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Our Environmental Accreditations

To demonstrate our integrity and commitment to helping heal our planet, here are explanations of our independent environmental accreditations for your easy reference.

Blue Angel Logo

Blue Angel is the oldest environment related label for products and services in the world. It is an independent certification for products with 100% post consumer recycled content and ensuring low waste content is used.

 Certified Carbon Neutral Icon

Certified Carbon Neutral. The greenhouse gas emissions associated with producing this product have been accounted for, reduced and offset to zero, for a sustainable future.

EMAS

Eco-Management and Audit Scheme is the European Union environmental standard which assesses an organisation’s manufacturing practices, commitment to transparent public reporting and continual improvements in environmental performance.

  Environmental Choice New Zealand

Environmental Choice New Zealand. A New Zealand government owned initiative in which the products have been independently audited to meet international specifications which require a reduction of environmental impacts over the product life cycle.

Environmental Choice North America Icon

Environmental Choice North America. Products and services bearing this logo meet international standards of environmental leadership and sustainability.

Fairtrade logo

Fair-trade. An independent audit guarantees a fair price is paid to the grower underpinning improved living conditions for producers and their communities. In addition, a price premium goes to the grower co-operative to fund projects such as building schools, roads and health clinics.

FSC Logo

Forest Stewardship Council. When you buy products with the FSC logo, your purchase is supporting healthy forests and strong communities. Under FSC certification, forests are certified against a set of strict environmental and social standards and material from certified forests is tracked all the way to the consumer through the chain of custody certification system.

FTSE4

FTSE4GOOD measures the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards and to help investment in those companies.

GECA Logo

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) is an independent ecolabelling certification established under the guidance of the International Standard for Third Party Environmental Labelling and Declaration. This program sets the standard of environmental measures for a product’s performance against relevant and primary environmental loads associated with a product’s life cycle.

 GreenPower logo

GreenPower. An Australian State Government accredited program for renewable energy. The renewable energy is generated from sources such as mini hydro, wind power and biomas.

Greenpeace Germany Logo

Greenpeace Germany. This independent global campaigning organisation acts to change attitudes and behaviour to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001. An independent audit that meets the international environmental management systems standard set by the International Organisation for Standards (ISO).

Nordic Swan Logo

Nordic Swan. This Scandinavian certification sets stringent environmental standards focused on limiting the detrimental impact of the manufacturing process by reducing emissions, raw material usage and energy consumption.

PEFC logo

Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. Certification that assures buyers of wood and paper products that they are supporting the sustainable management of forests.

Rainforest Alliance Certified Logo

Rain Forest Alliance is an independent seal of approval which ensures that goods and services were produced in compliance with strict guidelines protecting the environment, wildlife, workers and local communities.

UTZ Certified Good Inside Logo

UTZ Certified Good Inside is a worldwide certification program that sets the standard for responsible coffee production and sourcing. The program gives independent assurance of sustainable production and sourcing, and offers online real-time traceability of agricultural products back to their origin.

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Product and Production Icons:

 Recycled Icon

Recycled Content %: Indicates the percentage of recycled content used in this product.

ECF

Elemental Chlorine Free: The pulp used to make the paper product has been bleached without the use of chlorine gas. Pulp is bleached with chlorine dioxide, which substantially reduces toxic emissions.

PCF

Process Chlorine Free: The pulp used to make the paper product has avoided the use of all chlorine in the bleaching process.

TCF

Totally Chlorine Free: The pulp used to make the paper product has been bleached, avoiding the use of all chlorine, and toxic organochlorine emissions.

Biodegradable

Biodegradable: This product has the ability to break down, safely and quickly, by biological means, into the raw materials of nature and disappear into the environment.

Recyclable Chair

Furniture Pick-up & Recycle Service: For a small fee we can arrange for our supplier to collect your old office chairs. They will then sort the components and send to an authorised recycler. This service is only available on products that feature this icon and are within metro areas.

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