Ball & Doggett released the video of its first sustainability event, held at PacPrint 2022 in Melbourne. SPEC22 – Sustainable Print Education Conversation – ‘Sustainability in Action’ featured a specialist panel including Mardi Brown, co-founder, PonyUp for Good; Charlton Hemingway, MD Work Works; Phillip Mariette, operations manager, The Real Media Collective; and Joe Foster, O F Packaging & Close the Loop Group CEO.
“Ball & Doggett’s focus for this event was to provide practical steps for print service providers to gain knowledge on where they could start within their own businesses,” said forum host Zaidee Jackson, Ball & Doggett’s National BDM – Sustainable Packaging.
|Zaidee Jackson, B&D, Sustainability
“Collectively as society moves towards committing to being change makers a central question is addressed: How can we reduce our impact on the environment, increase social stewardship and economically thrive, through our daily practices?
“Many print service providers are facing new market challenges around shifts in buyer behaviour and expectations and how we as an industry in turn defines sustainability. The age of the conscious consumer is upon us and as businesses our response to the sustainable pathway or transition plans is an everyday conversation,” Jackson said.
“As corporate Australia continues to pursue sustainable policies within their organisations, print service providers will need to adapt, be more transparent and authentic in order to remain relevant to their customers. I was thrilled to facilitate our specialist panel."
Ball & Doggett is Australia’s largest distributor of printable materials and consumables.
“We are committed to a more sustainable future,” said Jackson. “Our products and services are evolving and a key consideration is ensuring we meet our own sustainability criteria and educate our customers on how they too can prosper in this new world. Businesses of all sizes in our industry are on their transition pathway making commitments to reducing environmental impact. Some do not know where to start. It’s about educating internal and external stakeholders on why sustainable practices is simply good business.”
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