• 12 March 2024

We celebrate 15 years of Greengiving!

Can you imagine: a salesman going door-to-door to show off his range of corporate gifts. He carries pens with him, largely made of non-recycled plastic... 'There must be another, more sustainable, way to do this', Florus Floor thought to himself 15 years ago. He launched a webshop with about 100 sustainable products which grew into a growing and thriving organisation: Greengiving! A good time to look back on the past years and celebrate our 15-year anniversary.

Growing Greengiving

Greengiving was founded in 2009 with the aim of helping companies quickly and easily with sustainable business gifts online. Of course, sustainability was already very important back then, but it received less attention than it does now. Fortunately, the new webshop was positively received by all kinds of companies. In no time, the Doppers, growing papers and cotton bags were flying out the door. The range also included more and more unique green products, such as printed apples and plantable pencils. Orders came not only from the Netherlands, but also from Belgium, Germany and the rest of Europe.

 

New office building

Greengiving's product range kept growing, orders kept increasing and the team also grew. In 2018, it was therefore time for a big step: the move to a new, energy-neutral office building in Barneveld. A nice spacious office, with many workstations, but also with the possibility to expand in-house printing. Currently, products such as pens, Doppers, growth paper and cotton bags are largely printed and shipped from our own office.

 

Focus on sustainability

In all these years, sustainability has been the main focus for Greengiving. When choosing new products for the website, we carefully check if the product is really sustainable. For instance, is the product made of recycled materials or can it be reused? With the Green Score (introduced in 2023, used to be the Green Constitution), you can see for each product how sustainable it really is. Sustainability is also a key focus point in business operations, for example by reusing and recycling boxes.

 

Green rewards

Greengiving has achieved several certifications and awards over the years. For instance, we were CSR certified in 2019, won the .eu award for Web Awards in 2019 and are EcoVadis Platinum Certified (2023). We also won the FD Gazellen Award 5 times: an award presented to fast-growing companies. With the team of now over 25 enthusiastic colleagues, we do our best to deliver the most beautiful sustainable gifts, focusing on personal service, customisation and quality.

 

15 years of Greengiving

To celebrate the success of 15 years of Greengiving, the coming months will be dedicated to this anniversary. Among other things, we will organise an open day and give away presents with orders. Keep an eye on our website and social media to stay up to date with all the party actions!