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Sovereign Press

Established in 2001 Sovereign Press is a family run business with a proud tradition of working in the printing industry.

Sovereign Press is the premier printing business in the Ballarat region with clients expanding right across Australia and overseas. Customer service is the driving force behind their success and has set them apart from other printing companies with their passion for continually exceeding customer’s expectations with product and service.

The team at Sovereign Press assists you with any printing questions, relying on their years of experience, knowledge and eagerness to satisfy their customers through the printing process.

Sovereign Press is a multiple award winning printer and business. The differentiation between the two is important. Winning printing awards is recognition for the quality of the work they produce. Winning awards for the business is based on a number of quality attributes with customer service and business processes sitting at the top of the list.

Climate Change Action

Sovereign Press is a LowC02 business certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) under the NoCO2 Program. To achieve this status and become a low carbon business, Sovereign Press undertook the following process:

  1. Sovereign Press commissioned a LowCO2 audit from CRI to measure their operational carbon footprint for the FY2012. CRI’s LowCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1). Under the protocol Scope 1 & 2 emissions are required to be measured while Scope 3 emissions do not need to be measured. The LowCO2 Audit measures emissions relating to all Scope 1 & 2 emissions and Scope 3 emissions relating to staff travel and waste as these emissions fall within Sovereign Press’ financial control.
  2. Sovereign Press have committed to an ongoing program of offsetting a minimum of 100% of their operational emissions in an approved Verified Carbon Standard project; namely the India Biomass Project, and
  3. Sovereign Press have committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.

What does LowCO2 mean?

By meeting the requirements of LowCO2 certification under the NoCO2 Program, Sovereign Press is now a low carbon business. Sovereign Press has measured and offset their operational emissions, as outlined above.

What Carbon Credit Projects does Sovereign Press purchase offsets from?

India Clean Energy from Biomass

The aim of Biomass projects is to utilize agricultural waste or other non-renewable biomass residues as fuel to generate power and to lower the plants’ dependence on the local grid for electricity. Before the implementation of the project, the electricity needs of such plants were met by power from a coal dominated grid. To meet the rising energy demands in production, a new efficient biomass boiler was installed together with a steam turbine, producing both steam and electricity. The new boilers are fuelled with locally available agricultural waste instead of traditional, emission intensive coal.

Before the start of the project, these agricultural residues were not used. They were either burned without harnessing the resulting thermal energy, or simply left to decay, thereby generating methane emissions. The plant’s steam and electricity requirements can be now supplied by the new cogeneration unit. The investment required for the installation of the new cogeneration unit could not have been raised were it not for the revenue from sales of carbon credits.

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