So first of all a couple of dates for the diary - The Sourcing Team will be closing on the 23rd December and re-open on the 3rd January 2012. If you need us to help you with your budget or, campaign planning for 2012 please do call � (0)208 288 8277 - the team will be delighted to help you. Please also note that Chinese New Year (subject to the specific factory) is from the 20th January to 20th February - again, if you require any assistance with your Far East projects do contact us urgently.
2011 has been a busy year here at The Sourcing Team – however we take our CSR very seriously and here are just some of the highlights! As you know, South London was in the news headlines for all the wrong reasons during August so we were thrilled to be able to continue our support of One Life who do such great work across the South East working with young and old and helping bring communities together in a positive way.
We also contributed to the React Initiative which raises awareness in young people of drug and knife crime and other issues relating to public safety. Distributed to schools and support groups by the emergency services, this booklet is a really useful tool in keeping young people safer.
We have attended various charity dinners/events in aid of a variety of causes and will continue to support as many of these as we are able to next year. Finally, we held our ‘alternative coffee morning’ in September and thanks to the generosity of clients, suppliers, staff and friends we raised a massive £2,227 ! This smashed our target figure and we would like to thank again, everyone who helped make this such a fun day and raise such a great total!
Next year we see the Diamond Jubilee and Olympic and Paralympic games on home soil – what a year to be part of such a vibrant, diverse community!
We are constantly striving to improve our environmental credentials – here are just a few of this year’s achievements:
Achieving Silver level on the Mayor of London’s Green Procurement Code
Switched to a ‘greener’ electricity plan which offsets 100% of the carbon emissions produced by our electricity consumption.
Continued to promote our environmentally friendly range which continues to grow both in number and choice
100% recycled white paper now used throughout the company for everyday printing.
Exceeded our ISO14000 targets for recycling – new targets set to ensure on-going improvement
Regular staff meetings to promote awareness and knowledge of sustainable procurement and environmental issues.
Implementation of travel policy to promote wider use of public transport.
Finally, thank you to everyone our clients, suppliers and partners for your on-going support - we sincerely look forward to an extremely exciting 2012!
Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year from all The Sourcing Team!