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Zero waste is an ambitious goal, but minimising our own waste footprint is essential to preserving the natural resources and reducing waste-associated carbon emissions. Dr. Lucas Joppa, Chief Environmental Officer, Microsoft

Sustainability Report

Installing Reyooz at Microsoft connects their furniture, fixtures and equipment to a massive marketplace where anything and everything can be reused, repaired, refurbished, resold and recycled. Making the Circular Economy happen with the flick of a switch.

£ 1,307,437

Value of goods donated to good causes

Based on the original recommended retail price RRP

168,184kg

saved from landfill and incineration

Based on estimated weight of each item

505,531kg

Embodied carbon saving

Based on Embodied Carbon data from the ICE dataset

How much carbon is that?

Reyooz gathers every gram of data empowering you to report anything and everything Net Zero and ESG.

Watch TV for 126,172 days non-stop

Power a house for 14,193 days

Produce beef for 202,212 burgers

Drive a car for 19,631 hours non-stop

Light a bulb for 4,446 years continuously

Burn 176.94 tonnes of coal

63,116kg recycled accounting for 18,340kg embodied carbon replacement value £20,842

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Saved from destruction

You've saved 168,184kg from landfill and incineration and given it to people who need it!

Massive social impact

Schools, charities, social enterprises, small businesses and people have shared a whopping £1,307,437 thanks to you.

The Reading School

The Reading School, just a stones throw from the Microsoft Sonning campus, has received £1,000's of gorgeous furniture and equipment. The decomission of buildings 4 and 5 have added massive value to many local schools including Highdown School and St Michaels.

Keeping great stuff in circulation is a win win win. Microsoft wins, the community wins and the planet wins.

www.reading-school.co.uk

South Woodford Salvation Army

Major Paul Scott and his wife have been recently appointed by The Salvation Army to address needs in South Woodford, East London. They’re tasked with establishing a community programme.

When they arrived they found a centre in a run down condition that desperately needed to be repaired and redecorated. Much of the furnishings and fittings had passed their sell by date. Most were broken and had to be disposed of and recycled.

Furniture donations from Microsoft have transformed the space into something very special, an oasis that would have simply not been possible with reuse.

www.salvationarmy.org.uk/woodford

“Already we have obtained new chairs, coffee tables and waste bins as well as filing cabinets from Reyooz saving us thousands of pounds. This makes a huge difference to us especially in the present difficult times we are all going through”

Zebras Charity

Zebras Charity supports both children and adults with disabilities to live their life the way they choose.

They are driven by the belief that if you have a disability you must be given the chance to show your ability and get the most from your life.

Based in Enfield, the charity are opening their first Hub in October 2020 and will be using furniture from Reyooz to fit it out, enabling the charity to run small group support sessions.

www.zebrascacharity.org.uk

“We’ve managed to get a wide range of furniture to fit our needs. The stacking chairs are great to help us run group sessions, while the adjustable desks mean that it’s easy for wheelchair users to have somewhere to work from. The Tub chairs will be going into our specially designed therapy room. We wouldn’t be able to do any of his without Reyooz and the generosity of their partners.”

Exodus Youth Worx

Exodus YouthWorx UK is a brand new charity, set up earlier this year. Setup to provide a safe place in Enfield for children and young people after school and in the holidays.

Opening has been delayed by Covid 19 but they are hoping to be running sessions by the end of the year.

As well as running homework clubs there will be other group activities as well as one-2-one support.

“We are applying for funding to set up. However due to the nature of that funding it's been impossible to get any money to fit out the space. That’s why the furniture we received from Microsoft makes such a huge difference to us. It’s frankly invaluable”

London Fire Brigade

With a looming £25m cut in funding in 2020, the London Fire Brigade is under massive pressure to continue saving lives and protecting communities.

Without enough money to pay fire fighters, there certainly isn’t anything left to furnish fire stations and offices.

John Newman, from the London Fire Brigade, received a range of desks and tables from Mircosoft. He has used the desks to transform a space in Croydon Fire station.

“The space wasn’t really being used and it now provides us with some brand new space to work from. Senior officers have even commented on how good the space looks!”

Reading Sea Cadets

Reading Sea Cadets aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment.

Andy Mancey, the voluntary Chair of Reading Sea Cadets has used the furniture he received from Mircosoft to open up new classrooms for his growing number of Sea Cadets in Reading.

