Ethstat Ethical Stationery Cooperative Social Enterprise
You buy stationery we buy dolls
15 Years of Caring for the
Help the homeless in your community
Clean and Green Office
Our Cooperative is made by people for people
Introducing the Ethstat Tree Pen
The plantable pen that will save you a tonne
Recycling Crisp Packets to Feed Real Children Real Food
We Pay a Living Wage
for all our staff
What we do
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!
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…
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…
“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.”
“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
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.
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.
We committed to remove all PVC products from our catalogue and to look at single-use plastic and supply recyclable and reusable alternatives.
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.
Following a review and independent audit, Bruce and Yasmin achieved carbon neutrality – the first stationery company to achieve it.
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
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