OUR ENVIRONMENTAL PLEDGE
At Ohh Deer we’re on a mission. A mission to create a positive impact.
We’ve always been very conscious of keeping our impact on the environment to a minimum. We work with charitable causes close to our hearts. Created a safe, diverse and inclusive workplace where people can thrive. And felt a duty as a small business to ensure we were making decisions because it was the right thing to do, not based upon the impact to our bottom line.
Our current mission (we know, we’re not alone!) is to ensure we have a full audit history of our supply chain. We began this process in 2021 and are proud to declare that, although still a work in progress, we’re confident we know where we’re making an impact and where improvements need to be made.
It’s very easy (surprisingly easy in fact) to simply offset the carbon you produce and therefore, become net-zero but the real change comes in reviewing your processes and making more sustainable and greener choices.
We’re currently climate positive which means we go above achieving net zero carbon emissions by realising an environmental benefit and removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Sourced Locally, Printed Ethically
All of our paper based products are sourced locally from sustainable, well-maintained forests, or recycled materials, therefore reducing the potential carbon emissions required to import the paper by 117,666kg of Co2 per year.
Our cards are lithographically printed using vegetable inks that are eco friendly and VOC free, which results in fewer emissions and less waste.
All our envelopes are made from sustainable and/or recycled materials. Our manufacturers are audited and hold all the correct accreditations.
They recycle all paper-based material waste every day, including all envelope paper and cardboard, which is then used by a recycling partner to manufacture new recycled paper-based products, such as our Fleck Kraft envelopes.
No Glitter, Less Foil
We never use more than 30% foil elements on our products. The result? They are 100% recyclable.
We don’t like to add glitter elements to our designs (we feel we are snazzy enough). However, where we do, we only use biodegradable glitter products.
PLASTIC-FREE PACKAGING PLEDGE
All orders are shipped to you in cardboard boxes and we removed all unnecessary plastic covers from our stationery and giftware, replacing them with bio-cello alternatives where possible or sending them naked.
We have a cardboard shredder in-house where we turn all of our excess cardboard boxes into packing material to protect your deliveries - ensuring that your products arrive safely while also allowing you to recycle it after receipt. But rest assured we attempt to fill the available space with product where possible. We are also removed vinyl tape from our mailer boxes and replaced it with brown paper tape when a box isn't self-seal.
We are continuously looking for improvements to our packaging processes to make them more sustainable so if you ever have feedback on what we could do better, please contact us