envoPAP’s journey began at the University at Southampton when it became apparent to our founder Kaushal that the paper and packaging industry needed disruption
Laying the foundation: Incorporation
Realizing that the packaging and paper industry needed disruption, envoPAP was incorporated as a revolution toward the use of more sustainable materials.
First love: envoCOPY
As our first product, envoCOPY represented the beginning of a world that did not create unnecessary pollution and deforestation by giving agricultural waste a second life. It remains our flagship product till date.
At the deep end: envoPAP debuts at the largest paper exhibition in the world
This Paperworld Exhibition in Frankfurt marked our first public appearance and was the beginning of our journey in disrupting the paper and packaging industry.
Back to school: University of Southampton
Our Founder and CEO, Kaushal, was invited to speak at his business school where he shared our company's vision and plans for the future. Giving back to society is essential to everything that envoPAP and Kaushal stand for.
Make it a double: Turning 2 and launching envoPAP Open Research
envoPAP’s second anniversary was celebrated through a research trip to the Scandinavian region. We analysed different kinds of pulp to best optimize our own agro-pulp and its applications to various materials. This inspired the launch of envoPAP Open Research, an open framework for developing products of the future .
A for Africa: Attending the International Print Pack Sign Expo
This was our first venture outside Europe, in Kenya. This marked our foray into Africa, a continent that embraced us with open arms and put us on the path to becoming a global brand.
How green is your tech?: GreenTech Challenge
Powered by the Impact Investment Network, we were selected to pitch at the GreenTech Challenge and ended up a finalist. We weren’t disappointed at all because there are no losers in Green Tech!
Old material, new application: The Papyrus Institute
We took a trip to Egypt, in order to understand how paper was made in ancient times. By then, we had already created a paper for the future, but the Papyrus Institute inspired us to build a different bridge from the past to the future. We began considering completely new applications for paper.
A historic first: JITO-KPMG Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Kaushal received his first ever award at the JITOPRENEURS Business Achievement Awards 2018, presented by KPMG and the Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO). Naturally, this award occupies a special place on his wall.
Return ticket: Paperworld 2019
After the warm reception we received in 2018, a return was inevitable. People seemed more interested in hearing of our sustainable alternatives and raising awareness about the need for sustainable practices.
Up to speed: The Accelerator programme at Founders Factory
The unparalleled accelerator programme at Founders Factory made invaluable contributions to every component of our business. With their expert insights, envoPAP was able to go to market as a global supplier of sustainable packaging across industries.
Leading by example: Europe-India Award, EU under 40
Kaushal received this prestigious award from the Minister of the European Parliament, Netherlands. He was identified as a young leader who will play an important part in shaping EU India trade relations during the next few decades.
Caffeine kick: A trip to Ethiopia
Our trip to the birthplace of coffee was packed with meetings over 3 days. The British Embassy and leading banks greeted us with palpable enthusiasm. We found great Espressos and even better business partners to introduce products that would put Ethiopia on the road to sustainability.
Show-and-tell: Retail & Beauty Showcase
At this Founders Factory event, we managed to raise awareness of our products that could help the Retail & Beauty Industry - one that results in a lot of waste. We also met a famous Dragon, outside his Den.
Make your mark: Invited to Marks & Spencers, London
We were invited to talk about our work at the M&S headquarters. It really was a date to mark as we gained an audience with one of the corporate pioneers of sustainability in Great Britain. We love their Plan A because indeed, there is no Planet B.
FOURever young: envoPAP turns 4 years young
Our Fourth Anniversary Celebration brought us to The Oriental Club, where we reminisced memories of our hard work and all the laughs we shared together. Seeing old faces made us realise how far we had come from the beginning, truly underway on our journey.
Paper trail: Presenting to the ACPME
At Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire, we presented our products to the Association of Creative & Print Managers in Education. We presented our vision of a world where children write their future on envoPAP, which shall replace conventional paper completely.
A new hope: The Chairman’s visit
Our Chairman, Mr. Kiran Shah visited our London HQ for a week and spent individual time with every member of the envoPAP team. It was a rare opportunity for the team to listen to his insights from 30 years in the paper and packaging industry. He left London energised and hopeful after hearing our fresh ideas and plans for the coming year.
Because you’re worth it: Presented at the L’Oreal Innovation Week
We presented our technology to an incredibly welcoming audience at L'Oreal. Another event that reminded us of a changing mindset towards waste and our relationship with the environment.
Future tense: Invited by the University of Bath
We were invited by the University’s STBAH (Sustainable Technology Business Accelerator Hub), where we discussed our technology and explored collaboration opportunities for the future. We found supporters of our vision in both students and faculty.
Pop stars: WeWork office pop ups
A long and fun week of visiting various WeWork office buildings around London to promote envoPAP, conducting sustainability quizzes and spreading the word about our mission.
