Certified B Corp

We are now B Corp Certified!

We are thrilled to announce that George Walkers Office Furniture Megastore is now officially B Corp Certified! This prestigious certification underscores our commitment to sustainability, affordability, and outstanding customer service, in perfect alignment with the values upheld by the B Corp community.

We have been dedicated to offering a diverse range of office furniture tailored to meet the unique needs of our customers. At George Walkers Office Furniture Megastore, we recognize the importance of quality and affordability. Hence, we meticulously curate our collection to be functional and sustainable, ensuring that each product meets our clients' standards. We firmly believe that well-designed, durable, and sustainable office furniture should be accessible to all, regardless of budget constraints.

In addition to our exceptional product range, we provide complimentary consultation and fit-out services for larger office spaces. Our team of experts is poised to help you create a workspace that not only mirrors your unique style but also maximizes productivity.

As a B Corp member, we are committed to making a positive impact on our community and the environment. We are constantly striving to enhance our sustainability practices, from sourcing eco-friendly materials to reducing waste in our operations.

Thank you for choosing George Walkers Office Furniture Megastore as your trusted partner in creating the perfect office environment. We are excited about the opportunity to serve you and assist you in transforming your workspace into a hub of inspiration and productivity.

Promoting second-hand with George Walkers office furniture

Author: B Corp Group

There’s something special about finding that exact item you’ve been searching for second-hand – knowing that it has a pre-existing history, that you are continuing its story and helping keep it in circulation. 

It’s a sentiment the team at George Walkers shares. They specialise in recycling and repurposing cubical castaways, helping businesses create functional and affordable office spaces that are a delight to work in. They have diverted an impressive 5000 cubic metres worth of office furniture from landfill and donated a further 2000 to the community.

George Walkers pride themselves on upholding high standards when it comes to transparency and circularity, but what’s also clear is the passion for people too. The Aotearoa New Zealand-based business has adopted local hiring initiatives, skill development programs, and partnerships with a number of not-for-profit organisations.

“What makes us stand out is our commitment to sustainability through the circular economy. It isn’t just about reducing costs; it’s about reducing waste and minimising our environmental footprint. By offering gently used, high-quality office furniture, we contribute to the extension of product lifecycles, diverting items from landfills and promoting a more sustainable approach to business furnishing.”

“By offering second-hand office furniture, we significantly reduce the demand for new production, conserving valuable resources and lowering carbon emissions associated with manufacturing. Our emphasis on quality ensures that every piece has a lasting impact, promoting a culture of reuse and reducing the overall environmental impact of office furnishing.”
– George Walkers

George Walkers encourages corporates to consider the long-term lifecycle of their office furniture, emphasising not only environmental benefits but financial benefits too.

The George Walkers team shared that, in their experience, working through the BIA was as much an exercise in team building as it was in understanding their impact as an organisation.

“By adopting a philosophy of repurposing, companies not only contribute to the reduction of waste but also actively engage in the circular economy. Transforming redundant furniture into new and functional pieces minimises environmental impact and offers a resourceful approach to resource management.”
“Choosing furniture of high quality with an eye towards eventual resale or reuse not only extends the lifespan of the items but also proves economically prudent. Businesses can recover a portion of their initial investment, redirecting funds towards more strategic endeavours.”

– George Walkers


Original post: https://bcorporation.com.au/blog/good-business-makes-good-sense-four-new-bcorps/