Proofreading by Proofed Beyond Doubt
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Environmental policy

Proofed Beyond Doubt is committed to protecting the environment, and recognises that businesses of all sizes can achieve significant cost savings and other benefits from the waste minimisation and good environmental practices that stem from an effective environmental policy.

This environmental policy provides a clear statement to our clients that we understand our environmental impacts and are taking action to minimise them.

We recognise that our main service – the proofreading and copy-editing of electronic and paper materials - involves the use of computers and other electrical equipment which result in CO2 emissions, and the generation of waste products, chiefly paper. It is our aim to minimise the environmental impacts of our business and to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. This policy describes how we will achieve our aim.


This environmental policy applies to all of our operations including proofreading and copy-editing activities, administration, delivery and procurement.


What we are committed to How we will achieve this

1: Energy efficiency
  • use of energy efficient lighting and heating
  • switching off computers and other electrical equipment when not in use.

2: Reduction in paper and plastics consumption
  • only printing when necessary
  • using recycled paper, and printing on both sides when possible
  • reuse of single-sided printed sheets
  • offering electronic proofreading as an alternative to paper-based proofreading
  • minimising the use of plastic materials wherever possible
  • minimising the use of single-use plastic wherever possible
  • avoiding the use of over-packaged products.

3: Recycling

All waste materials will be segregated and recycled where possible, including:
  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • cardboard
  • paper
  • plastics
  • tins
  • foil
  • ink cartridges
  • light bulbs
  • drinks cartons (Tetra Pak)
  • obsolete IT equipment.

4: Communication
  • All new clients and suppliers will be informed of our commitment to minimising our environmental impact.

Monitoring and auditing

This environmental policy and progress against our objectives will be reviewed quarterly.


Our environmental policy will be published on this website.

Effective: 15 April 2009

Last reviewed: 10 March 2022