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Environment


 

Proud to be Green


Office Needs is a Basildon Business Awards winner for Environmental Awareness, and we've also won the Carbon Smart Gold Award. Environmental awareness is of prime importance to both our company and the individuals who make it up, and we do our best to shoulder that responsibility wherever we can.

Our environmental and recycling schemes, best practice, and continued commitment to green initiatives have been helped by our membership of the Carbon Smart programme. The plan has helped Office Needs with identifying and assessing our environmental impact and carbon footprint, and played a large part in focussing and driving our efforts going forward.

Ways in which Office Needs is helping the environment include:

  • We've installed solar panels on the roof of the Office Needs building, which make a meaningful contribution to our energy usage.
  • We've switched our energy supplier to Ecotricity - a company who only supply 100% green electricity, with the aim of helping Britain move towards a more sustainable way of living.
  • We've replaced all of the lighting throughout the building to newer energy efficient systems, operated by motion sensors to reduce electricity consumption when they're not required to be on.
  • We've added electric vehicles to our fleet, so that our roaming sales reps and some items shipped from our premises may arrive in an electric vehicle - and we only plan on expanding our electric contingent further in the future!

Is your office near us?

If your office is close enough to deliver from one of our own Office Needs vehicles, we can sometimes arrange for our driver to pick up any old or unwanted furniture that's being replaced.

Anything we collect is taken away and donated to either the Hamelin Trust or Lighthouse Furniture, two wonderful local charities that can sell on second hand furniture in their charity shops.




Looking for a greener office supplier?

In partnership with the Essex Wildlife Trust, Office Needs offers Essex and London businesses a free printer cartridge collection and recycling service.

This keeps them out of landfill, and ensures that the cartridges are remanufactured or recycled to minimise their environmental impact - and if you needed any more reason to feel good about joining in with the scheme, all money raised from the printer cartridges goes directly to Essex Wildlife Trust for local wildlife projects.


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