SUSTAINABILITY

Here at M2 Office, we are committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility as a core part of our business values. Our dedication to a greener future is reflected in various aspects of our operations, making us a socially responsible choice for your office interiors, technology, and office supply needs.

M2 Office is accredited with the Gold Standard Environmental Certificate- ISO 14001-2015

We are proud to inform our customers that M2 Office holds the ISO 14001 certification, which is a prestigious accreditation for environmental management systems. This certification demonstrates our unwavering commitment to reducing our environmental impact and continuously improving our sustainability practices. If you choose to work with M2 Office, you can be confident that you are working with a company that upholds the greatest environmental standards. M2 Office continuously sets and strives to achieve environmental objectives and targets. It’s M2 Offices’ mission to help mitigate climate change, preserve ecosystems, and contribute to a more sustainable future. M2 Office carefully chooses the companies that we choose to work with as it of utmost importance that the chosen company has similar morals and does everything in their power to create a greener and healthier planet. Continue reading to see what else M2 Office is doing to maintain a sustainable future.

Commitment to an Electric Fleet

M2 Office is committed to environmentally friendly logistics and transportation. We have converted a substantial portion of our office and warehouse fleet to electric vehicles/vans in order to lower our carbon impact. We are actively contributing to cleaner air and a more sustainable future by investing in electric vehicles and vans.

Efficiency in Office and Warehouse Operations

We recognize the value of energy efficiency and careful resource management. Our office and warehouse facilities are environmentally friendly. This includes energy-efficient heating, lighting, and air conditioning systems, which are all intended to reduce our environmental effect. We are constantly looking for methods to improve the efficiency and sustainability of our operations.

M2 Office believes that environmental responsibility is a shared obligation. You are not just investing in high-quality office interiors, technology, and office supplies when you choose our products and services; you are also contributing to a more sustainable future. We can all work together to improve the environment and make the earth a better place for future generations.

M2 Office Interiors

M2 Office’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond our own practices to our partnerships with like-minded businesses committed to eco-conscious manufacturing, responsible logistics, and effective recycling solutions. We are happy to work with various industry leaders who demonstrate excellence in sustainable operations and production. We are fostering a more environmentally responsible approach to manufacturing, efficient logistics, and recycling practices with these valued partners, ensuring that our clients receive not only high-quality office solutions but also products and services that align with our collective mission to protect the planet. Join us as we investigate how our collaborations with various brands contribute to a more sustainable future.

Sustainable Partners

Actiu

The first industrial company in the world to obtain the WELL® v2 and LEED® Platinum certifications

This way of designing and manufacturing with wellbeing and sustainability in mind or, in other words, people and the environment, has allowed us to become the first industrial company in the world to obtain the WELLTM v2 and LEED® Platinum certifications. They have led our Park to be recognised as the healthiest building in Spain, the second in Europe and fifth in the world, in addition to appearing in the top 20 of the most impressive sustainable buildings in the world, rubbing shoulders with architectural landmarks such as the Bank of America, the Shanghai Tower or Apple Park in California.

ACTIU, take care of the environment by designing office furniture under a sustainable production philosophy, using resources that respect the environment, both recycled and recyclable.

Actiu try to equip workspaces in a sustainable way, with their facilities being leaders in energy efficiency and maximum optimization of production processes. Therefore, Actius Technology Park has been the first medium-sized industrial company in the sector to obtain the LEED® Platinum certificate.

It rains very little in this area, which is why allthe roofs of our buildings are set up to collect rainwater and store it in underground tanks with a cpacity of up to 12,000m3 of water

Where water is a
precious commodity

Our Technology Park has the largest photovoltaic plant on an industrial roof in Europe with state-of-the-art technology and performance, generating 7 million kWh of solar energy, 6 times more than Actiu’s needs.

A technology park
with a lot of energy

Actiu’s commitment to sustainability revolves around optimizing resource efficiency, with a focus on efficient water, energy, and renewable material consumption. Notably, their Technology Park stands out as a self-sustaining oasis, ensuring the conservation of water resources for irrigation and even exceeding their energy demands through solar panel electricity generation. In addition, Actiu’s facilities feature the innovative Gaia by Actiu smart platform, which actively monitors and improves workplace conditions, resulting in an atmosphere that prioritizes well-being and energy efficiency.

The Actius Sustainability Policy includes the development of eco-designed products at all stages of their life cycle: design, materials, production, use, durability, and ease of recycling at the end of their useful life, thereby lowering their environmental imprint.

Actiu is a firm believer in second chances. Actiu breathes new life into the fabrics left over from upholstery processes, which are transformed into toilet bags, tote bags, computer cases, and backpacks all to the work of the Coba Complements creative team.

Sedus

Back in the 1950s, a time when the idea of “environmental protection” was virtually unheard of, Sedus was already deeply committed to the responsible management of resources.