“We’ve been successful in recruiting more young people to join the SEA Cadets. Thanks to Reyooz we’ve been able to accept them.“

www.sea-cadets.org/reading

“You’ve been a godsend! Rooms that have been out of service for years are now in use, full of the great tables that came from Microsoft. I can’t praise Reyooz enough.”

Reading Hockey Club

Reading is one of the premier hockey clubs in the country, formed in 1904.

In summer 2020 Reading Hockey Club used the quiet time to refurbish their Club House.

“We used the tables from Reyooz to smarted up our dining area and we also got a few items to modernise our office space,” says Tim Hamilton, Chair of the Hockey Club.

www.readinghockeyclub.org.uk

“As an amateur sports team its great to have Reyooz as a resource we can get our hands on fantastic furniture like this that we wouldn’t normally be able to afford”

The Chiswick School

Chiswick school in West London have used the furniture they ordered from Reyooz to create brand new spaces for students.

“Getting the furniture from Reyooz has really helped us. We received desks that we have set up as a brand new study area for the Sixth form.”

“It’s great that our older students now have their own space to complete their homework an undertake independent study. That’s something we couldn’t offer them before”.

www.chiswickschool.org

“We also got a great selection of sofas and chairs and coffee tables that we ‘ve used to repurpose a classroom and turn it into a common room. We just wouldn’t have been able to do this with Reyooz help”

Social impact

Reyoozing adds huge value to local communities, charities, schools and small businesses.

The Sonshine Club

We provide access to a number of well designed recreational, educational and healthy lifestyle activities regardless of health, financial or social status of the children. All activities are held within safe environments and overseen by qualified, responsible staff. 

 Our unique approach in providing both fun and educational components to all activity groups includes enlisting the services of specialists and volunteers to help improve children’s lives.

https://www.sonshineclub.org.uk/

Wally Foster Community Centre

The Wally Foster Community Centre is a large well established Community Centre in South East Hackney situated on Homerton Road and bordering Hackney Marsh. It is less than a mile from the Olympic Park and serves the local community of the Kings mead Estate and surrounding roads and is available for use by all Hackney Residents. It is now the largest Hackney Community Centre

http://wallyfostercc.org.uk/

Newstead Wood School

Newstead Wood School has most recently achieved notoriety as the school that helped to shape tennis star Emma Raducanu - and they could not be more proud of their star student.

The school has also benefitted greatly over the last two years with a huge haul of fabulous furniture and equipment from Reyooz

“Reyooz has made a massive difference. Our budgets aren’t enormous and you’ve really helped us to make it a brighter place and to give the students and the staff a better experience”

https://www.newsteadwood.co.uk/

The Heathland School, Hounslow

The Heathland School, an ‘Outstanding’ 11-18 Co-educational Community Comprehensive School committed to delivering exceptional academic success and providing an environment where individual learners thrive and become confident, independent and informed citizens of the future.

https://www.heathland.hounslow.sch.uk/

Justice Buckman - Schools for Africa

Justice Buckman has been relying on Reyooz since the early days. Justice supports schools in Africa by sending furniture and equipment from the UK.

The surplus of goods in the UK that ends up as waste can be a vital supply chain for schools and communities in Africa who simply cannot afford the resources that are so readily cast aside in the UK.

7th Hanwell Scout Group, London

Scouts is where young people make new friends, have amazing adventures, and learn new skills. Every week we give almost half a million 4-25 year olds the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life.

https://www.ealingandhanwellscouts.org.uk/

Atypical Work Space Charity

ONS data revealed that in 2021, just 29% of autistic adults are in any kind of employment. And we're here to challenge that.

A registered charity, at Atypical Work Space we have created a safe and supportive work and social environment, where adjustments are made so our neurodiverse team can work and thrive, helping them lead more independent and productive lives.

As well as developing their practical, social and life skills, we pay the Living Wage, which in some cases gives them their first experience of financial independence.

We receive no external funding so rely totally on the income our neurodiverse team generates from: repairing, refurbishing and recycling computer equipment; selling items via our eBay shop; providing IT support to customers; and finally, from your donations.

http://atypicalworkspace.com/

Age UK Waltham Forest

Age UK Waltham Forest is an independent local charity. We've been working in the local community to help older people since 1989. We have dedicated staff and volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Waltham Forest.

https://www.ageukwalthamforest.org.uk

Grow Hackney

Grow is an independent self-organised creative space, bar and kitchen in Hackney Wick founded in 2014. We host a diverse cultural events programme celebrating and nurturing local and international creative talent. It is also part of an ecosystem of studios founded in 2007.

https://www.growhackney.co.uk/

Lavender Primary School, Enfield

Ivy Learning Trust is a family of ten primary schools in Enfield and South Hertfordshire. We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing a great education for children in a warm, welcoming environment, inspiring them to develop a lifelong love of learning.

https://ivylearningtrust.org/

Chipperfield Conrinthians Youth Football Club

CCYFC is a friendly village community youth football club, situated in West Herts, close to Hemel Hempstead, Watford and Kings Langley.

