We want to act differently.
We are aware that records are made of plastic. But they are not “disposable products” – they are a piece of music culture.
Since the production process generates a lot of unavoidable CO2 emissions, we want to make a contribution and compensate for the pollutant emissions. We see the voluntary compensation of these emissions as the first step towards an “environmentally friendly record”. If you wish, the CO2 emissions generated during production are calculated and offset by investing in a climate protection project.
How does that work?
We report your pressing to natureOffice.com and receive a certificate for your catalog number and production title.
The initiative „Deutschland Plus“ from natureOffice has created an efficient tool to effectively improve the state of forests, biotopes and bogs in the project regions in Germany. The lean infrastructure enables the effective use of funds and communicates to a growing population group the climate and species protection problems and the potentially grave consequences for our society. This strengthens the regional and nationwide commitment to our natural world on a broad basis. The Germany-wide locations have been supervised for many years by the Bergwaldprojekt e.V. Bergwaldprojekt e.V. was founded in 1987 for the purpose of protecting, preserving and maintaining the forests, in particular the mountain forests and the cultural landscape, as well as promoting the understanding of our relationship with nature, the interests of the forest and the dependency of humans on related livelihoods and thus enables complementary environmental and climate protection projects.
- to preserve the diverse functions of ecosystems
- to make the participants aware of the importance and endangerment of our natural basis of life
- to encourage a broad public awareness of nature-friendly handling of natural resources
What else do we do for sustainability?
Optionally, we also offer Recycling Vinyl. Your records are pressed from 100% recycled PVC, carefully obtained from production off-cuts. This enables us to reduce costs and emissions while contributing to the conservation of our environment. The quality of our Recycling Vinyl records is on par with the conventional version. You can choose between classic black and a random array of colours. Find sample photos here.
We have our business account at Germany’s first social and ecological bank, the GLS Bank. They not only refrain from speculating with their money on the international financial markets, but also support sustainable entrepreneurs in Germany through credits, so that they can act socially, ecologically and economically sensible.
Our studios and offices are powered by green power from Naturstrom. The resulting annual CO2 savings correspond to the lives of more than 30 trees. We host our websites at raidboxes, who also supply their servers and infrastructure with green electricity and are committed to CO2 compensation. Our e-mail provider mailbox.org also works with 100% green electricity.
Shipping and Packaging
In order to avoid plastic as much as possible, we use adhesive tape and paper document pouches.
We use recycled cardboard from our printers as outer cartons for the 25-LP boxes. Deliveries on pallets are made with CO2 offsetting via our shipping companies.
We use pallets made of corrugated cardboard or EPAL pallets in the exchange system. In cooperation with the Industriepark Augsburg, we use disposable pallets that would otherwise be disposed of.
When packing the pallets, we try to avoid stretch films if possible. If film cannot be avoided, we work with recycled stretch film made of 75% recyclate and at least 51% post consumer recycling.
In addition, all packages leaving our premises are shipped climate neutrally via “DHL GoGreen” or “UPS Carbon neutral”.
We make all decisions as a team, which means everyone has the same say.