It's never been more important to look after our planet. We are committed to being kind to the environment and have made positive progress across our products and practices over the last few years. Here's what we've achieved so far!

Our talented teams are always innovating with new, alternative and eco-friendly materials. All of the inks we print with are soy-based, and from 2021 we’re saying goodbye to any glitter that’s not biodegradable, so your stash of sparkly stationery will feel even more special. To ensure we make our mark in a positive way, we’re starting to reduce and offset our carbon footprint, including by working with more local suppliers. We’re also upping the feel-good factor of your favourite things by making more of our products and packaging recyclable. 

Stationery doesn’t grow on trees (we wish!), but paper kind of does, and a lot of paper goes into making lovely stationery. Paper is precious to us and to the planet, which is why all – yes, all! – of our paper products are made from FSC-certified or sustainable sources. We also hug trees to make sure they know how much we appreciate them.

Don’t be alarmed if you start to see more nudity in our stores. Every cellophane-free card has consented to being shown off in all its naked glory. In fact, we are parting ways with plastic wherever possible across our products, packaging and online deliveries. Our gift cards are now made from paper instead of single-use plastic and we’re also switching to fancy new paper carrier bags. Oooh.


SUSTAINABLE TIMBER SOURCING

Here at Paperchase, we know that it’s important to do our bit to help the environment, so we're committed to sourcing products in the most sustainable way possible.

We have a rigorous sourcing policy across our entire supply base and we aim to make sure our own-brand timber products are either certified under a sustainable forest management scheme, contain recycled content or carry eco-credentials.

We work closely with our suppliers so they understand the values and importance behind our objectives but if they don’t share our commitment to the environment then we won’t work with them. We regularly review our processes to make sure we’re always improving and meeting our high standards.


FOR FSC SAKE!

As of 2017, around 90% of our timber suppliers hold Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. The FSC is a global organisation that works to promote the practice of sustainable forestry worldwide. It sets standards for forest products and independently certifies that these standards have been met before allowing their logo to be featured on products that qualify.

The number of FSC certified products in our ranges is growing fast. We will always state in the product description if an item is FSC certified so you can be confident that buying won’t mean harming the world’s forests.

Around 2% of our products are made from recycled fibre which also reduces the overall pressure on natural forests and other important resources. Check out our core range of Kraft products - they all contain materials manufactured with recycled fibre.

Our timber sourcing policy also supports our due-diligence requirements in accordance with the European Union TImber Regulations. Effective since 2013, these regulations aim to address the globe trade of illegally harvested timber.


THE MODERN SLAVERY ACT STATEMENT

This statement is made according to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Here at Paperchase, we recognise that Modern Slavery includes slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, and human trafficking. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings, and to setting up effective systems that safeguard against any form of modern slavery within our business and supply chain.

We’re also committed to making sure our suppliers meet the highest standards of ethics and demonstrate fair working conditions. All suppliers must sign our Code of Practice, which highlights our intolerance of the use of child labour or exploitation of any other vulnerable group. They must confirm that wages and working conditions are comparable to local norms and comply with all local laws. We outline that we may end contract at any time if we become away of any instances of modern slavery.

This statement was approved by our Board of Directors, September 2018.

Olly Raeburn

Chief Executive