Green deliveries

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. Our commitment to drive less, drive smarter and choose fuel efficient vehicles won us two environmental awards in 2018 alone.

For the second year running, Masternaut has awarded us Gold Fleet status in recognition of our fleet’s above average fuel efficiency compared to data from other fleets. Meanwhile, OfficeTeam was crowned Gold for Best Sustainable Transport at the Global Good Awards 2018.
We are proud to have double deck and electric vehicles as part of our delivery fleet. Each double deck vehicle carries double the number of pallets, enabling us to reduce our fleet size and eliminate unnecessary mileage. Meanwhile, our electric vehicles deliver significant fuel savings in urban areas. All of our OfficeTeam delivery vehicles are less than four years old and meet Euro 4 emissions standards as a minimum. We have a rolling programme in place to replace all vehicles with Euro 6 compliant models.
This ensures mileage and emissions are always kept to a minimum – especially when combined with our network of 15 local stocking points nationwide and optimal delivery routes calculated by our state-of-the-art route planning software.

The green credentials of our fleet extend to our team of delivery drivers, who have each completed SMARTER driver training to promote carbon-conscious driving behaviours. Furthermore, each of their vehicles is fitted with an Eco tracking device to ensure maximum fuel efficiency is always achieved.

Sustainable packaging

Through smarter packaging we have already eliminated 420 tonnes of cardboard from our packaging waste in the last two years and have set ourselves the target to eliminate a further one million cardboard boxes each year going forward.

To minimise the packaging waste created by our deliveries, we keep the majority of products we deliver in the suppliers’ original wrapping – so no additional packaging is required whatsoever. Where multiple items are purchased, we often repack items together in original packaging, maximising the use of these packing materials.

We minimise additional packaging by keeping products in original supplier wrapping where possible. Where multiple items are purchased and supplier wrapping has been utilised, we will place both items in this original packaging, eliminating additional waste.

Where we have no choice but to package items, we seek to use recyclable paper bags that are FSC and PEFC certified and 100% biodegradable. We make it easy for customers to recycle these bags by either passing them back to one of our drivers on their next delivery or by using our paper recycling service. Where goods are either too fragile or too large to be delivered in bags, we use recycled cardboard boxes. To reduce the volume of boxes that reach landfill, our drivers collect these upon the next delivery and return them to our depots for recycling or reuse in the future.

