Thursday, 27 February, 2020

Green Thinking

      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…

      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…

      Big Read

      HP to hold talks with Xerox

      The chances of HP Inc acquiring Xerox went up by a couple of notches following yesterday’s highly anticipated Q1 earnings…