Green & Golden
At Golden Discs we are constantly striving to minimise the impact our business can have on Mother Earth. This effort is shared across the company and is front and centre in our efforts to grow and expand our online division.
We use fully sustainable 100% recyclable packaging for all of our orders. Our packaging suppliers believe they will be the world’s first packaging producer to have offset their entire supply chain footprint from Feb 2022 (see certifications below).
We are proud to say that our distribution partners at An Post now own and operate the largest fleet of electric delivery vehicles in Ireland, to low-emission chauffeur our best music and movies around the country to our customers.
And in an effort to save on paper waste, we digitised our entire fulfilment process in 2021 to afford us a fully paperless operation (and office) from order-in to parcel-out.
We are also currently upgrading our lighting systems to low energy LEDs where appropriate and even allow vegans to roam freely around our canteen at lunch.
We welcome any further suggestions from our patrons (firstname.lastname@example.org) on how we can love our planet more and hope that our enthusiastic endeavours make somewhat of an impact on this little green isle and possibly beyond.
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Plastic Free Certification.
By 2018 our sustainable inventions had replaced over 12,000 tonnes of single- use plastic packaging which, in turn, allowed all of our products to be certified PLASTICFREE by A Plastic Planet as of Jan 2020.
The Plastic Free Certification Mark is an aspirational mark of excellence and demonstrates a commitment to a sustainable future of packaging without plastic. Designed for the SHOPPER, not for industry, the Plastic Free Certification Mark sits clearly on the front of pack where it tells you one thing: This packaging is 100% PLASTIC FREE.
All our raw material is FSC® certified and therefore all our suppliers are within the necessary chain of custody. We are proud to use FSC® certified products and hence reflected as such within our usual Lil lock up, which you will find on all our products.
By holding ISO 14001 for many years now, it is widely recognised that we work within a framework that delivers better management control which has, in turn, resulted in reducing our environmental impact significantly.
In addition to improvements in performance, we have reaped a number of economic benefits, including higher conformance with legislative and regulatory requirements by adopting the ISO standard.
By minimising the risk of regulatory and environmental liability fines, we have improved our organisation's efficiency, whilst also delivering a reduction in waste, consumption of resources, and operating costs.