15 Years of Carbon Neutral Supplies

Futures Supplies & Support Services Ltd has long been at the forefront within the cleaning industry for its environmental credentials and commitment to sustainability and the company is proud to celebrate 15 years of Carbon Neutral status in 2022

Scientific consensus states that carbon emissions must be reduced to avoid catastrophic climate change. Businesses have an important and essential role to play in meeting reduction targets and carbon offsetting enables businesses like Futures Supplies to play a part in the climate change battle.

In partnership with Carbon Neutral Britain, Futures Supplies is delighted to have achieved its Carbon Neutral status for the 15th consecutive year. This accreditation positions the company as an industry leader with one of the strongest and most credible approaches to climate change.

Since 2006 Futures Supplies has demonstrated Its commitment to reducing CO² in accordance with leading edge quality assurance standards. As a result of this reduction process coupled with offsetting the unavoidable emissions associated with their business, Futures Supplies carbon footprint is reduced to net zero.

Marc Kemp, Managing Director says “We are proud to be taking a net zero position on emissions by measuring the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with our business, reducing them at source, and then offsetting any unavoidable emissions by purchasing carbon credits. To ‘balance out’ our emissions, we use our carbon credits to support projects throughout the world. We are currently supporting the Carbon Neutral Britain Climate Fund™”.

The South London based business was one of the first in the cleaning industry to gain certification to BS EN ISO 14001 and has won numerous awards for its ‘green’ initiatives including a coveted ‘Green Apple’ award. Its continued commitment to sustainability, confirms it as a pioneering and ground-breaking business.

Award Winning and Carbon Neutral FUTURES SUPPLIES was established in 1995. The company is a family run, independent distributor of washroom, cleaning, janitorial and associated products.

Its ethos is to deliver service, quality, value, reliability, with a commitment to environmental sustainability, using the most up to date technology and innovation. Committed to integrity and transparency in the way the company operates, how the company supply goods and services and in its business partnerships, its aim is to provide an exceptional customer experience.

26 Years of Service Excellence!

As we celebrate 26 years in business, we thought it would be fun to share a few interesting facts and milestones with you.

We are a family business that was started in the original owner’s garage back in 1995! After renting premises for 10 years in 2005 we decided we were here to stay so we purchased and moved into our very own self-contained, purpose-built offices and warehouse in South London.

Members of the CHSA, the Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association since 1997, Futures Supplies successfully achieved 100% compliance to the Distributor Accreditation Scheme.

To ensuring that our customers can have confidence in the quality of goods and in the provision of our services, we have been independently certified since 1997 for our Quality Management System to British Standard ISO 9001

The company’s Manging Director, Marc started working in the business in 1998. Working through all aspects of the business, and following 20 years’ experience at the sharp end, he became the natural successor to drive the company forward and lead the young dynamic team when in 2018 his Mum retired.

After surviving the dreaded Millennium Bug our premises survived a substantial fire in 2000 which started at a neighbouring National Tyres site. Continuing to trade without any break in service, we went on to achieve our first £1million in annual sales.

In 2004 the company ethos, to effectively tackle and improve its environmental, social and economic impact on the community, saw it provide its first work experience placements to disadvantaged young care leavers.

We won our first business award in 2005 for ‘Best Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility’ and have gone on to be recognised with over 30 accolades including numerous sustainability awards as well as Best SME!

Pioneering the use of Eco-Friendly products and sustainable business practices we became CarbonNeutral certified in 2006. Delivering carbon neutral supplies to our customers we are proud to say the net greenhouse gas emissions associated with our business are ZERO.

Since 2007 we have successfully achieved certification for our Environmental Management System to British Standard ISO 14001. This illustrates that Sustainability is at the heart of our business. We are passionate and committed to ensuring that we meet the needs of today without compromising those of future generations, through minimising negative impacts on our planet and our people. We purchased our first fully electric van in 2008!

Early adopters of social media and our first tweet went out on Twitter in 2009!

One of the few independent family business in our industry, we genuinely care about our customers. Our growth has been organic and as a result of consistently delivering high levels of Service, Quality, Value and Reliability with Environmental Consideration through Innovation and Technology.

We still supply our very first customer and have been since 1995! We believe in working in partnership with suppliers and customers, taking into account their individual needs, to deliver the best possible customer experience.

