We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. Working together, we can make a difference. We are always looking for improvement in our environmental performance through our supply chain and taking positive, practical steps to reduce our impact on the local and global environment.

We have programmes in place to help our clients improve their environmental performance in a cost neutral way. We encourage our clients to order online with all order acknowledgements being sent by email. We also invoice electronically by default.

We strongly believe that, by working in partnership with you, we can make a difference and reduce the environmental impact of our business and yours. We are keen to work together to introduce a number of simple initiatives that are easy to integrate into your business and make sound environmental sense.

We don’t just provide office supplies but a whole range of other products and services which means fewer suppliers and less orders by consolidating all your products. This in turn reduces the number of deliveries, packaging, invoices, paperwork, natural resources and carbon emissions. By combining your products and services to one supplier, you can benefit from so many environmental advantages but also look forward to real cost savings too.

Please talk to us about your bespoke requirements.

Reducing our Carbon Footprint is a key priority. This is achieved through a number of pro-active measures including regularly monitoring the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of the 500 vehicle Truline delivery fleet.

Over 75% of the vehicles are less than two years old and fitted with Euro 5 engines - the cleanest running engine technology in today’s market
Electric vehicles deliver in London which run with nil emissions
There are 40 new Ford Transits in the fleet with smaller bodies for greater payload. They are the best in class for load volume and improved fuel efficiency. They are all fitted with Stop/Start technology which cuts off the engine in sitting traffic
All the double decker trailers have the aerodynamic sloping roof which can improve fuel efficiency by as much as 8%
The vans 'back load' with key suppliers which mean that instead of returning to the warehouse empty, the vehicles call on suppliers to pick up goods that are required to be delivered into stock. As well as reducing costs, this means fewer vehicles on the road and fewer associated environmental impacts
All of the delivery fleet is fitted with NAVMAN for route optimisation
Capital investment in the Truline fleet over the last two years has been over £5 million with a large proportion of expenditure being made on UK manufactured products such as DAF and Montracon

Consolidated Deliveries:

You can help by consolidating your orders into a single delivery run and increasing your order value. We are able to help you do this using our ordering software and management tools. Many clients now have deliveries made only on a specific day/s in the week.

Reduces your internal order processing time
Reduces the packaging required
Help us reduce our deliver Carbon Footprint and emissions
Reduces administration
Reduces overall spend

If goods are urgently required, we can still deliver next day as normal.

 

Our quarterly SMART Business Intelligence Meetings analyse all areas of your business putting  your environmental and services performance at your fingertips.

This process allows us to get to know your business and your environmental objectives.

If you have specific environmental targets, we will help you achieve your goals through analysing products, services and environmentally friendly product alternatives usage.

Each business has its own objectives, however we usually report on the following core areas:

Number of orders
Number of lines per order
Number of deliveries
Number of Recycla box's you have re-used
Percentage of orders placed online
Percentage of environmentally friendly products ordered

Environmentally Friendly Products:

Our Globe & Tick™ range offers a quick and easy way to make an environmental product choice. The Globe & Tick™ accreditation scheme makes it easy to select genuinely ‘green’ alternatives which have been stringently assessed.

From paper to cleaning supplies, the Globe & Tick™ range includes products for all areas of the workplace
Since its launch 15 years ago the range has been expanded and now features over 1,600 products which equates to 18% of our total catalogue product lines

The envisage® range of toner cartridges is a genuinely sustainable choice, offering you a reliable, cost effective way to improve the needless waste of valuable materials and the use of landfill sites. Manufacturing of envisage® printer cartridges essentially means the re-use of plastic and metals whilst saving energy and reducing waste.

All envisage® cartridges are guaranteed to be as good as the original in terms of print quality and page yield
Save up to 30% against original manufacturer (OEM) cartridge prices
We supply a comprehensive range of cartridges from all the leading printer and fax brands including Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Hewlett Packard (HP), Lexmark, Samsung and Xerox

Recycling Services:

We recognise that merely being a supplier is no longer enough. It is equally as critical to support our customers in ensuring that the product is disposed of responsibly after it has been used and recycled where possible. We offer an extensive range of disposal and recycling services so that you can manage your responsibilities efficiently and securely.

Toner cartridge recycling
Battery recycling
WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
Furniture collection and recycling

Closed Loop:

We want to close the loop from just supplying copier paper to recycling it into a new product and then supplying paper again.

The Closed Loop service allows you to turn your waste paper into new 100% recycled copier paper that you can use and recycle again.

Comparable in cost
Closed Loop paper uses 50% less water, 60% less energy and 70% reduction in air pollution
To date, 2.5 million reams of Closed Loop copier paper has been produced with almost 100 acres of woodland saved