In 2010, Sedus created history by becoming the world’s first office furniture company to receive the renowned EMAS III (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certification. This voluntary commitment demonstrates Sedus’ continuous willingness to set and achieve environmental goals. This resolve is further emphasized by their open life cycle assessment processes and intentional use of recycled materials in the manufacture of Sedus goods, demonstrating their commitment to sustainability.

SEDUS GREEN CODEX – THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AT SEDUS

The development, manufacturing, and marketing of Sedus products follow the Sedus Green Codex in a transparent and sustainable way. The individual process areas correspond to parts of a well throughout circular economy.

Sustainable from the start Behind every Sedus product there is an idea, a vision, a solution to a problem. Already at this point, i.e., during development, we think of materials that fit our standards and take environmental aspects into account. Accordingly, the assessment of life cycles and the associated environmental impacts are already taken into consideration in the development process, and work is carried out on the basis of clear specifications. Our design concepts are created in-house and are characterised by three points in particular:

• Environmentally friendly material selection based on the life-cycle analysis
• Use of more and more recycled material
• High demands on durability and timeless design.

CASALA CIRCULAR

M2 Office Interiors are so proud to work with suppliers that share our vision for a more sustainable office. Casala offer an incredible range of office furniture that consist of 100% recyclable raw materials. Furniture that is environmentally friendly and is built to last.

Casala Furniture has an excellent story to tell within the Circular Economy. The whole collection has been developed on the basis of sustainable principles. We guarantee the take back of all Casala products after a long period of use. This applies both to new deliveries as well as already-delivered Casala products. After recovery, we integrate this furniture into our circular Re-Furniture activities.

CASALA COLLECTION & CIRCULARITY

The Casala furniture collection is extremely suitable for the Circular Economy. For all Casala products, we guarantee the recovery and re-use to the highest possible level according to the 10 R levels of circularity, including existing Casala products.

CERTIFICATION

Casala is a progressive Dutch furniture manufacturer with over 100 years of experience.  We want to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment for the next generation in the right way. Independent evidence of our sustainable actions and the certificates that we, our co-makers, suppliers, transporters and other partners in the supply chain have, are backed up by the regular audits.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATES AND STANDARDS

• Casala is ISO 9001 & 14001, FSC® and PEFC certified

• Suppliers in the supply chain are ISO 9001 & 14001, FSC® and PEFC certified

• Practically all products containing wood can be supplied with an FSC® or PEFC claim.

QUALITY CERTIFICATES AND STANDARDS

• NEN-EN 16139:2013: The majority of Casala chair programmes hold the NEN-EN 16139:2013 certificate. This European quality standard sets requirements for the strength, safety and sustainability of all types of seats for non-domestic use by adults, including visitors’ and conference chairs.

• EN15372:2016: The majority of Casala’s table programmes are EN15372:2016 certified. This European quality standard sets requirements for the strength, safety and durability of all types of non-household tables.

• Geprüfte Sicherheit (“Tested Safety”): Much of the Casala furniture has the ‘Geprüfte Sicherheit’ (GS) seal of approval. This is a quality label for the technical equipment (strength) of our furniture. It indicates that the furniture and the production method comply with German and, where applicable, European safety requirements for this type of furniture.

• NPR 8313: NEN drafts a Dutch guideline for definitions and measurement methods for circular contract furniture in cooperation with partners. Casala has been an active member of the project group since its inception. With our circular approach, our newly manufactured products and ReFurniture, we comply with the principles set out in this directive well before it is published.

M2 Office Technology

M2 Office carefully choose who we partner with as we are strong believers in doing what we can to improve the planet today, tomorrow and in years to come.

Collaborating with partners who share our commitment to environmental responsibility is more than just a business decision; it is a strategic move that supports a better future for our planet and the well-being of society.

Sustainable partners provide numerous advantages. They assist us in reducing our environmental footprint, lowering operational expenses and improving the quality and integrity of our products and services. These collaborations help to strengthen our brand’s reputation and show our customers that we are actively working to create a more eco-conscious and ethical business environment. The importance of having long-term relationships cannot be stressed enough in todays environment.

In 2021 M2 Office Technology proudly achieved the Gold Standard Environmental Certificate- ISO 14001-2015- we are annually audited to maintain that standard.

M2 Office Technology partners with Ricoh.

 

Ricoh Intelligent Devices offer advanced energy management features and cutting-edge technologies to enable eco-friendly printing and more environmentally friendly digital processes. To reduce the environmental impact within their operations Ricoh have set global environmental goals for 2030 and 2050 in alignment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris agreement.

We value and emphasise technologies that help our customers lower costs while driving sustainability for our future.

