Irish Government Ban on Single-Use Plastics

Single Use Plastics Ban The reign of single-use plastics is coming to an end. Irish Government departments, public bodies and schools will see a total reduction in single-use plastic items. This will include cutlery, straws, plastic cups and plates. Basically, all the government departments will be banned for using any single-use plastic items. This is a huge step for Ireland’s commitment to environmental responsibility as the plight of single-use plastic is painfully evident making up 70% of waste in oceans and beaches. The initiative is being spearheaded by the European Commission who proposed the ban which passed a European Parliment vote.   The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and… Read more »

Codex Goes Green with a Green Initiative

The rise of the Butterfly The Codex Go Green Initiative We hear a lot in the news about climate change and how we are not doing enough to help the environment and green initiative is a phrase that comes up a lot. SMEs could definitely do more to help out and Codex is going to help them do it. One area we started in is catering. We are only human and humans need to eat and drink so it seemed like the best place to start! We have put together a range of catering products that are environmentally friendly. There are many wonderful products but… Read more »

5 benefits of promotional clothing for your business

Promotional clothing for your business To celebrate the launch of our corporate casuals range, we have done our research on the benefits of getting your brand & logo on some trendy promotional clothing. If you want your business to stand out you have got to be noticed. One of the best ways for a business to become recognised is to have their brand under the public’s nose. Apart from buying up acres of media real estate, there is another way to get your brand front and centre, get people to wear it. Yes, that’s right, emblazon it on an everyday essential; clothes…. Read more »

Standing Desk for a Month:’It changed everything’

You’ve probably heard a lot of noise about the standing desk also known as sit-stand desks. How did this all get started? Well mainly because it has become to be known that sitting down for long periods of time can be bad for your health. The list of illness associated with long-term sitting are Diabetes, Heart Disease and disc damage. At Codex we aspire to make every workplace a healthy and productive place, that’s why we are serious about standing desks.  The proclaimed benefits are too big to ignore that’s why we gave one of our staff a standing desk… Read more »

Introducing Healthy Snacks with the Good Snack Co

Healthy snacks at there best! We are excited to announce the launch of a healthy snack range from the Good Snack Company. Codex will stock a hand-picked selection of the most energy boosting & nutrition-packed snacks on the market! Codex is a frontrunner for maximising the productivity of the modern workplace with our extensive range of office, interiors and facilities supplies, naturally healthy food is the next great leap. Healthy snacks & productivity  We sat down with the people of the Good Snack Co to get to know them better, How did they get a started? Well, they simply got fed up with the limited choice… Read more »

Company Canteen and your Staff’s Well Being

In these times we spend a considerable amount of time in the workplace something equivalent to about a third of our lives!  Meal times are now being constantly had on the go or at our desks. Many of us push aside time to sit down, eat and take a break opting instead to eat while working. Why is a company canteen so important? and what makes a great canteen? Let’s get to it! Healthy eating at the company canteen A big concern is that the food we hastily consume while busy is poor quality fast food and sweet & savoury snacks from vending… Read more »

Top 5 Reasons Why You Need a Standing Desk

You’ve probably heard a lot of noise about standing desks also known as sit-stand desks. How did this health craze get started? Well mainly because it is now known that sitting down for long periods of time can be very bad for your health. The list of illness associated with long-term sitting is startling. Diabetes, Heart Disease, spinal disc damage are just to name a few. At Codex we aspire to make every workplace a healthy and productive one, that’s why we are serious about standing desks. We have done our research and here is what we have found to… Read more »

Breakout Area: An Essential Part of the Modern Office

Breakout Breakdown  When you think of an office many ideas and visuals come to the mind, tightly stacked cubicles on an open plan floor, desks with tall stacks of paper and the hunched frame of a worker clacking away at his/her keyboard. Does this sound like a relaxed environment? We don’t think so! At Codex we don’t just supply and outfit offices we aspire to make a workplace the best place a person can be. That’s why we want to talk about what your office could be missing: the breakout area. Take a look at our quick-fire breakdown to summarise the… Read more »

Hot desking! – What makes the perfect hot office desk space

Want to create a hot office desk space? Then look no further, we have invaluable info on what a hot desk space needs. Hot desking is a hugely popular enterprise strategy, but firms need to consider ergonomics, desks & chairs, connectivity and staff wellbeing alongside the projected savings. Hot desking is the practice of sharing selected desks between numerous employees, it’s on the rise globally as companies recognise the cost saving and value that the practice can bring. More and more organisations are catching on to the fact that not every employee needs a permanent desk space – and the trend… Read more »

Codex Acquisition of Staples Advantage Ireland Ltd

Codex Office Solutions Announces the Acquisition of the Irish Office Supplies Business from Staples Advantage Ireland Ltd. Acquisition  Codex today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Irish Office Supplies business of Staples Advantage Ireland Ltd. Codex, a leading supplier of Office Solutions within the Irish market, delivers a first-class service across the Island of Ireland and is looking forward to servicing this additional account base from the beginning of July. As part of the acquisition, Codex welcomes the Irish Staples team into the Codex family and looks forward to managing these new customers which have both a… Read more »

GDPR Tools

GDPR Anniversary: Get the GDPR tools you need to be compliant On the 25th of May, it will be one year since the inception of the GDPR legislation. Don’t let the passage of time fool you GDPR is still watching. Protect your business from data breaches. Fines can be up to €20 million euro or 10% of your total revenue. Conceal On Screen Data Open plan office means an open view of your on-screen data. Visual hacking’ is easy, happens quickly and often goes unnoticed. A privacy screen reduces the viewing angle and reduces this risk Click below to select... Read more »

Codex Appoints a Data Protection Officer

Notification of Appointment of our Data Protection Officer Codex Office Solutions is delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Byrne as our Data Protection Officer (DPO). Phil is an experienced practising certification auditor for ISO 27001 (ISMS) and consults widely with organizations on the implementation of formal management systems to meet the detailed objectives of GDPR within the ISO Management Systems framework. DPO Participation Phil has had a pivotal role in Codex’s preparation for its obligations under GDPR, by working with our management team on the organizations Internal Audit Programme (IAP). All systems and processes have been risk assessed to… Read more »