Inspiring a healthy Aotearoa
Having recently celebrated 100 years as a Kiwi business, Medical Assurance Society (MAS) is a member-owned insurance and investment provider inspiring healthier communities and a healthier planet. Formed in 1921 by a group of Napier doctors, it’s one of only two mutual insurers left in New Zealand.
Earlier this year, MAS reviewed their print supply relationship and put out an RFP, requesting proposals from proactive printers with strong sustainability credentials and best-practice print management processes. After an intense RFP process, we won MAS.
Head of Brand and Partnerships at MAS, Nicola Airey, says: “We want to ‘inspire a healthy Aotearoa’, and that refers to the country’s mental, physical and environmental health. So it makes total sense that we want suppliers and partners who are aligned to our goals.
“We’d never looked at our tonnage of paper or measured our carbon footprint in relation to printing, so we wanted a printer who could help us to make sustainability gains, as well as improve our print systems and processes. It came down to a choice between two suppliers. [SCG] came out the strongest because they’re a multi-generational family business and so are we. Everything lined up.”
With our combined services, experience and sustainability credentials, we provided MAS with a seamless end to end solution for their members’ magazine in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Printed using our Toitū Envirocare carbonzero service, the production of their ‘On Mas’ magazine, which has a print run of 25,000, is tangible evidence of our ability to help MAS achieve their sustainability goals.
The magazine was PEFC certified, meaning the stock comes from sustainably managed forests, and was packaged in an eco-friendly home-compostable flow-wrap for protection in transit.
We’ve also equipped MAS with an online print portal for day-to-day print ordering and management and helped them with storage and distribution for their promotional merchandise, including sourcing promotional items that are more sustainable.
“Being able to make it a carbon neutral printed product is a leap forward for us,” adds Airey.