Amey has appointed Office Depot and Ethstat Ethical Stationery C.I.C., to provide sustainable office products and services across the business
Amey’s Social Value Supply Chain Charter promises to work collaboratively with suppliers, in order to maximise opportunities for and invest in social enterprises, (such as Ethstat Ethical Stationery C.I.C), support its suppliers and reduce its carbon footprint. The collaboration with both Office Depot and Ethstat Ethical Stationery C.I.C sees a number of progressive changes, with social value in mind.
Ethstat Ethical Stationery C.I.C
Ethstat Ethical Stationery C.I.C is a social enterprise who invest their profits back into local communities.
The partnership with Ethstat Ethical Stationery C.I.C demonstrates Amey’s support for social enterprises, outlined by the charter. Amey will be supporting farmers with challenges caused by climate change and unpredictable incomes in coffee-growing communities, and support areas impacted by lack of food resources.
Partnering with Office Depot will see Amey moving from daily to weekly consolidated orders, creating huge environmental and carbon reduction benefits; saving the equivalent annual energy usage for 10 average UK homes.
In addition, 66% of Amey’s spend on office products and services will now have green credentials. For instance, Amey will be switching to EcoPerformance paper, reducing wood usage by 32% and waste by 6%.
As part of this relationship, Amey will also be participating in the Office Depot’s ‘Eureka’ programme, which will see the infrastructure services provider engage with schools across the country, supporting young people to get involved in educational activities.
The new contracts promise opportunities with social and environmental benefits to be gained. Amey is looking forward to a collaborative partnership with Office Depot and Ethstat Ethical Stationery C.I.C to implement and drive social change through this contract.