greengauges helps, guides and inspires organisations to use corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability as a competitive differentiator. We help build the business case for CSR, develop strategy and coach the executives and staff members. This embeds CSR into the day-to-day running of the organisation. By doing so, costs are reduced, stakeholders are happier, and the business is more profitable. This is true for organisations of all sizes, public, private and not for profit.
Our Social and Environmental Activities
greengauges aims to lead by example on environmental matters. Working from energy efficient buildings, using low energy lighting, and water conservation. Energy Star efficient IT equipment is mandatory, as is paper from recycled or sustainably managed stock. Our travel policy is to walk and cycle for local trips and use public transport for further distances. We have a no fly policy, unless absolutely unavoidable. We use video and telephone conferencing to negate the need to travel. Products and services are sourced from local suppliers. We are continually refining our approach as new technologies and ideas become available.
We see environmental legislation as a minimum, going well beyond compliance. Our electricity is from Ecotricity, the largest provider of renewable energy in the UK. Ecotricity also provide our gas supply, using gas from food waste via anaerobic digestion.
We continually look to reduce our consumption of physical products. Reusing as much as possible and recycling the rest.
We are a home based business and are looking how we can improve our own work/life balance and help others, through our own experiences, to do the same. Especially important with a young family.
We have a very strong ethical policy, based on an organisation we both admire and deal with as a supplier, the Cooperative Bank. The main categories of this policy cover; human rights, international development, ecological impact, and animal welfare.
We support a number of not for profit organisations; Amnesty International, Asthma UK, Scoliosis Association UK, The Woodland Trust, and World Vision. Over time the plan is to add a water focused charity and to increase the percentage of profits sent to charitable causes.
Ad hoc support is provided to Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, 38Degrees, 350.org and Avaaz, as and when relevant campaigns are launched.