They offer youth football opportunities for boys and girls of all ages, including mini soccer (upto age 6), all the way through to u13s and beyond.

As an FA Chartered Development Status football team, Corinthians strives to provide a safe and fun environment where your child can get involved in football and start a life long love of the beautiful game.

https://www.chipperfieldcorinthiansyfc.com/

South Woodford Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity, which has been fighting against social inequality and transforming lives for over 150 years.

https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/woodford

LD Training

LD Training Services provide flexible Further and Higher Education to hard to reach adult learners through nationally accredited training programmes and qualifications. Supported by the University of Leeds and delivered on their campuses in London, Dudley, Nottingham and online.

They recently established a new campus in Stanmore in North West London. To save money they used Reyooz to help furnish the new campus.

“As well as some lovely desks we got some gorgeous soft furnishings, perfect for what we need” says Glen Johnson from LD Training Services.

“Being able to get such good quality furniture at such low, low prices really makes a difference to us, and our students, especially at the moment. We can’t wait to open the Stanmore campus and see students using the furniture”

“We’re looking to open new campuses when things get back to normal and we’ll definitely be going back to Reyooz to furnish them”

https://ldtraining.ac.uk/

The Jigsaw Trust

Jigsaw Trust is a charity inspired by autism in its desire to provide the very best in ongoing education, vocational and wellbeing services for autistic individuals as well as the best support for their families.

https://jigsawtrust.co.uk/

Inclusion Hampshire

As the leading charity providing education services to young people across Hampshire, we specialise in offering mental health and well-being support to learners and students. Across our two key sites we provide an academic and skill enhancing curriculum tailored to meet young people’s individual needs.

https://inclusionhampshire.org.uk/

Acegate Manufacturing

Established in 1995 and currently located in Rochdale housed within a 25,000 sq ft factory, approximately 5 mins from the motorway infrastructure, we are a precision sheet metal manufacturer using the latest in CNC machinery to achieve quality, timescale and cost for your products.

http://www.acegate.co.uk/

The Lockdown Bakehouse

Lockdown Bakehouse was formed by 2 South London locals & hospitality professionals whose businesses & livelihoods came to a complete standstill when lockdown was announced.

What started off as just doing our bit, helping where we could with supplies and stock to the NHS, shifted to helping locals in the area with key essentials.

Flour, eggs & loo roll was in demand & this soon turned into bread, pastries & more. Baking from a small cafe kitchen evolved into a move to full-time bakery. Forced by adversity in the worst of times, the Lockdown Bakehouse was born.

https://www.lockdownbakehouse.com/

Tottenham Community Sports Centre

At Tottenham Community Sports Centre, we are committed to enhancing the lives of members of the community through our wide range of activities and events. Over the years, we have been recognized as the leading community centre and go the extra mile to make sure our members are happy with our services. Tottenham Community Sports Centre is one of the oldest sports centres in London. It was established over 30 years ago by a determined band of volunteers, many of whom are still connected with the centre today. Based in converted Territorial Army buildings on Tottenham High Road, almost opposite Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the premises are leased from Haringey Council by the Tottenham Community Sports Centre Charitable Trust, a registered charity.

https://www.tottenhamcommunitysportscentre.com/

The Good Store

We are a sustainable department store that exists to help all people to live more sustainably.

We offer products across the range of a department store that put the environment at the core. We provide a space for sustainable options to reach people and a route into sustainability for our customers and community.

We have been set up by the leading environmental community charity, Groundwork, to support greener living and working.

https://thegoodstore.uk/

Fat Macy's

Fat Macy’s is a social enterprise that supports Londoners to move on from temporary accommodation through training in our restaurant and catering business, intensive 1:1 support and access to a rental deposit. Reyooz together with Brookfield Properties donated over £10,000 of commercial catering machines and equipment. "Just a quick note of thanks today. We've got all the equipment in the building and the team are absolutely buzzed as it's a huge upgrade in lots of areas." - Josh Coxon Kelly, Fat Macys

https://www.fatmacys.org/

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