World Environment Day
Celebrated on the 5th of June every year, this day is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
And environmental issues should be in the minds of every individual and business – it is certainly an issue that we take into account.
Making the greener choice
Helping the environment, and giving your workspace the eco-friendly option, is something we regularly chat about with our customers.
We have a lot of wooden office furniture here at Chrisbeon – but we are dedicated to the movement to ensure environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests, which is why we work with a number of suppliers who ensure the Forestry Stewardship Council standard.
Forestry Stewardship Council
The FSC is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.
They do this by setting standards on forest products, along with certifying and labeling them as eco-friendly – and we are pleased that many of our products have the stamp of approval.
Many of our chairs have eco-seating fabrics like supplier Camira Fabric’s hemp, certified to the EU Ecolabel, which uses two of nature’s cleverest renewable fibres to create upholstery fabrics.
Wool and hemp are blended together to create a range with soft handle and inherent flame retardancy.
Camira Fabrics also do the Nettle Collection, tribal-inspired textiles made from a blend of wool and harvested nettles.
And we also have many other eco-products available for businesses to consider when they are looking for office products.
Among them are our toners, we have a recycled range of compatible ink cartridges and toners. The quality and page yield is guaranteed to be at least as good as the original version but our compatible range is also sustainable and cost-effective.
We also offer a furniture trade in facility on your existing office furniture, helping to offset the cost of new furniture, also helping to meet your ‘green’ obligations.
And of course we as a company work to protect the environment – much of our furniture and seating ranges are made here in the UK, helping the UK economy to safeguard manufacturing jobs and also dramatically reducing the shipping costs and Carbon Footprint.
Reducing Paper and Waste
We are also making a concerted effort to reduce the amount of catalogues we have printed, to reduce paper usage and waste, and are instead promoting our website with online ordering facility.
Page three on our main stationery catalogue shows a large range of eco symbols which are then flagged throughout the catalogue – and six pages of products flagged as natural are available in our promotional merchandise catalogue from page 144 onwards!