Whether your goal is to reduce energy expenditure or to simply work more efficiently you can have confidence that partnering with M2 Office allows you to address business challenges in a sustainable way — without sacrificing productivity.

Ricoh have committed to reducing 63% of all direct greenhouse gas emissions from their manufacturing sites, offices and vehicles by 2030 and 100% by 2050.

Ricoh products hold the Blue Angel eco-label, meaning that all Ricoh products are manufactured to the highest standards of environmentally friendly design.

Blue Angel Mark

Developed by the federal government of Germany, the Blue Angel environmental ecolabel sets high standards for product design and sustainable consumption.

Eco Leaf

The EcoLeaf environmental label uses the life cycle assessment method to evaluate the environmental information of products through life cycle stages to determine if impact has lessened over time.

Carbon Balancing

The Carbon Balancing Printing program helps customers set the remaining unavoidable carbon footprint of their document management processes using UNFCCCC Gold Standard carbon credits.

The Ricoh IM C6010 – A Sustainable Beacon

The Ricoh IM C6010 stands out as a beacon of environmental sustainability, surpassing its competitors in every facet of energy use. It proudly claims the title of the most environmentally sustainable laser MFP on the market, embodying a “Green to the core” philosophy. This innovative machine is meticulously crafted and delivered with the lowest CO2 and materials use, showcasing a commitment to eco-friendly practices. The Toner lock feature aligns seamlessly with the company’s ESG credentials, effectively reducing toner waste while maximizing usage, thereby boosting profitability.

Impressively, the IM C6010 demonstrates a dedication to minimising its ecological footprint by utilising toner bottles made from 100% recyclable plastic and eliminating plastic and silicone bags for these bottles. Moreover, the conscientious design extends to packaging, with a remarkable 54% reduction in plastic packaging. The environmental consciousness of the IM C6010 extends beyond material use to energy efficiency, with toner fusing at 14 degrees lower, resulting in lower energy bills. The energy-saving mode further contributes to a 50% reduction in energy consumption, making it a standout in terms of energy efficiency. With the lowest Total Energy Consumption (T.E.C) value available in the laser market, the IM C6010 is a pioneer in sustainability, reflecting a 17% reduction in carbon footprint over its product lifetime. In essence, the IM C6010 emerges as a leader, not only in technological abilities but also in its unwavering commitment to a greener and more sustainable future.

Brother

Working with you for a better environment

At brother our green initiative is simple. We strive to take responsibility, act respectfully and try to make a positive difference to help build a society where sustainable development can be achieved. We call this approach Brother Earth.

Sustainable Printing

As a papercut grows partner, we are enabling our customers to set and meet ambitious sustainability targets to help preserve the world’s forests.

This system calculates how much paper you use, then converts that into a number of trees to plant. Partners will then plant trees in a project of your choosing, and when you get close to your initial investment, it’s time to reinvest and buy more trees.

Ink and Cartridge Recycling

We actively support ink and cartridge recycling to reduce electronic waste and promote responsible disposal. At M2 Office, we are deeply committed to our environmental responsibilities, and we actively encourage our customers to join us in these efforts. You can send us your used printer ink cartridges and toner cartridges for recycling, and we will handle the recycling process at no cost to you. Together, we can work towards minimizing our environmental footprint and making a positive difference in our shared ecosystem.

M2 Office will continue to provide superior value contributing to a sustainable society by practicing management with an emphasis on sustainability.

Supplies

Nescafe

M2 office supply many businesses with numerous office supplies. One of M2 most popular products is the Nescafe coffee tins. M2 chose to partner with Nescafé products as they are extremely environmentally conscious. The Nescafé metal tins are 100% recyclable meaning that when you purchase a Nescafé product from M2 office, you help Nescafé save up to 400 tons of packaging from landfill.

Cheeky Panda

At M2 Office, we take pride in our commitment to sustainability, and that’s why we’ve chosen to partner with Cheeky Panda for some of our office products that we supply. Cheeky Panda is renowned for its dedication to environmental responsibility, offering FSC and Vegan Society verified products while proudly holding B-Corp certification.

Cheeky Panda embraces bamboo as their ultimate sustainable resource, they’ve successfully removed over 315,000 kg of plastic from their supply chain, saved more than 231,000 trees, and prevented over 18,500 tonnes of CO2 equivalent from entering the atmosphere.

By ordering The Cheeky Panda products from M2 Office, your business becomes a part of the mission to reduce plastic pollution, combat deforestation, and minimize your carbon footprint with every purchase. Join us in making a positive impact on the planet while enjoying high-quality, eco-friendly office essentials. Together, we can contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.

3m

At 3M, environmental considerations are at the forefront of product development. They prioritize the use of fewer resources and increased renewable materials in their manufacturing processes, ensuring minimal environmental impact. For instance, their recycled Post-it® Notes are PEFC Recycled certified, while Scotch® Greener Choice Tapes incorporate bio-based materials. 

