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      The final step

      Striving for carbon neutrality is nothing new and any firm that genuinely regards corporate social responsibility as core to its…

      Making a difference

      The first story is about Stride, an OP manufacturer and distributor based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that has made it…

      Sponsored Article: Taking the next step

      At edding, sustainable business practices have nothing to do with just following current trends ­ they have been part of…

      Eco labelling unravelled

      Eco labelsEU EcolabelOver 37,000 products and services currently display the EU Ecolabel, covering everything from detergents to shoes and paints…

      The environmental paper chase

      Paper manufacturers are often vilified over green policies and sustainability, but – with just a few exceptions – it seems…

      A new generation of recycling

      Recycling has been around in offices for decades, admittedly mostly in the form of paper recycling. But while most businesses…

      Sponsored Article: Calling for transparency

      On two days in September 2015, the sixth EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) audit took place at the facilities of…

      Sponsored Article: Towards a common goal

      The Sustainable Office European Association (SOfEA) started as an industry initiative to bring resellers and manufacturers together to discuss how…

      Tracking green compliance

      OPI: What supplier compliance programmes do you have in place at Lyreco at the moment? Have there been any fundamental…

      A clean break

      According to industry specialists, the greening of the jan/san and breakroom sectors is now an unstoppable trend, with a number…

      Sponsored Article: Message in a bottle

      Germany-based UHU ­ part of Bolton Adhesives, the glue division of the global Bolton Group ­has had a strong commitment to…

      Green Thinking 2015

      In 2014 we featured Office Depot in some detail. This year it is the turn of the two other global OP…

      tesa & Lyreco Sponsored Article: Stamp of approval

      Green talking and greenwashing are not always a million miles apart, so any voluntarily-implemented – and strictly audited – process…

      SOfEA Update: The time for action

      European trade association SOfEA (Sustainable Office European Association) is planning to unveil its first product assessment framework at the beginning…

      Schneider Schreibgeräte vendor profile: The writing on the wall

      OPI: What prompted Schneider to offer the Slider series of pens as a climate-neutral product range?Christian Schneider: Schneider Schreibgeräte has…

      Sponsored Article: Office Depot Europe

      As there is no universal definition for all activities that represent being a good corporate citizen, many terms are misunderstood…

      Sponsored Article: Dahle

      Long gone are the days when the work schedule at a German office was relaxed. For many, perennially ringing phones,…

      LED Lighting: Getting the green light

      Across the world, similar legislation has or is being signed into law that effectively phases out the use of incandescent…

      Delivering environmentally friendly logistics

      A staple deliveryStaples’ Director of Sustainable Products & Services Jake Swenson discusses the reseller’s green logistics and delivery efforts.OPI: Can…

      Green and clean

      As the ‘greening’ of the office gathers pace, many businesses and industries are either voluntarily changing or being forced to…

      Big read

      Analysis: Essendant making “strategic investments” in the IDC

      Business products wholesaler Essendant said that it spent $19 million on investments in the independent reseller channel (IDC) in the…