APS developed Print Marketplace, an innovative online portal for purchasing print, in partnership with the Crown Commercial Service and YPO. We’re incredibly proud of the platform’s commitment to sustainability and social value. Schools, universities and academies now have a truly sustainable option for purchasing the thousands of print items they need every year.

Ross Buthee, Commercial Lead at CCS, recently featured in the Department for Education’s ‘Buying for Schools’ blog, explained how easy it is to make responsible buying decisions using the system, and how it can contribute to organisational goals. The online solution makes it easy to opt for more environmentally friendly buying decisions, even down to choosing a specific grade of sustainability (such as 100%-recycled) for materials used.

With ability to filter quotes by delivery miles, buyers can choose to support local suppliers and reduce CO2 emissions with the same purchase, and residual carbon emissions can be offset with most print quotes, which is a win for everyone! You can read more about Print Marketplace here 🌍👉