This time of year we are usually all thinking about ways in which we might better ourselves in the year ahead. Whilst New Years Resolutions are usually a personal promise, we thought it would be nice to make a few changes in the way we operate to better benefit the world around us and improve ourselves.
In order to do this we made one simple change to the way we run our office and that change came in the form of Balance Stationary; Bristol based ethical stationary providers. We’ve had such a fantastic experience with Balance, we thought we would share their ideas with you.
Not your average pencil-pushers…
Millions of children across the world lack basic educational supplies. Balance aims to help give children in developing countries better opportunities in life by providing them with the tools they need to improve their learning. They do this by donating a percentage from ours and other business and schools stationery contracts to fund stationery and educational equipment to many children in need.
Now we have placed our first order with Balance, Calvium has become linked to a school in a developing country. Our school is also part of the Bristol International Twining Association so it is also linked to local business and schools in the Bristol area and every year we will receive an official impact report so everyone at Calvium can see the progress we have helped achieve, just by switching office suppliers.
Like buying ethically sourced food, making a better choice about what you’re purchasing usually means a higher financial expense. However, after sending the Balance Stationery team a list of items and prices that we usually pay another supplier, they have price matched everything and the final tally came in considerably cheaper than what we usually pay. By this point you probably don’t need convincing but if you’re looking for a cherry on top, they also provide FREE next day delivery on all their orders.
So if you’ve already broken your ‘Dry January’ and the healthy diet has been ruined by leftover Quality Street, make a resolution at work that is brilliantly easy to keep, can be enjoyed by the whole office and most importantly, makes a real difference to those who need it most.