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How improved buying helps higher education cut emissions

Mar 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in CSR, Education, Working Smarter, eco-friendly

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There's a big reason why any higher education purchasing policy should have carbon emissions front of mind.

2020 Carbon reduction targets

Reducing carbon emissions is pertinent for universities in 2020, because they had hoped to meet a 43% reduction target set by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in 2009.

While most universities may not be on track to achieve this, there have been successes.

The University Carbon Progress Report showed carbon emissions from UK higher education providers falling from 1.7 million tonnes to 1.6 million tonnes in the year to 2017/18.

So how can your university do better, on campus and throughout the supply chain?

Here are 4 buying policies that can make a difference:

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The Social Value... of a Water Bottle

Feb 12, 2020 8:32:48 AM / by Andy Thorp posted in CSR

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Since 2010 ‘chilly’ bottles have been donated by Banner to Great Places, this is a great opportunity to provide some insight on how a simple water bottle, has great social value.

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Making a positive impact on Welsh Schools and Community Groups

Jan 10, 2020 9:30:27 AM / by Andy Thorp posted in CSR, Our People, Our Communities

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Banner sponsored the third DVLA Code Challenge competition recently.  The event enables pupils to develop their problem solving, communication and teamwork skills; as well as improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and innovative way. 

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Supporting the Food Bank in Milton Keynes

Jan 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Andy Thorp posted in CSR, Our People, Our Communities

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It's been reported that more people than ever are turning to food banks.  Simon Eady, Business Manager at Banner, spent a charity day helping at the Milton Keynes food bank and knows all too well of the vital support it provides to the community. 

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Our top 5 eco-friendly products for your next marketing campaign

Jan 7, 2020 11:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Product, CSR, Print, Good and Green, eco-friendly, Promotional

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Sustainability is high on the agenda for many businesses who are looking to make their operations and products greener and limit their impact on the environment.

Using eco-friendly promotional products creates a good impression for your business and shows your customers you are working towards reducing your impact on the environment. A recent study found 42% of consumers have a more favourable opinion of a company if the promotional product they received was environmentally friendly. (Global Advertising Specialities Study, 2016).

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Samaritans Donation

Nov 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in CSR, Charity

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Banner are pleased to have been able to support the Samaritans Wakefield branch. Banner were able to donate a variety of items including pens, toilet roll, biscuits and a range of other products thanks to Mark Normington and the NDC warehouse . 

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Donating supplies to the Flood Appeal

Nov 28, 2019 3:01:49 PM / by Banner posted in CSR, Charity

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The devastating impact of the recent flooding on many communities and businesses across the UK has been widely reported.

Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands and parts of the South East being some of the most affected areas.

With such significant damage caused by the floods, it was without doubt that Banner and the wider Evo Group would organise a donation of supplies to support those in need.

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Four ways we've reduced single-use plastics at Banner in 2019

Nov 21, 2019 11:11:26 AM / by Banner posted in CSR

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Throughout 2019, we worked hard to reduce single-use plastics by 30% across our business by 2020.


We kicked 2019 off by removing plastic filler in our small pick parcels and now we’re delighted to announce four more eco-friendly improvements to our packaging and deliveries.

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Toilet Twinning

Nov 19, 2019 9:27:48 AM / by Banner posted in CSR

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Banner are over the moon that a recent cost saving exercise on toilet roll resulted in one of our customers donating the money they saved to a worthy cause.

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Out of sight, out of mind? Keeping our office data safe

Nov 12, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in CSR

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If your organisation's GDPR policy doesn't cover remote working, it probably should.

With personal data breaches leading to a potential fine of nearly £18 million pounds or 4% of annual global turnover, most organisations are all-too aware that complying with GDPR is essential. However, you may need to check your organisation is covering all bases, including remote employees.

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