We have recently implemented a comprehensive series of social enterprise partnerships as part of our community outreach program, many of these changes also have a positive impact on creating a healthy office too.
Handwash and soaps come from The Soap Co, manufacturers based in East London of vegan, cruelty free, natural and certified plastic-free products that also create jobs for the blind (hence the subtle use of braille in their branding), disabled or otherwise disadvantaged.
Fairtrade, organic coffee is supplied by Cafedirect, an award-winning B Corp business owned and led by smallholder farmers via seven supporting partnerships in Peru and Africa. Cafedirect were the first to become Fairtrade certified back in 1994 and have developed home compostable packaging solutions. A London Fields-based social enterprise we are proud to support.
Mineral Water is now supplied by BELU that give 100% of net profits to WATERAID to support the provision of clean water and hygienic toilets to disadvantaged communities around the world. BELU are also carbon neutral, use 100% recyclable packaging, lightweight ethical glass that is 35% lighter than normal and use recycled plastic bottles.
Our office fruit boxes are now supplied by Fruitful in Croydon, in biodegradable packaging obviously, a company devoted to making healthier workplaces, donating any food waste to local food charities such as zoos and nurseries, as well as planting one tree in Africa for every box delivered.
EthStat is an ethical stationery cooperative that gives away 100% of its profits to charity and has developed an ethical, environmental supply chain of everyday office products. They are fully carbon neutral and have banned the use of all single use plastics in the business. We are pleased to support them with our regular office supply purchases.