Environmental Activities



Sustainable Development Goals

Brother is proud to support the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals – the global plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

The Brother Group will create social value globally through our businesses to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs based on the Brother Group Environmental Policy.


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The Circular Economy

The Circular Economy involves closing the materials loop so that waste materials don’t fall out at the end. It is about moving away from the traditional linear economy of make, use, dispose. It is about ‘designing out’ waste from the product life cycle, recovering and regenerating products and materials at the end of each service life. Our toner remanufacturing ensures that toner cartridges get a new life, contributing to a sustainable Circular Economy. 


Saving CO2 through recycling

Our toner recycling schemes enable us to calculate how much CO2 our customers are saving through recycling their toner cartridges. In just one year, we saved 5,300 tonnes of CO2 through our toner recycling activities in the UK and Slovakia. Offering efficiency as well as quality, each remanufactured toner cartridge offers an average 36% reduction in CO2 emissions over a newly manufactured model.

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Carbon Neutral - We are the first carbon neutral factory in the Brother Group

BIUK has achieved carbon neutrality status for FY2020 and has committed to implementing continuous carbon reduction plans to reduce emissions year on year.​

The certification, carried out by independent expert the Carbon Trust, includes the calculation on BIUK’s Scope 1 & 2 emissions, which includes the direct Green House Gas emissions associated with vehicles, and the company’s indirect emissions from sources such as electricity. The Carbon Trust’s methodology is based on BSI PAS2060:2014 Standard for carbon neutrality which is an internationally recognized standard. The company’s carbon footprint was also independently verified by the Carbon Trust.

The remaining 173 tonnes of CO2e have been offset, through the purchase of carbon credits, supporting projects across the globe that make a measurable difference to people’s lives as well as protecting the environment and supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The verified Gold Standard offsets support projects involving renewable energy, Gyapa stoves and clean water in various countries across the world such as Kenya, Ghana, Indonesia and India.​

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Zero Waste to Landfill

We have been a fully accredited Zero Waste to Landfill site (Valpak) since 2013. We are committed to reducing waste in all aspects of our business from our production lines to our offices to ensure that absolutely nothing goes to landfill 

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Zero waste to landfill logo, a certification that was awared to Brother Industries UK for our approach to waste

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Brother Group Environmental Vision 2050

The Brother Group Environmental Vision 2050 recognizes the key social issues of climate change, resource depletion, environmental pollution, and destruction of the ecosystem as business risks for the Brother Group and clearly states the group's continuous commitment toward solving these issues over the long term as a company that uses energy and resources to provide products using bio-based items such as paper, thread and cloth.


Brother Global website – Environmental Vision 2050