Corporate Social Responsibility

We are always seeking new ways to ensure our business practices are sustainable and respectful. Our staff are proactive, we employ the efficient use of resources and raise awareness among our team to sustain the long-term protection of the environment. Our customers are increasingly aware of the impact of carrier bags and we have seen a huge uplift in retailers branding their own reusable bags for customers. It’s a great way to reduce the waste of plastic bags but also promotes your business.

Corporate Social Responsibility

We are always seeking new ways to ensure our business practices are sustainable and respectful. Our staff are proactive, we employ the efficient use of resources and raise awareness among our team to sustain the long-term protection of the environment. Our customers are increasingly aware of the impact of carrier bags and we have seen a huge uplift in retailers branding their own reusable bags for customers. It’s a great way to reduce the waste of plastic bags but also promotes your business.

We recognise we have a responsibility to environment and people

  • The climate crisis is paramount importance to us.
  • We are always looking for better solutions.
  • We are a responsible supplier and will continue to evaluate processes to ensure we are.
  • Working conditions in our factories are safe, hygienic and employment is freely chosen.
  • Child labour is never employed.
  • Supply Chain

  • Our supply chain has to adhere to relevant national and international environmental laws and regulations.
  • Bag partners are SEDEX audited. This means they are independently audited in accordance with the four pillars of SEDEX which manage per formance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
  • Our Indian bag factory are Fairtrade certified which means products we manufacture in Fairtrade cotton are from a traceable supply chainthat ensures ethical trading. Fairtrade means that trade between companies in developed countries and producers in developing countries in which fair prices are paid to the producers.
  • Our Chinese bag factory is currently undergoing new trading audits as they are due to expire.
  • Packaging

  • India: we’ve moved from plastic packaging for shipping to compostable corn-starch bags. 100% complete.
  • hina: we’re transitioning from plastic packaging for shipping to com postable and aim to be complete by end of 2020.
  • Our cartons for shipping will be FSC certified which means they are made from renewable sources.
  • Shipping

  • We offer all clients the option of shipping by sea rather than air which is kinder to the environment.
  • Products

  • We are donating percentage of sale of our recycled PET bags to Plastic Oceans.
  • We will not source single-use plastic items for clients.
  • Introduced a range of recycled bags to our stock range / due to go live on our website first quarter of 2020.
  • We are now stocking Fairtrade Organic cotton which means clients can choose the re sponsible option.
  • Office

  • We have scheduled installation of solar panels to our warehouse and office.
  • We have an electric company car.
  • Company-wide recycling in conjunction with council recycling scheme.
  • FSC certified paper stationery has been purchased as we phase out old stocks of cards, tape and paper.
  • Wurlin Group Ethics Policy – download our code of ethics here.