• A Greener Way To Do Business

    Quills Group UK Environment

Environment & Sustainability

Environmental Policy

As a business we see our Environmental Policy as a journey and we are always looking for ways to improve and reduce waste within the business.

Our aim is to work with our customers and help them to reduce their environmental impact.

We use suppliers who are environmentally responsible, have sustainably sourced products and where possible have the ISO 14001 Environmental Standards accreditation.

Quills are a carbon balanced company and our CO2 emissions are offset through the World Land Trust (WLT).

The WLT is an international conservation charity, which protects the world’s most biologically important and threatened habitats acre by acre.

Since its foundation in 1989, WLT has funded partner organisations around the world to create reserves, and give permanent protection to habitats and wildlife.

Minimising Waste & Recycling

We currently recycle paper, cardboard, batteries, toner cartridges and water bottles

We collect toner cartridges for our customers which are then recycled by our partner and 100% of the proceeds are donated to charity

We minimise paper use by storing information digitally and only print when absolutely necessary

We always utilise electronic marketing materials where possible to further reduce the need for printing

All non-recyclable electrical equipment is disposed of responsibly

Transport

Our fleet are all low emission vehicles and are regularly maintained

Routes are planned daily to ensure maximum fuel efficiency

Out of area deliveries are despatched by the closest local depot or local third party courier

Our C0 ₂ carbon emissions are calculated and offset through the World Land Trust

We encourage employee car sharing and cycling to work

Where possible public transport is used to attend meetings

Energy

Low energy electrical products are always purchased where possible

All non-critical equipment is switched off when not in use

Rechargeable batteries are used for all mobile appliances

Green

We deliver a diverse range of ‘green’ products which are easily accessible via our ‘Green Index’ at the front of our catalogue

10,000 products are sustainably sourced and/or 50% recycled and are available to order through Quills

Corporate documentation and business cards are always printed on FSC paper

Our catalogue is 100% recyclable. The paper is biodegradable as compost or can be incinerated to produce energy

Deliveries are packed in boxes which are 100% recyclable