How to be Sustainable While Working from Home

Working from home not only gives employees more flexibility but also has a ton of sustainability benefits. Remote workers are already at an advantage because they usually have smaller carbon footprints than office workers. If you’re a remote worker, you might think this means we have our eco box ticked. But it is important to remember that the carbon footprint of businesses hasn’t reduced, it has merely been transferred to millions of individual homes. So how does one adopt sustainable practices while working remotely without breaking the bank? Below are our top 6 tips to reduce your impact on the… Read more »

5 Ways Your Small Business Can Give Back

Giving back to the community is a great feeling, irrespective of whether you do it individually or as a business. The act of doing good affects both, the giver and receiver positively and brings people closer in the process. Contrary to what most of us think, you don’t always have to write a huge cheque to make a difference. Performing even the smallest steps now and then can add up over time. If you want to give back but don’t know how to begin, this article will help you get started. #1 Make giving back a part of your company culture… Read more »

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 »

The DePaul Raft Race against Homelessness

The DePaul Raft Race against Homelessness, now in its fourth year, is a fun loaded day out for all the family to enjoy. The highlight of the day is a series of races between teams of 4, on pre-made rafts, the triumphant team taking home the coveted Winners’ Cup! Codex as the event’s key sponsor, takes its responsibilities to the community very seriously by endorsing and pursuing a series of events that guarantee an enjoyable day for everyone and by getting involved in recreational activities among peers and friends. Our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts are planned to be inclusive for everyone and to have a lot… Read more »

Depaul: Our Charity Partner in 2017

At Codex we’re always looking for ways to give back to the community and to get involved in local events. As a local Irish company, we take our CSR seriously but are also willing to have fun along the way! We are proud to announce that Depaul will be one of our charity partners for 2017. Depaul was established in 2002 and focuses its efforts in helping those who are experiencing homelessness and marginalisation in our society. The organization offers support, guidance and assistance to hundreds of their service users and looks to give them an opportunity to have a… Read more »

Better Service Than Ever! ISO Certificates Renewed

At Codex, we’re well aware that growing for the sake of growing is not the only thing that matters. As we continue to get larger, what’s important to us is that we maintain an impeccable level of service, both in terms of customer relations and production, and that we are constantly measuring ourselves against the best. With that in mind, we are very proud to announce that all three of our ISO certificates have been renewed. Growing Excellence The ISO certificate is an international seal of approval for companies that have attained a high standard of production that increases health… Read more »

This Bright Idea Might Be Our Best

As office interior experts, we’re not immune from admitting that change must start at home. That’s why we recently underwent a major bit of surgery in our Glasnevin headquarters. We changed every bulb in the office to LED efficient ones and we’ve finally seen the light! So just why is lighting so important to your office interior? Bright lights equals productivity Old, dull lights make people feel sluggish, more tired and less active as the day goes on, especially the fluorescent lights so common in today’s office interiors. On the other hand, psychological studies have shown that bright lights elevate people’s… Read more »

New CLP Regulation

In conjunction with the NEW CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) regulation, VOW have decided to take the opportunity to give the 2Work range of chemicals labels a new fresh and professional look. 2work offers a range of cleaning products designed to give you the best in affordable, effective, professional cleaning and will now also comply with the new Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation. What is CLP? CLP is the new legislation for the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures [EC no. 1272/2008]. CLP will officially replace CHIP (Chemicals, Hazard Information and Packaging Supply) on 1st  June 2015. Why… Read more »

First Steps – A Youth Developmental Internship

Codex are delighted to announce our participation in First Steps – A Youth development Internship. First Steps will offer young jobseekers aged between 18 and 25 the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and training with the help of dedicated assistance from Department of Social Protection case officers. The target is to provide up to 2,000 work experience placements of six or nine months’ duration for young jobseekers during 2015. The objective of First Steps is to provide participants with an opportunity to learn and develop basic work and social skills while on a placement in a real work situation… Read more »