I recognize that the environment is important to my business, my collaborators and my customers. I have a responsibility to manage my environmental impacts carefully, including meeting all legal and regulatory requirements. I am committed to reducing my environmental impact and continually improving my environmental performance as an integral part of my business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. I will encourage customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.
I endeavor to:
- Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.
- Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.
- Incorporate environmental considerations into business decisions.
- Increase employee awareness of this policy and provide training to ensure that we meet it’s requirements.
1. Carbon footprint
- I will measure and report the carbon footprint of my business on an annual basis.
- I will continue to seek ways of radically reducing my carbon footprint.
- I will half my carbon emissions year on year until I have reached zero
- I will achieve net zero by 2025
2. Energy and Water
- I will seek to reduce the amount of water & energy used as much as possible, including through investment to improve the energy efficiency of my operations.
- Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use.
- Heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind.
3. My products & services
- I will create web products for myself and my clients that comply with the principles of the sustainable web manifesto.
- I will create and consult with my clients on creating digital presences aimed at reducing carbon footprint.
- I will advise my clients and collaborators on how to reduce their impact on their digital presence, and on their operations whenever possible.
4. Purchasing goods & services
- In making decisions about the purchasing of goods & services, I will routinely and systematically take into account the environmental impact of those materials and their supply chain.
- We will favor more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible.
- I will favor providers and collaborators who have sustainability policies and goals wherever possible.
- I will promote the use of travel alternatives such as video/phone conferencing.
- I will apply a principled approach to our own business travel, including avoiding travel where possible, using public transport and making the transition to electric vehicles.
6. Waste and recycling
- I will re-use as much waste material as possible.
- Waste materials which cannot be re-used will be recycled wherever this is feasible.
- I will only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste which cannot be re-used.