Recycling company advises charity on stationery procurement

January 11, 2012 by  

Waste management and recycling company Veolia have been praised for their work with mental health charity Mind over last year.

Veolia have worked hard to raise funds throughout 2011 and their activity has gained the recognition of Stephen Fry, who is currently the president of Mind. Fry spoke to trade publication Materials Recycling Week about the work, saying:

“Well done to all the staff who have been involved in the partnership through volunteering and fundraising. This support enables this wonderful charity to continue its vital work to help anyone who experiences a mental health problem.”

Veolia has a significant presence in Birmingham, where the firm works with the Council on recycling and energy recovery issues. As well as the Birmingham team raising funds by skydiving, the team has also advised Mind on issues like how to procure business supplies and how to carry out sustainable activity such as stationery printing.

South Birmingham’s Veolia team, are based in Tyseley, are aware of how important it is for charities to make the most of their assets and to obtain the best costs for services like stationery printing. Mind could benefit from using a locally sourced print shop that can offer a bespoke service rather than using an online company that may not cater directly to their needs.

Kevin Hurst is Veolia’s marketing director. He commented on this activity, saying:

“We have also been providing Mind with other pro bono support including advice on procuring stationery at competitive rates, the best way to approach an office move and an insight into how we manage sickness and absence.”