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What we do
We work with many inspired buyers who care about where their supplies come from
For more than 15 years, we’ve been passionate about reducing our ecological footprint and improving our social impact
Who we work with
Who we work with
We work with the majority of regional and local environmental organisations, many nonprofits, and private businesses to improve UK procurement and our carbon footprint.
- Large FTSE 100 corporations
- Leading private equity firms
- Midsize companies
- Small start-ups
- Nonprofit organisations
We tailor our work to our members and their needs. Projects indicative of the work we could do with you include:
- Removed 8 Tonnes of CO2 out of the supply chain for one member just through toner cartridge supply
- Reduced members paper usage by over 60%
- Taken chlorine and other toxic chemicals out of members cleaning supply
- Converted a FTSE 100 company to Fairtrade teapoint with biodegradable and reusable catering supplies
- Provided detailed annual carbon and environmental analysis for all our members
- Set up a monthly delivery drops and manage the stock levels of all areas of supply as well as automated recycling collections
- Set up 22 sites with standing order deliveries and intelligent buying controls online for 5 Managers
The Social impact that we deliver is through the network of expert local and regional charities and social enterprises that we work with in the UK. Every time you buy from us 100% of our profits are given back to those who need it most. Our current campaigns include providing dolls for vulnerable dementia patients to offer unmedicated comfort. Other social impact includes:
- Providing food, clothing and supplies for rough sleepers in London through Nightwatch
- Providing support for families that care for parents with dementia
- Campaigning for reducing the environmental impact of office work
Here’s what some of our members have to say…
what people say
We have been working with Ethstat Ethical Stationery for over 5 years, always happy to help and never too much trouble! Orders…
As a small charity working to improve the quality of life by reducing socio-economic inequality in the UK, it is really important…
The team at Ethstat Ethical Stationery have been exceptional in their service. Over the last few months, we’ve worked closely with Ethstat…
“In short, Ethstat have exploded the notion that environmentally or socially conscious products are necessarily more expensive (indeed, the future social and…
“We have found Ethstat service very personable and second-to-none. The website is a joy to shop on, and there’s always a willing,…
Let’s do this together
To help 1000 + people with Dementia
Homeless persons life changed per large stationery contract
Of Schoolchildren don’t eat breakfast in the morning. Let’s change that
Tonne of CO2 saved per
Ethstat Tree Pen Planted
2020 – Changing lives through lockdown
In our most active year yet we rose to the challenge of a global pandemic by supporting over 100 people into education, training, and new jobs. We gave out more than 2,500 reusable face coverings to rough sleepers, created 29 part-time jobs and supported 7 hostels. We were also active in care homes giving away 523 dementia dolls to sufferers separated from their families and 1071 PPE packs to care homes across the country. While we were busy we were still careful to look after our planet too. We provided recycling points for PPE, removed 67, 729 pieces of single use plastic, planted 864 trees, delivered 22,766 Carbon-neutral packages and removed 172 tonnes of CO2.
Signed over the company to the membership
At the board meeting on the 23rd of May, the decision was made to become a cooperative and give the company to the workforce, customers and stakeholders.
Wrote and Published EDM 1221
EDM 1221 is an early day motion that called on the government to use the opportunity of the credit crunch to build a green manufacturing economy. We drafted the motion and worked with the late Malcolm Wicks and Caroline Lucas to get it discussed in Parliament.
Banned PVC & Single-use Plastic from our Supply Chain
We committed to remove all PVC products from our catalogue and to look at single-use plastic and supply recyclable and reusable alternatives.
Published Independent White Paper on Paper Sustainability
Bruce published his first white paper on paper sustainability. This was the first piece of independently funded research on the subject written for buyers by us and contained meta-analysis of work that had been done by paper mills, academic sources and environmentalists. It marked the beginning of a tradition we continue to this day, putting independent cutting edge research into the hands of buyers to make informed choices. It was also the moment we became known as the experts expert source of advice.
Achieved Carbon Neutrality
Following a review and independent audit, Bruce and Yasmin achieved carbon neutrality – the first stationery company to achieve it.
Created the first FM Social Enterprise
Use what you already spend to help your community
100% of all profit is donated directly to help some of the most vulnerable people in the UK. Thank you for helping us make a difference
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