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      Furnishing a future

      Sustainability is a key watchword across the OP industry these days, with every sector embracing its principles to a greater…

      Schneider: For the love of the pen

      In September 1938, Christian Schneider co-founded what was then called Blum & Schneider, a factory for screws and turned parts…

      Opinion: Demand for power

      Energy. A simple word that has big implications for the global environment. The decline in consumption of business supplies has…

      IPCC report: Time for action

      At the beginning of October this year, the 48th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) took place…

      edding: Setting the standard

      German manufacturer edding has been awarded the prestigious Blue Angel ecolabel for its 24 EcoLine highlighter – the highest accolade…

      Opinion: Doing your bit

      We’re lucky to work in the business products industry, as we deliver products and services that people use every day,…

      Paper promises

      The global paper industry continues to face headwinds, with pulp pricing, freight costs and capacity reductions all representing significant challenges…

      Legislation: Going round in circles

      As part of its ambitious plans to make Europe more sustainable, the European Commission has revised measures that will help…

      Sustainable Development Goals: Chain reaction

      A  recent webinar hosted by business intelligence firm Ethical Corp discussed how to integrate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals…

      Spotlight: Eco Guardian

      The dangers of single-use plastic are much documented, in the global mainstream media and in these pages, of course. Anil…

      SOFEA: Working together

      Sustainable Office European Association (SOFEA), a not-for-profit group based in Belgium and the Netherlands, is well underway with its new…

      Why choose sustainability?

      Google’s motto has evolved from ‘Don’t be Evil’ to ‘Do the Right Thing; 83% of Apple’s power comes from renewables;…

      Green Thinking 2017

      There have been many awakenings since, not least due to Al Gore’s Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which came out…

      Green Thinking 2016

      Some issues are perennial favourites: paper and its role; last mile delivery and its evolution; carbon footprint and the growing…

      Big Interview: Becoming the trusted advisor

      OPI: Mark, could you start by giving us a quick overview of Staples’ sustainability vision?Mark Buckley: The vision that we…

      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…

      Big read

      Tariff relief for OP industry?

      Despite an apparent 90-day ceasefire on the trade war between the US and China, uncertainty still reigns. Scheduled to be…