2020 & THE ENVIRONMENT: it's time to act, but how? PrintReleaf! Article 2 of 10

At Advanced UK, we're demonstrating our commitment to the environment, and we're helping our clients take positive steps to implement positive and effective change. It's time to act!

In this blog series, our own environmental evangelist, Humperdinck Jackman, explores a range of technologies and services which Advanced UK has launched to contribute to a better future for us all.  

As we embark on this new decade, it seems appropriate to introduce something so new, and so positive for the environment, that it's only a matter of time until every organisation is participating. We're working in partnership with 'PrintReleaf', and we see this as the start of an amazing journey: before long, every client of ours will be on-board and reaping the benefits.

The PrintReleaf proposition is actually quite simple: we measure your print output, and we enable PrintReleaf to plant the appropriate number of trees to re-forest what you have consumed in any given year. You print, we track, and we plant. Simple!

Helping Customers Reach Sustainability Goals

The managed print services (MPS) customers of Advanced UK and Xerox  have the opportunity to contribute to the reforestation of global forests through Xerox’s new partnership with PrintReleaf. Based on a theme of “you print one, we’ll plant one,” PrintReleaf leverages paper usage reporting and equates the number of trees needed to reforest that usage on an equivalent basis in geographic areas of need.



PrintReleaf is a Certification System Too!

Part of the brilliance of the system is that PrintReleaf  is subjected to third-party certification, verification, and auditing performed by the certifying body, SGS International.

Now, not only are you able to select where in the world you wish your trees to be planted, the SDS audit actually verifies that the trees were planted and that they survived too. 

As to where, it gets even better: choose from sites in the United Kingdom, the USA, Africa, Central and South America, and India too. In this way, you're in control, and you receive an auditable certificate for every batch of trees planted, as in the example below.

The 6 Key Benefits of Subscribing to PrintReleaf via Advanced UK

We're committed to the PrintReleaf program, and we see huge potential for our commercial print clients, schools, construction corporations, law firms, and indeed all of the other high volume print users.

We're going further than anyone else, and we're launching new ways for even the smallest business to participate.

1. Technology

Our innovative patented technology and engaging user experience is the first of its kind.

2. Environmental Restoration

Reforestation provides environmental and ecological restoration where the planet needs it most.

3. Certification

Third-party certification, verification, and auditing performed by our certifying body, SGS International.

4. Jobs

Reforestation projects provide new jobs to uplift communities and local economies where we plant trees.

5. Positive Recognition

Social integrations provide automated promotion to partner and customer social media channels.

6. Automation

Completely automated, end-to-end integration from printer to seedling with no software to install.

Key Benefits of PrintReleaf

Of all of the benefits, it's the guaranteed tree survival which is actually the most impressive. The trees which are planted to offset your paper usage are not being planted in 'wood harvesting operations, but they're planted instead for long-term survivability. 

  • No initial audit required;
  • No annual certification fees;
  • Guaranteed tree survival;
  • Global scope


Through PrintReleaf, your paper consumption is measured and trees are automatically reforested across our global network of certified reforestation projects.

PrintReleaf guarantees every sheet of paper a customer consumes will be reforested at a rate of 8,333 sheets of standard letter (8.5 × 11" 20lb paper) or 37.16kg per tree (40ft height × 7in width or 12.192m × 0.1778m).

This open-source formula is widely and generally accepted as the industry standard as established by the Environmental Paper Network.



PrintReleaf certifies the reforestation of each customer’s forest footprint according to the measurement and calculations defined in the PrintReleaf Standard.

Each month, customers are issued certificates for trees planted at reforestation projects of their choice.

At the same time PrintReleaf will update each customer’s Lifetime Certificate and report on their growing reforestation impact across PrintReleaf’s network of global projects.


We have developed a rigorous audit process with our certifying body, SGS International, a leading global forestry auditor with expertise in Chain of Custody (CoC) certification, to uphold and maintain the integrity of the PrintReleaf Standard.

Each reforestation project is audited over an initial eight year verification timeline, then ongoing, until capacity is achieved to ensure 100% net survivability of trees.


Total Ease of Use

Regardless whether you are printing magazines, books and newspapers, wide format or business cards, or just normal office correspondence, PrintReleaf can work for you. Our software gathers the data, and we do the rest. 

You'll find the Advanced UK implementation of PrintReleaf will give you advantages across your sales and marketing activities, but also expect your HR team to thank you, as your organisation will become a more appealing place for top talent to work!

More information? Download the brochure!

Advanced-UK is here to support you

At Advanced-UK, we have the pan-European experience to deliver and support the most sophisticated MFP fleets, and we'd be pleased to to help you explore these latest innovations.

Call us on 01895 811811


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2020 & THE ENVIRONMENT: it's time to act, but how?

At Advanced UK, we're committed to the environment, and we're helping our clients take positive steps to implement positive and effective change.

In this blog series, our own environmental evangelist, Humperdinck Jackman, explores a range of technologies and services which Advanced UK has launched to contribute to a better future for us all. 

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Humperdinck Jackman

Director of Consulting Services

Humperdinck has a 30-year career spanning Document Management Systems (DMS), data protection, Artificial Intelligence, Data Protection and Robotic Process Automation. With many articles published in print internationally, he believes the advances in office technology are such that we're entering the 4th Industrial Revolution. Now Director of Marketing and Consulting Services at Advanced UK, he's as active with clients as he is in endeavouring to write original blog articles.