Ethstat Ethical Stationery Cooperative
Social Enterprise
Office Supplies
Helping some of the most vulnerable people in society
You buy stationery we buy dolls
15 Years of Caring for the
The UK's only FM Social Enterprise Co-operative

Help the homeless in your community
We are looking for organisations to help us sponsor the homeless and change one life at a time

Clean and Green Office
Making your office cleaner and greener with eco friendly cleaning supplies

Our Cooperative is made by people
for people
The UK's only cooperative social enterprise office supplies provider

Introducing the Ethstat Tree Pen
The plantable pen that will save you a tonne
Plantable, biodegradable, vegan and capable of removing up to one tonne of Carbon from the atmosphere

Recycling Crisp Packets
to Feed Real Children Real Food
No child should go hungry at any school, anywhere

We Pay a Living Wage
for all our staff
Our staff are owners and partners in everything we do
Social enterprise cooperative FM supplier:

1st in UK



free for every member:

Carbon analysis

fm procurement expert in:


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What we do

Office Supplies
We provide the greenest office supplies available, selected using…
Soaps and Lotions for your washroom ethically made in…
Tea Point
All the Fairtrade Teas, Coffee's and Treats you could…
Cleaning Supplies
Non-Chlorine cleaning products that clean naturally.
Print Management
We have been delivering print services for many years…
Namaste is the name given to our extensive range…
Green Interiors

We work with many inspired buyers who care about where their supplies come from

For more than 15 years, we've been passionate about reducing our ecological footprint and improving our social impact

We work with the  majority of regional and local environmental organisations, many nonprofits, and private businesses to improve UK procurement and our carbon footprint.

  • Large FTSE 100  corporations
  • Leading private equity firms
  • Midsize companies
  • Small start-ups
  • Nonprofit organisations

We tailor our work to our members and their needs. Projects indicative of the work we could do with you include:

  • Removed 8 Tonnes of CO2 out of the supply chain for one member just through toner cartridge supply
  • Reduced members paper usage by over 60%  
  • Taken chlorine and other toxic chemicals out of members cleaning supply
  • Converted a FTSE 100 company to Fairtrade teapoint with biodegradable and reusable catering supplies
  • Provided detailed annual carbon and environmental analysis for all our members
  • Set up a monthly delivery drops and manage the stock levels of all areas of supply as well as automated recycling collections
  • Set up 22 sites with standing order deliveries and intelligent buying controls online for 5 Managers

The Social impact that we deliver is through the network of expert local and regional charities and social enterprises that we work with in the UK. Every time you buy from us 100% of our profits are given back to those who need it most. Our current campaigns include providing dolls for vulnerable dementia patients to offer unmedicated comfort. Other social impact includes:

  • Providing food, clothing and supplies for rough sleepers in London through Nightwatch
  • Providing support for families that care for parents with dementia
  • Campaigning for reducing the environmental impact of office work
what people say

Here's what some of our members have to say...

The quality and consistency of service and commitment to ethical supply far outweighs any other FM Supplier. Having worked together for over 10 years we are still as happy as the day we switched.


We have been working with Ethstat Ethical Stationery for over 5 years, always happy to help and never too much trouble! Orders are always on time, placed one just yesterday afternoon and I had everything delivered this morning! Very reliable, highly recommended!

Bingham Riverhouse

As a small charity working to improve the quality of life by reducing socio-economic inequality in the UK, it is really important to us that we live our values. Purchasing our stationery and office supplies from Ethstat makes it easy to do this. We are confident that the products that we buy will be sustainable, excellent quality and that employees are…

Equality Trust

The team at Ethstat Ethical Stationery have been nothing short of exceptional in their service. Over the last few months, we’ve worked closely with Ethstat to find more ethically sustainable options in our office. The team have been dedicated, diligent and crucial to these changes. What’s most refreshing about Ethstat is their work ethos; they are invested and motivated by their…

Smart Energy GB

“In short, Ethstat have exploded the notion that environmentally or socially conscious products are necessarily more expensive (indeed, the future social and environmental cost of unsustainable products is much, much greater) or that speed of delivery or customer service cannot be offered in the same package.”

Telereal Trillium

“We have found Ethstat service very personable and second-to-none. The website is a joy to shop on, and there’s always a willing, helpful and knowledgeable person to answer the phone if we have a query, and we’re not met with an infuriating automated service, which is so often the case with many suppliers.”

Let's do this together

To help 1000 + people with Dementia


Homeless persons life changed per large stationery contract


Of Schoolchildren don't eat breakfast in the morning. Let's change that


Tonne of CO2 saved per
Ethstat Tree Pen Planted

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Ethstat History

Signed over the company to the membership

At the board meeting on the 23rd of May, the decision was made to become a cooperative and give the company to the workforce, customers and stakeholders.

Wrote and Published EDM 1221

EDM 1221 is an early day motion that called on the government to use the opportunity of the credit crunch to build a green manufacturing economy. We drafted the motion and worked with the late Malcolm Wicks and Caroline Lucas to get it discussed in Parliament.

Banned PVC & Single-use Plastic from our Supply Chain

We committed to remove all PVC products from our catalogue and to look at single-use plastic and supply recyclable and reusable alternatives.

Published Independent White Paper on Paper Sustainability

Bruce published his first white paper on paper sustainability. This was the first piece of independently funded research on the subject written for buyers by us and contained meta-analysis of work that had been done by paper mills, academic sources and environmentalists. It marked the beginning of a tradition we continue to this day, putting independent cutting edge research into the hands of buyers to make informed choices.  It was also the moment we became known as the experts expert source of advice.

Achieved Carbon Neutrality

Following a review and independent audit, Bruce and Yasmin achieved carbon neutrality – the first stationery company to achieve it.

Created the first FM Social Enterprise

Use what you already spend to help your community

100% of all profit is donated directly to help some of the most vulnerable people in the UK. Thank you for helping us make a difference

our blog


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