We are proud of our environmental credentials. At Warrens we are committed to reducing our environmental impact by implementing a robust system of environmental management.
We have already achieved ISO 14001 accreditation status and in 2015 became Carbon Smart Gold Certified which sets us strict guidelines within which we continue to improve. Frequent audits by the regulatory body ensure that we constantly stretch ourselves to operate sensitively and responsibly.
By joining our local environmental management group Winchester Action for Climate Change, we commit ourselves to managing and reducing the significant environmental impact of local business.
Warrens Office Supplies have improved their data quality and extended their data coverage this year to include more resource areas. This is a good example for true carbon management. There is also an extensive objectives plan in place with deadlines, targets and responsibilities clearly highlighted. This is extensively managed and shared with all staff members. An up to date environmental policy in place and there is strong marketing of Warrens Office Supplies environmental accreditations. Capital investments and staff engagement techniques have been used to reduce the carbon footprint including vehicle tracking and switch off campaigns.
Warrens Office Supplies have managed to reach the Gold standard of Carbon Smart Certification which is an impressive achievement within three years. Going forward we would like to see Warrens Office Supplies maintain this level of management and engagement towards their environmental impacts and look to consistently reduce their impacts year on year.
A broad range of our products carry the Happy Planet logo, identifying them as either partially or 100% recycled, or manufactured in a way which minimises the impact on the environment.
We endeavour to offer the widest range of recycled and fair trade products possible, we recognise our responsibility to the planet and share our customers’ desire to access the best products at the lowest cost to our planet.
It is impossible to avoid packaging in the office supplies business, however investment in machinery and recycling procedures means that all our incoming card and plastic packaging is compacted and baled for recycling.
Indeed all recyclable material throughout the business is collected, sorted and dealt with accordingly – our landfill responsibility is negligible.