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!
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
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
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, May