  • Rick Jones
    Through the introduction of electric vans, double deck trailers and working with suppliers on a more efficient in-bound supply chain, we have reduced the total distance travelled by our Primary HGV fleet by 1,000,000KM. We are constantly looking at new ways to improve the environmental impact of our delivery fleet.
    Rick Jones
    Group Operations Director
  • "We would certainly recommend OfficeTeam to other organisations. They are able to provide us with the 'whole package', competitive pricing, good quality products and high service levels."
    Eden Project
  • "OfficeTeam provides far more than simple office supplies and is proactive in finding new solutions as our requirements evolve. We have saved time, money and energy. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to any organisation large or small."
    Royal Voluntary Service
  • Julia, National New Business Development Director
    OfficeTeam are a really great company to work for; they have always been flexible and supportive I have enjoyed working for them and hope to for many years to come!
    Julia, National New Business Development Director
  • Richard, Group Specials Manager
    Working alongside my colleagues in the Specials department means I am right in the middle of a team, who are fully focused and determined to offer our customers the best service and price possible in the market.
    Richard, Group Specials Manager
  • Nigel, Regional Transport Manager
    My position as a driver turned into what is now an 18 year long career, a regional management position and nationally recognized qualifications. Not too bad for what was initially temporary position!
    Nigel, Regional Transport Manager
  • John, National Business Development Manager
    We have a diverse range of customers, products & services and everyone is passionate and knowledgeable about what they do. I also really enjoy using my annual Corporate Social Responsibility day to support a worthwhile cause.
    John, National Business Development Manager
  • Geraldine, Customer Service Supervisor
    We have a good team and all work towards the same goal. We have a positive approach to everything and have a great team spirit​.
    Geraldine, Customer Service Supervisor
  • Eddie, Director of Commercial Strategy
    You are encouraged to come up with your own ideas and interpretations of what success looks like and implement your own creative thought processes to move the business forward.
    Eddie, Director of Commercial Strategy
  • Celia, National Business Development Manager
    Being a part of a rapidly changing company  comes with its challenges, but it is so rewarding when you see all your efforts come together.
    Celia, National Business Development Manager
  • Alan, Sales Management
    OfficeTeam would be a great career choice for anyone with good "people" skills who need to know that they have the backing of a solid company, who always deliver on the promise of a truly first class service.
    Alan, Sales Management
  • “I have found the archiving system to be easy to use and navigate. The customer service is excellent and there is a professional service at all levels.”
    Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
  • “Our Account Manager is proactive and personable, always working closely with us to find better solutions as part of OfficeTeam’s ‘continual improvement’ ethos. The levels of service are very well valued.”
    Pinsent Masons
  • “LegalTeam ticks all the boxes. They deliver robust, quality products on time every time and with unsurpassed levels of service. They are well versed in building bespoke teams around their customers; their staff take pride in what they do and the account management is proactive and action centred. Our Account Manager has adapted his approach as our business has evolved in line with the changing industry, offering ‘better value’ alternatives on certain items to further reduce our cost … I would recommend LegalTeam wholeheartedly.”
  • “The LegalTeam benefit that stands out to me is their willingness to listen – from the sales team through to technical and account handling. Everyone we spoke to responded in a timely and appropriate manner. We felt that our concerns were important to them and that they would do everything they could to ensure we were entirely satisfied. It’s the type of service we strive to provide for our clients and we are very glad to have a crucial supplier who offers us that same level of care and attention.”
    Wiseman Lee
  • “OfficeTeam’s GNFR Tail Management service has provided a flexible solution which takes the cost and time out of LVMH’s procurement … OfficeTeam actively works with LVMH’s stakeholders and procurement staff to reduce costs across the board and provide specialist product and service advice and support. Through new product recommendations and product alternatives, OfficeTeam has provided an immediate reduction in spend for LVMH. By leveraging spend across multiple product and service categories and utilising bulk buying capability; OfficeTeam has been able to provide savings of 20% over the incumbent suppliers.”
  • “Working with OfficeTeam, our outsourcing project has been a success. We have been able to reduce our operational costs considerably and rationalise our supply base whilst still having some control over where our product is sourced. OfficeTeam have presented savings on key product lines which will deliver further financial benefit in the forthcoming months.”
    William Hill
  • “MPSTeam’s high level of professionalism across the board is very impressive. Each time we deal with them it’s apparent – and a much higher level than we’ve experienced with other suppliers. They are extremely knowledgeable and always resolve any problems quickly.” 
    LCF Law
  • “To keep our staff recognisable, presentable and safe in their roles, we regularly order a range of workwear products. We sought to appoint a single supplier for these items, so we could benefit from consistent prices and overall visibility of spend. Not only was WorkwearTeam able to offer all of the products in scope with short turnaround times, it also helped us achieve a saving of 30%.”
    Partnerships in Care
