As the leading B2B publisher of environmental information for the global textile and apparel industries, MCL News & Media (MCL) fully understands its serious obligation to conduct business in a manner that minimises the impact of our operations on the environment.
Offices & employees
We raise employee environmental awareness and encourage action in the workplace and at home. In our daily operations, we minimise raw material use, waste and emissions through careful design, contract specification and process control. We assess our suppliers’ environmental performance before we engage in any contract.
MCL monitors and minimises its energy consumption. We have installed a 7.28 KWp, 28 panel solar system with an estimated annual generation of 5,846 kWh. We work with the award winning UK company ‘Good Energy’ to reduce our energy use. Good Energy generates and purchases renewable electricity, and supplies electricity and gas to homes and businesses throughout the UK.
All external office walls have been double insulated and skimmed and our roof space has been double insulated with space blanket technology to increase energy efficiencies. Our office lighting has been converted to LED and existing office windows have been replaced with A+ rated energy efficiency. We have a power point for an electric vehicle, which is directly connected to our solar panel network.
Carpet floor tiles are second-hand Interface recycled nylon products and all our office furniture has either been upcycled or recycled.
All company vehicles are hybrid or fully electric models, which can be charged on MCL News & Media premises via our solar panel network.
All our publications are printed on FSC certified REVIVE recycled MIX paper stock that is fully traceable and is responsibly sourced. We also have a policy of offering electronic versions of all our products through various subscription options. In addition, in a bid to reduce the amount of plastic that we use, the print edition of Ecotextile News is delivered in a wrapper made entirely from fully compostable potato starch – and is safe to dispose of in your home or office food recycling bin.
MCL News & Media only partners with organisations that have a clear environmental policy and have evidence of this policy being effectively implemented.
We only run advertising from clients who are making a genuine effort to improve the impact of their own operations and the impact of the global textile sector through new innovations and services. A member of our team of experienced journalists and experts undertake due diligence on ALL our advertisers products and services PRIOR to any contract being signed. Since 2006 we have regularly turned down significant advertising revenues from a number of potential new clients who we believe do not share the same aims and scope of Ecotextile News on either environmental or social issues.
European Outdoor Conservation Association
MCL News & Media, the publisher of Ecotextile News, is proud to be a member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA). The editor of Ecotextile News was an active EOCA board member for the three-year period from 2017 - 2020. EOCA is a not-for-profit organisation funded by a group of businesses involved in the European outdoor industry, which raises funds to put directly into grassroots conservation projects worldwide.
In its first 14 years of existence, EOCA has supported 64 projects to the tune of over €1.54 million.
MCL News & Media shares the responsibility for environmental management with all its employees who all have a responsibility to continually improve our environmental performance and we periodically review our policy to improve how we operate.
Dated: 29th October 2020.