Know Your Green Stationery and Office Supplies

Get to know your Green Stationery from Grays Office Supplies

Helping the enviroment and choosing the right sustainable products is important to us all. But with so many abrieviantions, there can be some consfusion when buying.  Grays Office Supplies have come up with an easy to use guide so you know which is the best products for you.

PEFC
PEFC is a global umbrella organisation for the assessment and mutual recognition of national forest certification schemes developed in a
multi-stakeholder process. These national schemes build upon the inter-governmental process for the promotion of sustainable forest
management, a series of ongoing mechanisms supported by 149 governments in the world covering 85% of the world’s forest area.
(see www.pefc.org for more information)

FSC
FSC is an international network to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC brings people together to find solutions
to the problems created by bad forestry practices and to reward good forest management. FSC policies and standards aim to make the greatest possible contribution to forest stewardship worldwide. FSC works to be recognised as the global centre of excellence in the development of international standards for forest certification.

Cool Earth
The only way to halt destruction is to align the future of the rainforest with the people best placed to protect it. This means placing forest in the
hands of the people who rely on its survival for their survival. Cool Earth does just that.

Recycled
Many products nowadays are made from 100% recycled product; in other instances, that is simply not possible, currently. Look out for the logo
highlighting the percentage of recycled content that is used to produce the product – we only tend to use this logo if it is over 50% recycled, other
products may still contain recycled material.

Blue Angel
The Blue Angel can be awarded only to those products that distinguish themselves by greater environmental friendliness than other products
serving the same purpose.

Fairtrade
Fairtrade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Its purpose is to create opportunities for producers and workers who have
been economically disadvantaged or marginalized by the conventional trading system. If fair access to markets under better trade conditions
would help them to overcome barriers to development, they can join Fairtrade. Fairtrade is a tool for development that ensures disadvantaged
farmers and workers in developing countries get a better deal through the use of the international FAIRTRADE Mark.

Rainforest Alliance
The Rainforest Alliance has a worldwide reputation for being an enlightened, independent organisation which has a rigorous certification
process, which covers social, economic and environmental factors. These include water conservation, wildlife protection, fair treatment and good
working conditions for workers, soil management and conservation. (see www.rainforest-alliance.org for more information)

EU Ecolabel
The EU eco-label proves that the paper production has a lower impact, including the selection of raw material and manufacturing.
To be awarded the EU eco-label the production process must meet strict criteria for use of natural resources and chemicals, energy consumption,
emissions to air and water and for waste management. It also requires that the paper contains fibre from sustainably managed forests.
(see www.eco-label.com for more information)

CarbonNeutral
The CarbonNeutral Company registered the CarbonNeutral® trademark in the 1990s. It is awarded to a product, service or activity that has
completed a process laid out in the CarbonNeutral Protocol, and using the parameters of the specific CarbonNeutral brand mark to
be applied. Whenever you see the CarbonNeutral logo, you know that the company is taking seriously its response to climate change.
(see www.carbonneutral.com for more information)

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Recent Furniture Project

Plan, Design & Installation all from Plan

This project saw GOS plan and design everything from a building plan. One of our furniture experts and partner of GOS Ben had a brief meeting with the client to understand his budget and the style of furniture they wanted, from then it was down to him to find the correct products to suit the client’s needs.

This client has a very busy and ever-expanding business therefore they required adaptable and expandable work spaces along with noise reduction however still allowing for collaborative working. Ben used a bench system together with fabric screens to create the clients desired environment.

As a business where, possible we deliver and install all our projects free of charge, allowing for the client to understand the exact cost to them.

Why Buy from Grays Office Supplies?

GUARANTEED COST SAVINGS
We’re part of the world’s biggest collective of independent resellers – We buy with international buying power, and pass the savings on to our
customers and will always look to beat the advertised price of any competitors’ basket of goods, refunding the difference if you find cheaper.

FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY
With helpful assistance and huge discounts on our entire range of 25,000 office products, we offer next day delivery on 98% of our catalogue
as standard, we can also offer a same day delivery service – easy to order by email, phone, fax or online.

DEDICATED ACCOUNT MANAGER
All our customers are looked after by a dedicated account manager, we believe that you should always have a familiar face and a point of
contact.

DELIVERY DRIVERS 
To ensure our customers receive the best possible attention we handle all enquiries and deliveries ourselves with our own fleet of delivery vans – No
relying on third parties companies.

SHOPPING LOCAL REDUCES CO2 EMISSIONS
Less driving = less fumes – and we have no huge diesel guzzling vehicles making deliveries.

Why not contact us now and see how we can help?

School Furniture

We just can’t help saying “YES”!

Schools we work with turn to GOS for the total solution, knowing that we can help whatever the requirement – No need for multiple suppliers for different aspects of the school.

Whether you are looking for the office, classroom, reception, canteen, staff room, kitchen, changing rooms, hall or even playground, car park and playing fields – Contact us here, we are here to help.

“We have had many dealings with GOS over recent years and have always found them to be very professional and helpful. We have received excellent service in provision of new furniture and installations, especially the redesign and refitting of our staff room to a high standard.”




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Amazing Offers on Business, Office and Home Machines

We are pleased to launch this quarter’s offers on our machines and office equipment.

TechStuff!

Our new interactive mailer is full of great offers on the latest technologies for the home and office!

These include deals on scanners, printers, dictation machines, projectors, laminating machines, headsets and more.

Choose from a wide range of key brands like Brother, Canon, Dymo, Epson, Fujitsu, Fellowes, Olympus, Optoma, Safescan and Swordfish to name just a few!

Click here to buy our latest machines online or if you are interested in any of the products within our mailer, simply complete your details below and we will be happy to help.

 

GDPR

At Grays Office Supplies, we are helping our customers get ready for The General Data Protection Regulation which will be superseding the Data Protection Act.

We cannot make you GDPR Compliant but we can help you with a range of products.

These include Shredders, Encrypted USB Storage, Secure Visitors Books and our Secure Shredding Service.

Fines can be heavy and could be 4% of your Global Turnover or £18m, depending which is more.