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Reforestation in Slovakia

The High Tatras mountains stretch along the northern border of Slovakia and are treasured as a national symbol of the country.

Devastation occurred in 2004 when strong winds destroyed 12,000 hectares of the mountains’ forest, changing climate conditions for its plants and animal species.

In 2015, Brother Industries Slovakia and its employees partnered with local environmental charity Zasad Strom’s “Make a Home” project to plant a million new trees in the devastated area. The project has also become one of our Brother Earth “Click for the Earth” donation options. 

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Zero waste to landfill

We are proud that towards the end of 2019 we achieved our target of being 100% zero waste to landfill across our UK operation. This achievement has allowed us to pass on the guarantee to our customers that the Brother toners they send us for recycling will result in absolutely zero waste.

At the same time, we have stepped up our CO2 reporting to customers that recycle with us, so that the information can be fed into their own sustainability data – something that is becoming increasingly important as sustainability plays more of a role in buying decisions across the board. In fact, research shows that four in every five (83%) consumers believe it’s important or extremely important for companies to design products that are meant to be reused or recycled. Taken as a whole, these initiatives are driving continuous improvement in environmental performance not only across our own business, but those of our customers and suppliers too. 

*Source: Accenture, April 2019

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Brother UK becomes the first carbon neutral factory in the Brother Group

Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd (BIUK) has achieved carbon neutrality status for FY2020 and has committed to implementing continuous carbon reduction plans to reduce emissions year on year.