Dan, our operations Manager, and Andy our Office Manager, are brothers and have worked in the business for over 20 years. We think our team are our heroes, operating throughout the Covid Pandemic since March 2020, they are key workers supplying essential services and products to valued customers ensuring they could continue to open and run their businesses.

Happy New Year From Us All At Futures Supplies

It has been a tough year for everyone and as such, never has there been a more important time to continue to support each other.

As 2020 comes to a close, we really cannot thank all our loyal customers enough for your support throughout these turbulent times. Rest assured we will continue to go above and beyond to exceed your expectations in delivering an exceptional customer experience.

Our carefully selected suppliers will continue to receive our full support and we are grateful for your help in what has been one of our most challenging years in our 25 years of trading.

Our heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones from this awful virus. If nothing else this year has taught us all to be kind, think of others and remember business is not just about the bottom line but giving back and standing together to overcome this enormous challenge.

We hope 2021 will bring better times for us all in the meantime all the team at Futures Supplies would like to wish you and your families a very happy New Year and everything you wish for.

Marc Kemp, Managing Director.

Compostable Refuse Sacks & Liners

Futures Supplies now supply a full range of compostable refuse sacks, bin liners and waste caddy liners.

We hope this new biodegradable, compostable range will help support your sustainability aims.

Manufactured from Ecopond® biodegradable plastic, using starch and lactide-based derivatives of plant sources, these products are fully compliant with the European composting standard, which requires more than 90% of the plastic mass to convert into biomass, CO2 and water, with no harmful residue.

  • Made from fully compostable bioplastics
  • Breaks down into water, CO2, and biomass
  • EN13432 compliant

 

 

 

 

Visit Us At The We Mean Business Expo 2017

The We Mean Business Pop-Up Expo offers an exceptional business opportunity. The Expo will showcase Croydon as London’s fastest growing economy benefiting from a mammoth a £5.25bn investment programme. It will also highlight the borough’s status as London’s leading tech hotspot.

Attracting business people from all types and sizes of firms, from start-ups to SMEs and leading corporates and multi-nationals, the Expo provides unrivalled scope for visitors to network, make new connections and do business, either at one of the 50+ company exhibition stands or at the Speed Networking Sessions.

Visitors can also gain a unique insight into the borough’s many business opportunities from leading experts at the programme of We Mean Business Pop-Up Expo Seminars which will run throughout the day. There will be topical discussions on key commercial issues affecting the Croydon, UK and world markets, with speakers offering market insights which no business can afford to miss.

With street food stalls on the forecourt of The Business Xchange Hub in Lansdowne Road offering every from coffees and snacks to breakfasts and lunches, there will be plenty of opportunities for informal networking.

We hope you will come and visit us on the first floor on Tuesday 3rd October, we would love to see you.

Reserve your free place here:-

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/register?orderid=dcf1a8ae9ec611e7b91306542325c18a&client_token=e277b332c3ae4dacb11ee56e9ddf4070&eid=37604045713

Futures Supplies Awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2017

feefo_gold_trusted_service_2017_darkFutures Supplies & Support Services has won a Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, rated by real customers.

Trusted Service Gold is awarded to businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. A badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique as all the awards are based purely on the interactions with verified customers. This feedback has been collated by the Feefo review platform, with the accolades being awarded based upon performance.

Marc Kemp, Managing Director of Futures Supplies commented: “It’s a real honour to receive this award from Feefo. To be recognised for delivering exceptional experiences to our customers is a great achievement. We’ve been working hard to ensure our customers receive the best service possible, and being able to listen, understand and respond to their needs has enabled us to continually improve our offering.”

Feefo is a ratings and reviews, and customer analytics platform. It collects genuine, purchase-verified reviews on behalf of over 3,000 businesses. Feefo ensures that all feedback is authentic, by matching it to a legitimate transaction.

To find out more and see our reviews visit the website www.futures-supplies.co.uk

Making a Clear and Credible Commitment – Celebrating Ten Years of Certification!

Futures Supplies is delighted to have its green credentials independently endorsed for the tenth year running achieving the credible and sought after Carbon Neutral certification.

