Sustainability

NURTURING SUSTAINABILITY

Our Commitment

Vivar aspires to build meaningful relationships, values and ethics between our employees, suppliers, customers, and society. We believe in the importance of striking a balance between profitability and sustainability for a business to thrive continuously. It is essential that companies operate responsibly to ensure that the needs of the future generations are not compromised. Therefore, we are committed to implementing green initiatives to all aspects of our business.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Vivar is committed to reducing human impact on the environment for the foreseeable future by implementing green sustainable working systems into all operations. As part of our committment to green initiatives, we have been awarded with the following certifications:

ISO 14001:2015 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC) CERTIFICATION
BOOK CHAIN PROJECT MEMBERSHIP

Our investments into renewable energy technology, energy-efficient equipment and scheduled waste management systems are the forefront of our pursuits for environmental sustainability. Our main areas of interest on the environment include:

EMISSION REGULATION

We constantly regulate and reduce our CO2 and VOC emissions. We lower our environmental impact by using energy efficient technology, buying Carbon Offset programme and choosing greener alternatives for our chemicals and equipment. We hope to achieve net zero carbon emissions in the future.

GREEN CIRCULARITY

We are adopting a green circular business model which we will apply into our material and waste management programs. Our business follows the 5R Principle of Materials Management: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, and Residual management. We are also investing in renewable energy sources to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

FOREST CONSERVATION

We work hard to be a part of the solution to regenerate and conserve forests that are essential to our future. All our paper based raw materials are sourced from sustainable sources which undergo strict regulation and compliance. We keep ourselves accountable through our internal management practices as well as assessments from accredited certification bodies.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

We engage with our employees to ensure that they are on the same page to combat climate change. We introduce our hires to the inner workings of our environmental management systems and equip them with the skills to integrate and innovate greener solutions.


SOCIAL WELLBEING

Vivar have attained Sedex Smeta, which prioritizes the welfare of employees and workers and ensures that they are safe during and outside of work. Our management and employees go above and beyond the regulations in safeguarding our workplace. We strive to provide a healthy work environment that promotes confidence, creativity and overall well-being.

The Book Chain Project exists to help publishers and book printing companies make informed buying decisions by tracking manufacturing processes and building supply chains. The Project is based on several perspectives – forest sourcing, chemicals and materials, labor and environment.