DYMO Sustainability

From our beginnings in 1958 as an embossing company, DYMO® has grown to become a leader in the labeling industry, with a global reach and responsibility. That responsibility is of great importance to DYMO® and we are committed to maximising your efficiency while investing in sustainability—one label at a time.

With this initiative, DYMO® has a dedicated team striving to become more sustainable every day, not only through our products and packaging, but also through our production and transportation processes, and our social and environmental responsibilities.

OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

Forest Stewardship Council®

DYMO® paper products are FSC Mix meaning that these products are made of material from well-managed, FSC®-certified forests and other controlled sources.

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a global, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide.

100% Post-Industrial Waste

DYMO® plastic external cassettes are made from 100% recycled material.

Our materials come from scrap materials created by manufacturers that were destined for disposal. These scraps are then processed and reused to create our label cassettes.

99% Post-Consumer Waste

DYMO® cardboard sleeve and box label packaging is made from 80% recycled material, while DYMO® plastic blister label packaging is made from 60% recycled material. 99% of this recycled material comes from consumer waste.

Our materials have been diverted and recovered from consumer waste materials that were destined for disposal and are now reused to create our packaging.

WHAT WE’RE DOING

Energy Consumption

We reduced energy consumption at our factory¹ by 27%3 through modernized and more efficient machinery and production processes. We also upgraded to long-lasting LED lighting, lowering the carbon footprint of every label we produce.

Sustainable Materials

Over 40% of DYMO® products are produced1 using water-based adhesives2,which utilise considerably fewer chemical ingredients, making DYMO® products more pleasant in their odour and safer for consumers and the environment.

Water Conservation

In the last 10 years3 we’ve reduced the use of fresh water during production2 by 73%!

We have further committed that over 70% of water used at our factory1 comes from harvested rainwater.

 

Rechargeable Batteries

We were one of the first recognized manufacturers of electronic label makers worldwide. We lead the way with a single long-lasting rechargeable battery1 in the majority of our DYMO® labelers. This means the consumer doesn’t have to use disposable batteries and saves 10% on their energy consumption5.

BPA-Free LW Paper

BPA is an artificial coating on paper, which negatively impacts its solubility, the health of its users, and the environment. As such, all DYMO® LabelWriter™ paper labels are free from BPA.

No Ink or Toner

In comparison to printing sheets of labels with a regular printer, all DYMO® labelers4 use innovative thermal printing technology that eliminates the use and disposal of ink or toner cartridges.

1Sint-Niklaas Plant, Belgium, Europe (LabelWriterTM labels for the US market are produced in Mexicali, Mexico) | 2D1® Standard labels, D1® Durables labels, all Letratag™ labels, Embossing plastic labels, Rhino labels, XTL labels, LabelWriter® durable labels | 3Research conducted by A Greener Refill™ LLC. | 4DYMO® LabelWriter™, LetraTag™, LabelManager™, Embossing™ product range | 5In accordance with most strict set of requirements of department of energy (DOE), DYMO® batteries use minimal to no energy while product is in stand-by | 6LetraTag and Embossing only

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