Breaking the barrier: Packaging Innovation of the Year Award
Presented by Business Green, this was the first award won by our envoBARRIER range, which we believe is going to redefine barrier coatings forever. You can coat us on that!
Open-minded: Began accepting external investment
On this date, we began accepting equity investments to become a public company, effectively creating a much bigger envoFAMILY.
It’s on in Lebanon: Paper & Packaging Exhibition in Beirut
There is no ignoring the importance of the Middle East, as every global company strives to have a presence there. Our expo in Beirut laid the foundation for a lot of meaningful business in the region, over the next few months.
A garden in the desert: Alif Stores
On this date, we entered into our first official partnership in the Middle East with Alif Stores, Qatar. We’re proud of our association with this company that is truly ahead of its time and usering in a greener tomorrow for Qatar.
Bon Appetit: envoTEAM Lunch
To us, moments like this are important as we learn to appreciate each other’s company and the hard work that each of us put in.
The sweet smell of success: Big Sustainability Awards
Being nominated for the Sustainable Business & Product Innovation of the year among such a talented pool of companies was an incredible experience, but winning the award validated our efforts even more. We also met some incredible innovators at the event.
Redefining conferences: TBD (Technology Behaviour Data) Conference
The whole team attended the TBD Conference where we gave away desk calendars made out of our materials, among other things. This was a special event where we were able to interact with others who believe in our mission.
People and Planet along with Profits: Becoming a ‘B Corporation’
Becoming a BCorp Company has always been a top priority as it represents a community that wants to create positive social and environmental impact while providing high-quality services and products. We were proud to have cleared the rigorous audit with a really high score.
Back to basics: Paperworld 2020
This was our most successful exhibition where we met over 200 attendees who were excited to try our products. In the weeks and months that followed, we signed commercial contracts with some of them. The most important observation was that sustainability is becoming more important with each passing year.
Field Trip: University of Southampton Students at our HQ
We hosted 5 impressive students at our HQ for a day-long engagement, giving them some industry experience. They asked us deeply insightful questions and it gave us an opportunity to connect with the leaders of tomorrow.
In a new light: Changed the envoCOPY wrapper and design
With 5 years since the launch of envoCOPY, a redesign was necessary to show not just how much we’ve grown, but how we’ve also developed our product, and ensure that it is up to the highest standard.
Standing out of the crowd: Raised £381,128 during the height of the pandemic
On 17th March 2020, we started fundraising on Crowdcube, the UK’s leading platform. We were overwhelmed by the faith shown in us by strangers, who became members of our family. With the help of their investments, we were able to innovate, expand and educate. Especially during the worst pandemic in recorded history, we thank all our envoHEROES for their belief in us.
The ENVOLUTION: The first edition of our annual magazine
Filled with stories of innovation, fascinating interviews of industry experts and our annual impact report, the magazine symbolised our aspiration to develop and implement sustainable solutions and practises across all of our business activities for the collective good of our global society.
Seal of approval: Became NQA Certified ISO 9001 & 14001
As the pandemic continued, and businesses around the world slowed, we decided to take this time to revisit, re-evaluate and revise our systems to ensure they are in the best condition. With the help of AvISO Consulting and the NQA team, we managed to go through one of the most rigorous processes and came out a stronger company.
Online friends: envoCOPY A4 Paper debuts on Amazon and eBay
Making envoCOPY available on popular platforms, we wanted to empower individuals to change the way they operate by taking up the responsibility to become more sustainable themselves.
The way of the future: Sunday Times BGF “10 Green Tech to Watch” list
Making this shortlist was an incredibly empowering time for us as we see ourselves in the Sunday Times. It showed us just how far we had come from our humble beginnings in 2015, and how far we could be going in the future.
Blank canvas: Redecorating our office
In order to create a better atmosphere in our office, we wanted to introduce more plants, which also turned out to be a great team activity!
Willkommen: envoPAP Deutschland
Growing as a global company meant that we needed to create new offices and spaces. envoPAP Deutschland represents our dedication towards serving the European continent with greater ease.
All ears: Launched the envoCAST, our company Podcast
As the pandemic continued, we wanted to create a resource that explored how businesses can integrate more sustainable systems, and use sustainable building blocks as foundations for their enterprises. In each episode, we talk to experts in sustainability as well as successful entrepreneurs who have used sustainable approaches for their business models.
Smile! You’re on camera: Launched our First envoWEBINAR:
The topic for our first webinar was ‘How Agricultural Waste is Disrupting the Packaging Industry. For the longest time, using Agricultural Waste has almost felt like a company secret to us, so we wanted to share how this overlooked resource can change the way we look at the industry as a whole.
Namaste: envoPAP India
envoPAP India represents our dedication to going back and giving back to our roots, as we hope to set the foundations for a more sustainable India and Asia.
Six pack: envoPAP turns 6
As restrictions were lifted, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate all our achievements despite the most tumultuous of years and thank each other personally for continuing our fight together.