Ensuring the Wellbeing of All Those Involved in the Visual Book.
At the Visual Book, our top priority is the wellbeing of all those involved in the creation of our product, from our employees and suppliers in the UK to our manufacturers overseas. We adhere to a strict supplier code of conduct to ensure that all those involved in the production of the Visual Book are treated fairly and with respect.
Additionally, we take the safety and environmental impact of our product seriously. The Visual Book is certified with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) mark, which indicates that it complies with European Union regulations on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
The Visual Book also has a CE (Conformité Européene) marking, which indicates that it meets the safety, health, and environmental protection requirements of the European Union. This includes requirements for the protection of the environment, public health, and consumer safety.
The UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessed) marking is a conformity marking for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland). It is required for most products that fall under the scope of European Union directives, such as the RoHS directive that applies to the Visual Book. The UKCA marking indicates that the product has been assessed and conforms to the relevant British standards, including requirements for safety, health, and environmental protection. It replaces the CE marking for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain.
Our books & packaging also includes the crossed-out bin symbol with a bar, which indicates that it is not to be disposed of in household waste. Instead, it should be properly recycled or disposed of through appropriate channels. This symbol is part of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive, which aims to reduce the environmental impact of electrical and electronic equipment.
At the Visual Book, we are committed to following sustainable development goals and reducing our environmental impact. We strive to minimize waste through the design of our packaging, which can be reused as storage, and we carefully select materials and suppliers that are environmentally friendly.
As the founder of the Visual Book, I have a personal connection to sustainability and development. I studied International Development for my Master's degree, where I took modules on topics such as Energy, Climate Change and Development, Environmental Economics, and Participatory Interventions in Development. Growing up in Nigeria, a developing region with significant economic and environmental challenges, I have seen firsthand the importance of sustainable practices. This personal experience drives my commitment to creating a sustainable and responsible company through the Visual Book.