what do we mean by ethical?
We try and do things ethically – what do we mean by that exactly? We’ve broken it down into these areas:Honesty – is the best policy! We are open and transparent about our processes, and speak in plain English to avoid blinding people with science. Sectors – We love working on projects that make a positive difference, like cutting-edge renewable energy and dementia projects. Occasionally we may decide not to work on a project because of their sector or their project’s content. Contact us for further information. Good causes – We support a number of charities and good causes, either financially or helping with their website. We were also proud to be a sponsor for the Ethical Brands for Fashion Revolution event. Paperless – We use email and online tools wherever possible, cutting down on the amount of paperwork and travel to face-to-face meetings. We always look out for recycled or FSC-certified paper products, including toilet roll (sorry, too much information!) Transport – We’re big fans of Nottingham’s amazing public transport and use it as much as possible, as well as campaigning for better transport links. Banking – We use banks which have the best ethical score according to Ethical Consumer – so they’re less likely to make harmful investments and avoid tax. Tax – We don’t use any tax avoidance schemes, wanting to pay our fair share, and we like to buy from others who do the same. Equal opportunities – We’re against discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, race, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, or religious background. Energy – We’re proudly powered by 100% renewable electricity, and go out of our way to cut down on energy and water use wherever possible. Web hosting – Both we and our web host help small businesses in other parts of the world through microfinance. Lend with Care is a great initiative to be part of. Recycling – Everything we can reuse or recycle we do, and we buy recycled goods wherever possible. Supply chain – We try and support local small businesses like us. On the occasion we need to use a larger supplier, we use easyfundraising.org.uk to send part of the purchase price to good causes.
We’re aware that there’s always more to be done. If you have any questions or suggestions please let us know.