TCS encourages responsible sourcing of materials throughout the supply chain, from partnering with factories with a clear commitment to minimising environmental impact, to using distribution partners with strong environmental credentials. We have an extensive network of FSC accredited paper factories, and select partner factories who demonstrate a clear understanding of the environmental impact of their work, while taking an active role in reducing carbon footprint.
We can also offer reduced carbon shipping methods, offering freight which minimises pollution by allowing a little more time for the shipping process. Wherever your environmental priorities lie, TCS can offer the solutions that you need. We are always looking at reducing the production of single use and non-recyclable products, so please ask if you’d like information on possible options.
TCS is an active member of Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) and we are dedicated to working with our key factories on an ongoing basis to ensure they remain committed to the process of continual improvement of working conditions and good employment practices, and remain true to the ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) Base Code.
To ensure high standards are maintained, we audit all of our key factories to internationally recognized codes such as SMETA, BSCI and ILS on a regular basis with the help of independent auditing companies and our China office. Our China team includes a fully qualified auditor on hand to provide support and ongoing monitoring, guaranteeing exceptional standards beyond the audit. We help to train our factories through comprehensive Critical Action Plans on best practice for health & safety and good employment practices. This supportive approach allows us to develop and maintain strong, long-term partnerships with our factories, which is reflected in the quality of product we deliver.
TCS is committed to keeping ahead of the pace of change in global employment standards, working with various ethical consultancies and auditing firms to ensure employees are always up to date on key issues that affect people throughout our supply chain, and sharing this knowledge at all levels to secure better conditions for workers.
With an ever-increasing awareness of climate change in the public consciousness, consideration for recycling and minimising waste has become an integral part of the design and manufacturing process at TCS.
This begins with a keen approach toward recycling at our offices and extends to the way we work with our suppliers, the materials we produce and what we recommend to our clients.
TCS uses recyclable materials wherever possible to minimise our environmental impact. Through our partnership with Biffa, packaging materials are carefully selected to ensure maximum potential for recycling at end-use, with our card, paper and plastic materials commonly accepted for kerbside collection and local UK recycling schemes. The materials in many of our products are now also recyclable, such as polypropylene solid plastic and bags, and LDPE plastics. We are always looking for ways to further reduce the impact of our products on the environment.
TCS is also a member of Valpak, documenting amounts of battery, waste electrical and electronic equipment produced on a regular basis, and we are always looking to provide our clients with environmentally friendly options so that they can meet their own environmental targets.
Please ask if you would like information on how to label for recycling the products we supply.