  • “First impressions count, so we invested in smart new uniforms across our venues to show the consistency of our standards. WorkwearTeam supported us throughout the project. They carried out sample days and wearer trials to help us select quality garments, set up sizing days to take down our order, then delivered our uniforms direct to each individual’s workplace. Now, we have a unified staff image which reflects our brand.”
    EEF Venues
  • “We were looking at our customer experience and had introduced a training programme to ensure customers receive the same treatment in every store. In addition to a consistent approach to service, we wanted a united staff image. WorkwearTeam developed a bespoke uniform range for us – all branded in line with our guidelines, including our artwork and specific pantone colours. Now, we know customers entering any store will be met with the same greeting from a smart, recognisable staff member.”
    Harveys & Bensons for Beds
  • “We’re always working to decrease the soft cost element within the supply chain, and have found FacilitiesSuppliesTeam paramount in helping us achieve this ... We would definitely recommend the workplace solution to others, as the working relationship with the FacilitiesSuppliesTeam specialist and OfficeTeam account manager is second to none.”
  • “The implementation and overall changeover has been seamless. FacilitiesSuppliesTeam showed that they understood the complex needs of our business, and have given us peace of mind due to the ‘one stop shop’ solution now in place – as well as delivering 15% cost savings and improved efficiencies for our business.”
    Mediline Nurses & Carers
  • “FacilitiesSuppliesTeam offers a flexible and responsive approach and we’re very pleased with their service. They also introduced us to a range of sachet system chemicals which showed a cost saving against existing products of around 40%.”
  • “As our flagship location, with visitors from around the world, we are delighted with the results. As such, InteriorsTeam, who are a preferred supplier, has grown from being a day-to-day supplier of single items to delivering a fully-managed solution.”
    Cummins Generator Technologies
  • “We are very happy with the project, with the installations all running to plan with no problems. As a recognised Top 100 European and Global employer it is important to Dimension Data to provide staff with the best working environment, and this project has enabled us to increase capacity by almost 40% while also achieving a more contemporary and open feel for employees.”
    Dimension Data
  • “We have worked with InteriorsTeam for a few years for furniture supply, but these are the first major projects we’ve partnered on. We are very pleased with the results; from the outset we were assured value for money and confident that InteriorsTeam could provide a well thought out, modern solution. We have achieved a quality finish that is adaptable and can grow with our fast-paced business. I was away at the time of the installation, but was safe in the knowledge that our Account Manager understood our needs and would oversee the project with care and attention to detail.”
    TJ Morris
  • “We required an extremely tight turnaround to help ensure the smooth running of our stores, which are crucial for our fundraising. PrintTeam not only delivered in the timescales required, but have also delivered projected savings of £25,000 in the first year.”
  • “We needed a supplier who could help to streamline our processes and meet our rebrand deadline, without compromising on quality. I am impressed with the standard of our new printed range, and also the service levels we have received from PrintTeam – from advice on VAT exemption to a new suite of marketing collateral, they have delivered.”
  • “PrintTeam offers us a quick turnaround on all our marketing collateral. A 3 day turnaround from concept to print – fantastic! It keeps us ahead of the game.”
  • “With increasing demand for affordable housing, we have to make our funds go far as possible. HousingTeam has supported this goal by helping us cut the cost of our office supplies.”
    Queens Cross Housing Association
  • “Following a period of expansion, we’d inherited several suppliers along with the offices we’d acquired. We wanted to streamline our costs and admin by consolidating our requirements with a single supplier. OfficeTeam helped us identify the common requirements across our business and introduce a Group-wide core list. The result was a 70% saving across our stationery and print.”
  • "We moved from the services of our incumbent supplier to OfficeTeam for the provision of office supplies and computer consumables following an extensive review … I would be happy to recommend OfficeTeam as a supplier. I have found their approach to be open, honest and friendly, and feel there is a genuine partnership approach to reducing costs."
  • "We were confident that InteriorsTeam could provide a well thought out, modern solution. We have achieved a quality finish that is adaptable and can grow with our fast-paced business."

    TJ Morris
  • "We have saved in excess of 10-15% on like for like purchasing. The largest benefit is the controls we now have in place with regard to product visibility, accountability and authorisation. We see OfficeTeam as a very important supplier to our business. We have committed to ordering several product areas from them and so far the service has been exceptional. The improvement of service with timely deliveries is very impressive."
    St Austell Brewery
  • By using OfficeTeam, we have not only gained great direct financial savings, but also eradicated soft costs through their excellent administration systems. They provide us with greater visibility of our business spend through tailored management reports and centralized invoicing. They also provide direct delivery of business supplies to all of our Fred Perry sites across the UK.
    Fred Perry
  • "There is not one thing to date OfficeTeam have not been able to provide, they offer that little bit extra, that something different. OfficeTeam are truly the complete supplier – we  have evolved as a business and grown with them for over a decade.”
    Bensons for Beds

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