Environmental Commitments

We are commited to working with responsible suppliers to empower our customers to make sustainable choices. With our range of environmental products and expert guidance, purchasing sustainably has never been more rewarding. From recycled paper, to energy-efficient office equipment, we offer a range of products and services to help your workplace reach it’s environmental goals.

By collaborating with suppliers who prioritise ethical sourcing and who wish to reduce their impact on the environment, we ensure that the products available from us reflect a commitment to the environment.

Read on to view further commitments from Quills.

Environmental Plant a Tree Programme

We support the World Land Trust charity Plant a Tree Programme through our reward scheme.  When you shop from our eco range you earn reward points which you can redeem and choose to Plant a Tree to help fight climate change. For more information or to get involved, please click here or below. World Land Trust (WLT) is a charity registered in England and Wales, number 1001291.

To make sustainable purchasing even easier, we have a dedicated eco purchasing area on our webstore which includes lots of environmentally friendly workplace supplies items including paper, catering equipment, cleaning supplies, recycling bins and more.

Happy packaging

  • No single-use plastic from our main supplier, plus shredded packing void made onsite
  • No oversized boxes, we have A3, A4 and A5.
  • No plastic tape from headoffice parcels – we’ll also re-use boxes when we can.
  • If we deliver to you regularly, think about using plastic crates which we can rotate each time we deliver to reduce packaging on your site (we’ll reuse the box that comes to us or recycle it).
  • We’re able to supply 100% recyclable packaging supplies to our customer too.

Careful Route Planning

Our vans are all low emission and comply with ULEZ standards and are regularly maintained. Everyday our routes are planned to ensure the lowest cumulative mileage and maximum fuel efficiency. Out of area deliveries are despatched by the closest local depot or by a local third party courier.

We also calculate our operational Co2 carbon emissions annually and offset unavoidable emmission via the World Land Trust.

2024 is an exciting time as we begin to collate our baseline data from 2023 to be able to set in motion our journey to Net Zero by 2030.

For employee travel, our field based teams travel by public transport to attend meetings, exhibitions and conferences.

Charity

  • We support the World Land Trust charity with the Plant a Tree progamme linked to our rewards programme.
  • In 2023 we donated money to go towards craft supplies for Arts for All Charity.  We also donated some A3 paper for the charity.
  • In  2023 we donated 90 reams of paper to John Scurr Primary School.
  • In 2024 we have donated 100 glue sticks, reusable notepads and pens to John Scurr Primary School.

2024 – What are we doing?

  • We are looking into closed loop solutions and moving to mains fed water system rather than bottled water stations
  • Energy efficient lighting was introduced in Jan 2024 at Head Office
  • We use renewable energy from SEFE and British Gas
  • Our catalogue is 100% recyclable and the paper is biodegradable as compost or can be incinerated to produce energy
  • We recycle tech equipment, paper, cardboard, batteries, toner cartridges and plastic
  • We minimise paper use by storing information digitally and only print when necessary
  • We always utilise electronic marketing materials first to reduce the need for printing or posting
  • All non-recyclable electrical equipment is disposed of responsibly
  • We are continuing to introduce new sustainable solutions for our clients and Quills

Green product range

  • Eco Supplies – click here to view our dedicated eco supplies page which has over 6,000 products to choose from
  • Branded Eco Gifts – Take a look at our catalogue here
  • Eco Audits – we can provide eco alternative options for clients wishing to move to more sustainable purchasing solutions
  • Closed Loop Hygiene Waste Managementclick here to learn more on how to turn hygiene waste into energy

Suppliers

  • Our key supplier is ISO 14001 accredited (Environmental Standards Accreditation)
  • They are fully committed to working positively to protect the environment and enhancing the Environmental and Social Governance performance within their supply chain
  • Since 2019 our eco range has gone from 1,120 lines to over 6,000 as of May 2023 and we are committed to increases this by 5% Y.O.Y.
  • They are also committed to reducing Waste, Greenhouse Gases from Transport, Gas, Electricity and Water by 5% Y.O.Y. and reducing Single Use Plastic from 2022 – 2023 by 5%.

Talk to our Green Team

To discuss sustainable purchasing for your business or any other environmental solution, please complete the form below and we will be in touch within 24 hours.

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