All CEWE brand products (CEWE PHOTOBOOK, calendar, wall art, greeting cards, INSTANT PHOTOS) are produced climate-neutrally – demonstrably and without any additional costs for the company’s customers. Even shipping CEWE products to the customer is climate neutral in Germany (UPS Carbon Neutral Shipment, GOGREEN by Deutsche Post AG, DrivingChange by DPD). Commercial Online Printing (SAXOPRINT, viaprinto and LASERLINE) lets customers produce a climate neutral print of their products against a small surcharge. Here at CEWE, we achieve climate neutrality by reducing emissions and offsetting CO₂ emissions that cannot be avoided. Further information on the reduction and compensation of CO₂ emissions at CEWE is available here.
CEWE continually increases the use of environmentally-friendly materials. The blisters used for CEWE's advent calendars will be plastic free starting in 2020, and instead will be made from starch.Since November 2022, all Advent calendars have been equipped with a blister that is fully biodegradable. And with Tonys Chocolonelys, CEWE has found a partner for the chocolate that is actively committed to combating modern slavery and child labour.
The principal raw material used at CEWE is paper. In 2019, more than 28,248 t of paper were printed to produce products (photos and print). To boost a sustainable forest management, all European operations of CEWE are certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). FSC is a global organisation that sets the standards for sustainable forestation. FSC standards require the complete value chain from the forest owner to the printing shop to be completely certified. Within the framework of the certification, incoming and outgoing goods as well as production flows undergo a review by independent third parties once a year. Most bought-in digital and photo printing paper and all materials used for FSC-certified products are FSC-certified at CEWE.
FSC-certified products include: