Our social workplace
We will probably never really be the most virtuous rolls in the box (we love poo and pee puns too much for that), but we do want to do the best we can.
In addition to selling a truly sustainable product: 100% recycled toilet paper that builds toilets, The Good Roll also wants to make a direct social contribution. Preferably on a local level. For this reason, we work with not just one, but two sheltered workplaces for the wrapping and packaging of our products.
Externally we work with a social enterprise and since a while now we also have our own sheltered workshop, in which we offer work and guidance to more than 75 people! At our beautiful spot in Weesp, The Netherlands, we have a thousand square meters of space available where we do what we do best: Processing your toilet paper orders.
A sheltered workplace is a workplace for people at a distance to the labor market or for people who have been unemployed for a long time. There are many reasons why people start working at a sheltered workplace; for example having physical or mental problems, being homeless, or different problems along their way. Our warehouse is a place where people who cannot work in a regular company can actually work in.
At The Good Roll we see our sheltered workshop mainly as a place where people can be part of something bigger again. A place where they can do honest and fun work, such as packing, wrapping, repacking and preparing all of our orders. We offer guidance and/or adaptation of the workplace. Whatever the reason may be for someone why they cannot work at a regular company, we believe that anyone can add value to our company if he / she / they want to work.
Together with the municipalities of Amsterdam, Diemen and Weesp, the UWV and the network organization De Sociale Werkkoepel, we are working on a more inclusive society through our sheltered workplace. Our partners connect us with new additions to our Good Roll Team. In turn, we offer a workplace that can be adapted to physical limitations and we can offer extra guidance or, for example, adjustments in work pace or working time.
In addition to people at a distance from the labor market, our team also consists of 'regular' employees. For our Rollers it is nice to work in a workplace that is as 'normal' as possible, so that the work runs smoothly and everyone gets into a normal daily routine. As a commercial company we do however have to ensure that we deliver a certain quality. Through a The Good Roll mix of employees we ensure that our goals are achieved and that everyone is having a good time.
We are happy that we can help people and grateful that they help us. Besides the hard work everyone delivers, we can learn a lot from people who have a completely different life than us. It's inspiring to hear and see stories of how far people have come and how fast they are growing every day. This is why we roll!