“We pride ourselves on providing the right products with the best service in the most environmentally friendly and ethical way. Our team work every day to achieve this goal, providing outstanding services to customers nationwide.”
Louise Harris, Managing Director – Fenn 1875
Fenn 1875 supports companies in creating social change by operating in a financially sustainable and environmentally conscious way.
Through consolidating your purchasing needs to a single source your business benefits from economies of scale, and the environment benefits from the ethical products we source, from their packaging to delivery and recycling. We reduce your total costs with no negative effect on service, quality – or our world!
We always aim to:
We provide a simple single-source purchasing solution which not only makes life easier, but quite simply saves your business time and money while helping you to meet both regulatory and responsible business practices.
Through listening to them and our people, we have created a sustainable business which makes a positive difference to our suppliers, our customers and our world. Our suppliers are chosen not just for their price competitiveness, but also based on their business practices including their ethical business policies, health and safety compliance, and ability to source environmentally responsible products.
We have worked hard to achieve internationally recognised standards ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environment) SA8000 (working conditions) – and we ensure our suppliers adhere to these guidelines and operational standards too.
By helping you to make ethical buying decisions together we can make a positive difference.
"As a world leading manufacturer, we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. Our business partnership with Fenn 1875 has delivered a sustainable, cost-effective solution. This was achieved by Fenns ... delivering and implementing a tailored solution quickly and efficiently. Fenns are an integral part of our supply chain."
"Fenns respond to requests for non-standard items rapidly, working hard to source these at reasonable prices. I would recommend Fenn 1875 to anyone needing a reliable, helpful and affordable solution."
Every employer has a duty to protect their workforce. In some industries this means providing them with the right equipment and PPE to do their role effectively and safely. From workwear to furniture to digital equipment, everything needs to be compliant and fit for purpose.
Employers have to comply with their industry specific regulations by assessing the potential risks and taking actions to mitigate those risks. Here are some of the main areas you’ll need to consider when purchasing equipment for your business.
All office furniture should be safe to use, well designed, made to a high standard and suitable for the job. Desks that are both sit and stand are not legal requirements but are gaining popularity now to help keep employees mobile and prevent issues later down the line.
The standard of seating and desk chairs are hugely important. Ensuring your staff have a chair that is compliant with health and safety regulations should be top of mind. Compliant chairs need to be adjustable in height in order to meet the requirements of users at different body styles.
Depending on the industry or role, workwear is one of the most variable pieces of equipment for safety standards. It’s important to keep up to date with what the regulations are in your specific sector to ensure you remain compliant. Using our workwear portal you’re able to see what employees have received which uniform and if it is compliant with industry standards. It also keeps a record for you to prove that you have provided your staff with the correct uniform.
Since the pandemic, return to office anxiety has peaked with some workers not wanting to go back to how things were in large open plan communal spaces. Stocking up on janitorial supplies and cleaning more regularly will help people to feel safe. Screens and hand sanitizer also add confidence to let your workforce know that you’ve considered all safety measures.