show 2023 Opens In... September 19, 2023 10:00 am 285
PRINTING United Expo 2023 Opens In... October 18, 2023 10:00 am 314
Sign & Digital UK 2023 Opens In... March 21, 2023 10:00 am 103
Your 300 x 300 Banner Here
drupa 2024 Opens In... May 28, 2024 10:00 am 537

The UK's coolest wide format printing trade press website specialising in providing punchy and concise up-to-the-minute news, views and industry opinions ...

Latest News

MacroArt's large scale graphics installation helps turn Soho's streets into a new reusable gallery

MacroArt's large scale gr…

Dec 07, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Pip and Chip buy Mimaki JFX200-2513 EX UV-LED flatbed printer

Pip and Chip buy Mimaki J…

Dec 07, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Roland DGA adds new Gloss Calendered Vinyl PRO to its media family

Roland DGA adds new Gloss…

Dec 07, 2022 Rate: 0.00

“All Things Visual” Giant, Icon, brings production excellence to Toronto

“All Things Visual” Giant…

Dec 07, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Mimaki 3D printed models star in ITV trailer for Emmerdale soap opera

Mimaki 3D printed models …

Dec 06, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Featured News

RadWraps, Phototex and ColourShield provide dementia-friendly graphics installations

RadWraps, Phototex and Co…

Aug 16, 2022 Rate: 0.00

SkinzWraps races ahead with Drytac for Gas Monkey Garage wall graphics project

SkinzWraps races ahead wi…

Aug 04, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Agfa-Gevaert to acquire Inca Digital Printers, taking a significant step in its digital printing business

Agfa-Gevaert to acquire I…

Apr 20, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Phototex is sustainable solution for wall decorations

Phototex is sustainable s…

Apr 19, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Type One Style gains versatility and economy with the VersaUV LEC2-330 printer

Type One Style gains vers…

Feb 23, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Features/Applications

MacroArt's large scale graphics installation helps turn Soho's streets into a new reusable gallery

MacroArt's large scale gr…

Dec 07, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Mimaki 3D printed models star in ITV trailer for Emmerdale soap opera

Mimaki 3D printed models …

Dec 06, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Tate Liverpool looks to Contra Vision for its Turner Prize window graphics

Tate Liverpool looks to C…

Dec 01, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Anabella Bergero and Mimaki USA celebrate Latinx heritage with Drytac window graphics

Anabella Bergero and Mima…

Nov 15, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Creative Silhouettes adds colour to Toronto skyline with Drytac Polar Grip

Creative Silhouettes adds…

Nov 01, 2022 Rate: 0.00

Your 1100 x 100 Banner Here

SEARCH