This is a highly sought after accolade and recognises the company as an industry leader in its field for its environmental commitment and for delivering carbon neutral supplies to its customers.

We are proud to be taking a net zero position on emissions by measuring the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with our business, reducing them at source and then offsetting any unavoidable emissions by purchasing carbon credits.

Supporting the Andipatti Wind Power Project located in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, this 49.5MW wind power project delivers zero-emissions renewable electricity to the Southern regional grid. The project is validated and ‘Verified Carbon Standard’ (VCS).

This wind farm consists of 30 Vestas turbines, each of capacity of 1.65 MW, generating approximately 100,000 MWh of clean renewable electricity annually. This reduces CO2 emissions by displacing electricity which would have otherwise been drawn primarily from fossil fuel power stations; subsequently, the Andipatti Wind Power Project generates 90,000 tonnes of emissions reductions on average per year.

Demonstrating our commitment to reducing CO2 in accordance with leading edge quality assurance standards, the CarbonNeutral trademark is one of the worlds most recognised and robust brand marks for greenhouse gas emission reduction.

As a result of this reduction process coupled with offering the unavoidable emissions associated with our business, our carbon footprint is reduced to net zero.

You can read more about our environmental approach here http://www.futures-supplies.co.uk/environment.asp

CarbonNeutral Certificate 2016

Innovative Biotech Toilet Roll Delivers Savings

BIOTECHBiotech is the innovative biological toilet paper that saves time, money and the environment.

Thanks to BATP technology, for which Papernet currently has exclusive European rights, Biotech reduces blockages and helps maintain pipes and sewerage systems

Biotech contains five different types of good microorganisms, which are totally harmless for us and the environment but remove incrustations and smelly substances from the pipes. You don’t have to wait long to see results in just four weeks the cleaning action of Biotech toilet paper helps eliminates blockages, nasty odours and other dirt from the pipes.

Constant use of Biotech reduces the need for the mechanical cleaning of sewerage systems, hence reducing maintenance costs. Sample studies carried out on tourism/accommodation premises with an average of 100 visitors daily demonstrated that the exclusive use of Biotech radically reduces the need to unblock the sewerage system and makes for some considerable savings – up to 40% as compared to using standard toilet paper.

One of our own customer trials clearly demonstrates how effective the product is in large office complexes where plumbing can be an issue call us if you would like to see the results.

As well as cleaning pipes, the good microorganisms in Biotech toilet paper contribute to eliminating surfactants emitted by cleaning products, and once the active action is complete, they biodegrade without leaving any residue.

Thanks to BATP technology, which forms the basis of the Biotech product, the simple action of throwing toilet paper into the water is transformed into an action of respect for the environment.

To find out more follow the link or if you would like a trial call us now on 020 8689 2072 https://www.futures-supplies.co.uk/product.asp?p_part_code=001%2E080

 

 

 

Carbon Neutral Supplies Delivered to Your Door

Carbon Neutral Certified LogoWe are delighted to have been certified Carbon Neutral for the eighth consecutive year.

Continuing our support of the Gobi Gansu Wind Power Project, this Gold Standard Project involves the generation of zero-emission renewable energy through the installation of wind turbines in northwest China. The project is making a significant contribution to the sustainable development of one of the poorest provinces in China, providing considerable environmental, social and sustainable benefits.

We are proud to be taking a net zero position on emissions by measuring the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with our business, reducing them at source and then offsetting any unavoidable emissions by purchasing carbon credits.

Ecover are Changing!

Ecover NewWe’re really excited at Futures Supplies to unveil Ecover’s brand new look!

As part of our company ethos to encourage and offer ecologically responsible cleaning solutions as a chioce to our customers, Ecover products are made from natural, sustainable plant-based ingredients and the company is constantly working to ensure they leave fewer unnecessary residues, biodegrade even more quickly and have less impact on aquatic life.

Ecover has spent the past 30 years making powerful, efficient products that clean with care and now with bright colours and a new shape. Ecover has also introduced icons which will make the usage and benefits of the products really clear, so that they are even easier to use than ever before.

We hope that the Ecover products offer a way to introduce ecological cleaning to those companies out there who may not have considered it before. If you would like to help save the planet, contact us for further details or visit the website now www.futures-supplies.co.uk