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Nordic Swan ecolabel underpins Estonian print company

Nordic Swan ecolabel underpins Estonian print company
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Energy, Materials, Water, Waste, Carbon
Medium cost
Premises and operation areas:
Product and design, Production processes
Size of company:
Small (less than 50)

Remember to read the 'green print'! 

  • Printing company with a robust eco-philosophy reeps benefits in Nordic market
  • Natural inks, oils and recycled paper are a key part of the green printing approach

AS Ecoprint is an Estonian printing service company offering graphic design, offset printing and wide-format digital printing services. It was founded in 2007 as a merger of three printing and graphic design companies. Ecoprint’s clients are mainly companies and organisations in the Estonian and Scandinavian markets.

A part of its corporate social responsibility mission, the company strives to be the most environmentally friendly print partner in Estonia and neighbouring countries. It uses printing inks based on natural resins and oils as well as recycled or certified printing paper and energy efficient technologies. Printing services have been developed in line with the Estonian Fund for Nature and Ecoprint AS has registered a Green Print trademark to communicate this on their products.

Since April 2010, the company has also carried the Swan ecolabel, which is certified in the Nordic countries, and has a right to use it on all company products. This offers a significant competitive advantage in Nordic markets.

Key benefits

  • The Nordic Swan ecolabel proves to consumers and suppliers the environmental merits of a company, and helps them choose environmentally sound products
  • The label offers competitive advantage on the Nordic markets

"Nordic Swan ecolabel has not only given us the chance to expand our company field, but has intertwined with our environmental goals and purposes. Having the ecolabel has made us overthink our manufacturing processes and together we have reached even better conditions and higher customer reliance. We can say the label gives us a very clear path to follow. In time, clients have become more and more environmentally aware and thanks to Nordic Swan ecolabel we have confidence in offering our clients the best service and products.” - Margo Tärn, Board Member at AS Ecoprint 

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