Social Responsibility Policy

I’ve chosen to specialise in sustainability and international development because I want to do my bit to make a difference.

Maybe that sounds a bit naive. But it’s the truth.

I try to do my bit not just by working with sustainable clients but by running my business in a sustainable way.

Accountability and transparency are vital for this, which is why I’m sharing my social responsibility policy.

It’s not perfect.

It’s a work in progress.

But then, aren’t we all?

What I’m doing now

I am committed to reducing my environmental impact by:

  • buying 100% renewable energy from So Energy
  • using 100% wind-powered web hosting from Green Hosting
  • minimising the amount of paper waste I produce: I only print documents when absolutely necessary and always use both sides of the paper
  • using recycled or eco-friendly office supplies where possible, e.g. recycled paper and a fountain pen with a refillable cartridge
  • putting on an extra layer before turning on the heating
  • working from home to minimise travel
  • using public transport or walking as much as possible

I also recognise my own privilege and continue to educate myself to be aware of this and amend my behaviour.

I work as a volunteer translator for charities to further their cause.

Plans for the future

As I said, this policy is a work in progress.

Here are some things I plan to do to improve my practices:

  • choose ethically sourced or refurbished products when my current electronics need replacing
  • donate a percentage of my profits to an environmental charity

If you have any more ideas for what I could do to make more of an impact, then I’d love to hear from you.