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What we do

our services

We provide the greenest office supplies available, selected using…
Soaps and Lotions for your washroom ethically made in…
All the Fairtrade Teas, Coffee's and Treats you could…
Non-Chlorine cleaning products that clean naturally.
We have been delivering print services for many years…
We offer a free Recycling Service for all our…

Green Interiors

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
member results
social impact
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

member results

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

social impact

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…

Bingham Riverhouse

As a small charity working to improve the quality of life by reducing socio-economic inequality in the UK, it is really important…

Equality Trust

The team at Ethstat Ethical Stationery have been exceptional in their service. Over the last few months, we’ve worked closely with Ethstat…

Smart Energy GB

“In short, Ethstat have exploded the notion that environmentally or socially conscious products are necessarily more expensive (indeed, the future social and…

Telereal Trillium

“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

Ethstat History

our services

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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