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Sustainability.

DRIVING CONSISTENT POSITIVE CHANGE.

Achieving the industry standard certificate ISO 14001, demonstrates our commitment to designing and implementing an effective environmental management system. We have a large environmental footprint within our direct control, that’s why all our warehouses across the UK are zero waste to landfill, instead it’s all recycled.

And that’s not it, we’re also investing in a number of key areas to make an even greater positive impact, including:

  • Driving down our overall waste by providing recycling facilities across all our sites.
  • Reducing single-use plastics we’ve introduced eco-friendly packaging throughout our warehouses.
  • Utilising energy efficiency measures, such as LED lighting and other low energy devices are also being rolled out across our workplace.
  • Finding innovative ways to reduce waste, such as our battery, toner and furniture recycling services.
  • Investing in our delivery fleet, we’re in the process of replacing all our vehicle fleet with the latest fuel and emission efficient diesel engine. The expectation is that these vehicles will deliver up to a 7% improvement in mpg.
  • Recycling our used or damaged cardboard boxes, shredding and recycling over 16,000 cubic square metres of cardboard per year, which is equivalent to the space needed for 3,200 Asian elephants.

Our supply chain trust & transparency.

DMG’s client relationships and understanding of market preferences, along with strong partnerships with our suppliers and manufacturers make us a market leader.

This leadership role puts us in a unique position with regard to ensuring appropriate standards, influencing behaviour and increasing the transparency of our supply chain. Although our supply chain is highly complex, it is the most significant part of our environmental footprint and social impact.

For this reason we are committed to exerting the correct levels of control – selling products that have been produced illegally or unethically is not just the responsibility of the supplier, it is ours too. Unlike some on-line retailers, we will not tolerate counterfeit or substandard products.

Responsible sourcing.

Our supply chain is highly complex, and it is the most significant part of our environmental footprint and social impact. Ensuring the right levels of control is vitally important.

At DMG our preference for suppliers who offer high environmental and ethical trading standards goes alongside a continual drive to source sustainable and ethical product ranges. You can find out more about our responsible sourcing on our Partnerships page.

Tackling modern slavery.

We are committed to eradicating modern slavery throughout our supply chains, in-line with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

All our suppliers are subject to our Anti-Slavery Policy, which has been built into their contracts with our wholesale partner. As part of the contracting process, they include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children. It is mandatory for all suppliers to sign this commitment, which is contractually binding.

Our targets.

By the end of 2022 DMG will have:

  • Increased the number of environmentally friendly and ethically sourced product ranges
  • Established a comprehensive database of the ethical credentials of our entire range and supplier base

Communities respect & relationships

DMG are proud to build relationships with national charity partners and are proud to be an Ambassador of Teens Unite. We also support initiatives to utilise the apprentice levy and encourage colleagues to get involved in local charity and fundraising activities. We have industry competitive rates of retention and strive to offer our own workforce opportunities to improve their skills and advance within the business.

Our people wellbeing & workplace

The culture of DMG encourages people to be the best version of themselves. We recognise that our business will only create future value if we have engaged, healthy colleagues working in good quality environments with access to appropriate levels of training and development.

We aspire to cultivate a positive culture where colleagues, customers and suppliers respect each other and their surroundings, regardless of religious background, cultural heritage or gender. Taking the aspects of wellbeing seriously and understanding it goes beyond just being well.