3M’s commitment to environmental responsibility extends back to 1975 when they introduced the Pollution Prevention Pays (3P) initiative. This program has successfully prevented the generation of over 2.1 million tonnes of pollutants, showcasing 3M’s longstanding dedication to reducing its environmental footprint.

The ‘Pulp and Paper’ Policy adopted by 3M covers their entire supply chain, affirming their commitment to sourcing paper-based products that are legal, traceable, and free from associations with deforestation or harm. This policy values high conservation standards, respects workers’ and indigenous peoples’ rights, and ensures the sustainability of their entire paper-based product line. Moreover, 3M’s non-recycled Post-it® Notes are PEFC certified.

By choosing products from 3M through M2 Office, your business aligns with a commitment to environmental stewardship. Together, we contribute to a sustainable future by offering high-quality office supplies that prioritise both performance and planet-friendly practices.

Leitz

A lot of M2 stationary supplies come from Acco. One of our preferred ranges from Acco is the Leitz recyclable range. This new range is made from a high percentage of recyclable materials, up to 100% recyclable and boasts Blue Angel certification, UL certification, and is certified Carbon neutral. Leitz have a great reputation for their sustainable efforts.

Discover sustainability with M2 Office preferred range from Acco – the Leitz recyclable range. This eco-friendly collection is crafted from a high percentage of recyclable materials, some achieving up to 100% recyclability. Leitz, holds esteemed certifications, including the prestigious Blue Angel certification.

Leitz goes beyond by securing UL certification, emphasizing safety, performance, and sustainability. What sets this range apart is its commitment to being carbon neutral, certifying that the carbon emissions associated with production and distribution are offset.
Known for its outstanding reputation in sustainability, Leitz offers more than just office supplies; it provides a conscious choice for businesses that value quality and environmental responsibility.

Dymo

M2 Office Supply is proud to partner with DYMO®, a company that has evolved from its origins as an embossing company in 1958 to become a global leader in the labelling industry. What drew us to this collaboration is DYMO’s unwavering commitment to sustainability, aligning with our own values. DYMO® prioritizes responsibility and efficiency, offering not just labelling solutions but a dedication to sustainability, one label at a time. From FSC Mix paper products sourced from well-managed, FSC®-certified forests to plastic cassettes made from 100% recycled content, DYMO® demonstrates a holistic approach to environmental responsibility. Their commitment extends to 80% recycled packaging, a 27% reduction in energy consumption, and an impressive 73% reduction in fresh water use during production between 2009 and 2019. By purchasing DYMO® products from us you are contributing to a sustainable future.

Fellowes

M2 Office Supply proudly partners with Fellowes. Fellowes, as a market-leading brand, consistently strives to reduce its environmental impact.

Fellowes has demonstrated a steadfast dedication to responsible forest management by manufacturing the European Range of BANKERS BOX products using FSC certified board. This not-for-profit organization, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), aligns with our values, enabling us to make informed choices about the forest products we offer to our customers. Fellowes’ commitment extends beyond certification; their warehouses in the UK, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Poland are FSC Chain of Custody certified, ensuring a consistent commitment to environmental responsibility.

Sellotape

Sellotape, a household name for over 80 years, epitomizes reliability and innovation, making it a perfect partner for M2 Office. The brands popularity is rooted in its commitment to staying at the forefront of both advancements and sustainability. M2 is proud to align with Sellotape, especially given their lates innovation- the Sellotape zero plastic. This is plant based, 100% recyclable tape this showcases sellotapes dedication to minimising their environmental impact. Choosing Sellotape through M2 Office supplies you are joining us in creating a better and more eco-friendly world.

 

Durable

DURABLE is a shining example of commitment to sustainability, recognized with the UKWA ‘Environmental Award’ in 2019 for their energy-efficient processes that cut costs and reduce CO2 emissions. Their dedication to environmental consciousness is evident in various initiatives. The installation of solar panels covering over 4,000m² generates 50% of the electricity used to produce the DURABLE range. The company consistently optimizes production processes, introducing new machinery and systems to reduce annual production energy consumption from 75,000 to 65,000 MW/h. Energy-saving LED lighting, adjusting to natural daylight, saves 235,000 kWh annually, equivalent to reducing CO2 by 145 tonnes.

The company actively promotes end-of-life recycling, with most products designed for easy separation and recycling. Their eco-friendly product range, such as the Blue Angel Desktop Range, ID Card Holder Eco, Bamboo Lanyard, Durabin Eco, and Desk Mats made with PP, exemplifies their dedication, with each product consisting of over 80% recycled materials. DURABLE’s sustained efforts make them an exemplary choice for those prioritizing sustainability and environmental consciousness in their office supplies.


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