Two Sides exists because people who are passionate about and dedicated to this industry have become increasingly dismayed that the right environmental credentials of the graphic communication supply chain are not adequately explained and that a new generation is growing up believing the print and paper is a media which can be replaced by other forms of more sustainable and effective communication.
In joining Two Sides, members can, practically and effectively, set out the facts about the industry and ensure that these are communicated to those who use print and paper media not only for commercial purposes but also for learning.
Members can also demonstrate and promote their commitment to sustainability by uploading their company profiles to the Two Sides site.
Membership fees are used to fund all Two Sides activity.
Membership provides access to all the materials of the Two Sides campaign. It is open to businesses of all sizes keen to develop and communicate essential environmental skills and also understand how print can succeed in a multimedia world.
There are three member categories available for participation in the activities of Two Sides:
Any business that is actively involved for commercial reasons in the Graphic Communications Value Chain; commits to the prevailing Two Sides Principles on environmental performance, and undertakes the payment of the annual Two Sides subscription fee and files a fully and accurately completed application form with the Two Sides Secretariat is eligible to become a Two Sides Member.
Representative Body Member
Any Representative Body actively involved in the Graphic Communications Value Chain that commits to the prevailing Two Sides Principles and files a fully and accurately completed application form with the Two Sides Secretariat is eligible to become a Representative Body Member of Two Sides.
Organisations that have specific skills and expertise, who subscribe to the aims and objectives of the Charter, and who commit to playing an active part in assisting Two Sides in its endeavours are eligible to become a partner Member of Two Sides.
How much does it cost to become a member?
A fundamental principle of Two Sides is to be inclusive, encouraging organisations of all sizes to contribute to the overall aim of promoting responsible environmental practices throughout the Graphic Communications Value Chain.
To achieve this, annual membership fees for organisations trading for commercial reasons in paper and print calculated as a percentage of their relevant yearly turnover in Australia and New Zealand.
Relevant turnover is defined as the total turnover derived from those parts of the business entity that are directly involved in the Graphic Communications Value Chain.
Commercial Member Fee:
Calculated based on annual turnover
$100+ million turnover – $5,000
$50m to $100m turnover – $3,500
$20m to $50m turnover – $2,500
$10m to $20m turnover – $2,000
$5m to $10m turnover – $1,500
$2m to $5m turnover – $500
Under 2m turnover – $250
Representative Body Member Fee: By agreement
Partners Member Fee: By agreement
Two Sides recognises that applicants may have wider commercial interests which are outside of the Graphic Communications Supply Chain. In these circumstances, applicants will be asked to declare their turnover arising from Print and Paper activities and raise a subscription on relevant turnover according to the formula above.
- All print and paper activity must be declared
- Turnover derived from non-print and paper products may be excluded
- Your membership period is dependant on the date of your membership application
- Two Sides reserves the right to challenge and/or request additional information about an applicant’s declared relevant turnover figure, in order to ensure consistency of fee payments across the Two Sides Membership
- Discretionary supplementary financial contributions to Two Sides are also welcome
- Subscription rates may vary from time to time and will be decided by the Board