Giving sustainable corporate gifts is a small step towards a greener corporate future. Here’s why…
Why Give Sustainable Corporate Gifts
The planet is not an infinite resource and, with growing urgency, companies must integrate sustainability into their business models. That includes sustainable corporate gifting.
Sustainable gifts come in many shapes and sizes. They can be zero-waste bathroom products, utensils made from natural materials, or office staples made from recycled plastic. They can be hampers of organic foods purchased from local farms that use holistic farming practices. Or, they can be gifts that enable the receiver to become more sustainable. Corporate gifting to employees is a small token of appreciation but is can have a significant positive impact on team morale and motivation.
Furthermore, green company policies are easy to talk about but they need to continually backed-up with actions. Gifting sustainably serves as an action that reaffirms the company's values.
Additionally, sustainable and responsibly-sourced products typically cost more than their disposable equivalents. It’s a major halting point for many companies and therefore sets your company apart. I’d argue that it's worth the expense because when you gift a sustainable product and introduce green practices to your company, you demonstrate that you’re committed to the cause. That you’re willing to invest in environmental responsibility will appeal to a large volume of consumers who prioritise sustainability.
Sustainable corporate gifts can still feature your company branding so it ties into your marketing strategy and improves company image too.
If you’re going to give a corporate gift, make sure is eco-friendly and sustainable.
6 Sustainable Branded Gift Ideas
Reusable Water Bottles
On average, 116 plastic bottles are used per person per year. To help your employees reduce their use of single-use plastics, gift a reusable water bottle and install water coolers in all of your offices. Your employees can refill their new bottles at work throughout the day instead of buying plastic bottles. Company branded FLASKE bottles are made of stainless steel so you can say goodbye to plastic bottles and cups in the office once and for all.
A reusable bottle doesn’t just reduce plastic waste, it also encourages your employees to drink more water, thereby increasing productivity and overall health.
On-The-Go Coffee Cups
Take away coffee cups and their non-biodegradable lids are a real problem. A takeaway coffee cup is something many people use and dispose of daily. Recognise your clients and employees love of coffee with a thermos coffee cup that keeps drinks hot for hours. Just one FLASKE coffee cup can replace hundreds of disposable cups and, because it’ll keep a homemade coffee hot, it helps your employees and clients save money.
Zero-Waste Food Pots & Cutlery
Encourage your employees to prepare their lunch at home and bring it to work in a stylish food pot. Homemade food is healthier and better for the environment than off-the-shelf sandwiches that come wrapped in plastic. Why not gift a FLASKE food pot and challenge your employees to try out new lunchtime Vegan recipes? A bamboo cutlery set and a stainless steel straw are the perfect partners for a food pot.
Cotton Shopping Totes
A tote bag with your company branding is a cost-effective but incredibly useful gift. Your recipients can use these bags for years, saving hundreds if not thousands of plastic bags from ending up in The Ocean Cleanup. A simple shopping tote can be used as a grocery bag, gym bag, a regular day bag and more, so it’s an effective way to spread your brand name.
Recycled Notepads & Pens
Notepads and pens are standard items in most workplaces but high demand for virgin tree fibres for paper is partly responsible for deforestation. Likewise, natural resources are required to make a new pen. Notepads and pens made from recycled materials clearly show that your company supports sustainability.
Solar Power Banks
Many companies are in the process of swapping or have already swapped non-renewable energy sources for renewable energy sources. Show your customers that you support green energy by gifting a branded solar power bank.