At OfficeTeam, we are passionate about working together with our customers to enrich the communities and the environment that we share. Our long term strategy conducting business responsibly is guided by our Corporate Social Responsibility agenda which encompasses a set of environmental and social initiatives, designed to deliver ongoing benefits for the environment, our customer and our local communities.
We are accredited to the most up-to-date ISO 14001 standards, so our environmental management system is ready to meet the challenges of today’s world.
Our achievements so far:
Sustainable productsOfficeTeam offers over 3,000 environmental products carefully selected for their environmental credentials. We select suppliers who have honest credentials, respect human ethics, labour rights, health and safety regulations and legal compliance. This includes undertaking regular reviews, including factory inspections to ensure recognised standards and regulations are fully adhered to.
Recycling initiativesWe’ve launched several recycling initiatives to support our customers’ environmental goals. Many of these operate through our FREE, national, reverse logistics – whereby we collect our customers’ recycling at the same time as delivering fresh supplies. This provides customers with an easy way to improve their recycling rates whilst eliminating carbon emissions associated with separate waste collections.
Green deliveriesOur green delivery fleet won two Gold environmental awards in 2018. With over 1.2 million deliveries made per year, we are constantly looking at new ways to reduce the environmental impact of our logistics operations. This is embedded in our sustainability agenda to drive less, drive smarter and choose fuel efficient vehicles. We are proud to have electric and double deck vehicles as part of our delivery fleet, alongside state-of-the-art route planning software to calculate optimal routes and vehicle tracking devices to encourage sustainable driving behaviours. Combined with our 15 local stocking points across the UK, this ensures mileage is kept to a minimum.
To minimise the packaging waste created by our deliveries, we deliver the majority of orders in the original packaging received from the manufacturer – so no additional packaging is required whatsoever. Where we have no choice but to repack items, our next choice is to use paper bags that are made of recycled paper and can be recycled after use. These bags are FSC and PEFC certified and 100% biodegradable.