Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Broadgate, we have always managed our business with a key focus on environmental impacts. We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to create a sustainable future for our planet and we are proud to state that we have never sold products from untraceable or environmentally unsustainable sources.

In our sustainable supply chain

We are committed to supplying paper of the highest standards; our suppliers are driven by the manufacturing and environmental standards of ISO 900l, ISO 14001 or EMAS and are part of the industry FSC or PEFC accreditation. We have never and will never purchase from suppliers who have previously been responsible for unsustainable practice.

Paper. It’s greener than you think

Managed properly, paper is one of few truly sustainable products. The common misconception that the paper and pulp industry are inherently environmentally damaging, is simply untrue.

Far from being a wasteful product, paper is eminently recyclable. Currently 72% of Europe’s total paper is recycled and it is estimated that each sheet of paper is recycled 3.5 times a year.

Many people assume that paper must cause forests to shrink. However, in many instances this is not the case. Between 2005 and 2020, European forests grew by 58,390 square kilometres; an area that you could fit Greater London into 37 times! In fact, even where forests are shrinking paper is rarely to blame, with only 13% of the world’s wood harvest being allocated to paper production.

In our own operations

We understand the following aspects of our operations to be the key focus
areas through which to manage and improve environmental impacts.


In our transport operations we seek to reduce environmental impacts by rationalising deliveries using a vehicle routing management system, investing in a modern, efficient and low emission fleet and ensuring our vehicles are maintained on a regular basis (at least every 12 weeks). We will also promote low carbon transportation to and from work for our staff.


We apply the “Reduce, Re-use, Recycle” waste hierarchy to our operations in our warehouse and offices and have implemented a target of zero waste to landfill. Plastic packaging materials are recycled, office waste is recycled wherever possible and organic waste is composted on site. Our wooden pallets are re-used as fuel to create energy at a local school.


We work with all suppliers to maintain an environmental policy and live up to its values. We will work with all suppliers to ensure that any products, services and materials we purchase are the most sustainable on the market and regularly review progress in this area.

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We will never
sell any paper from
an untraceable or unsustainable

Impacts on the environment

Like all industries, the paper industry can have environmental and social impacts which are both positive and negative. To manage negative impacts, we are committed to a policy of continual improvement in identifying, understanding, monitoring and reducing environmental impacts, preventing pollution and identifying and complying with environmental legislation. We also commit to strive to be a leader in researching and delivering innovative products and solutions to help our customers reduce their environmental footprint.