Our corporate responsibility
Our fundamental purpose is to promote sustainability in business and in society – and that’s why we come to work every day.
But we also have a responsibility for minimising the impact that our professional sustainability services can have upon the environment and people.
As a small sustainability consultancy, our material (priority) issues are:
|Business travel||Negative||Significant||Variable impact, but hugely reduced since March 2020. Carefully managed including the use of online meetings and 100% electric company cars|
|ICT & office equipment||Negative||Low||Managed through retention and re-use of existing equipment, purchasing used or refurbished equipment and/or certified equipment. We have a no paper duplication policy and have reduced paper use to < 500 sheets annually|
|Energy use||Negative||Low||Managed through energy reduction then efficiency measures. 100% renewable energy is used in our home offices. We are lobbying for renewable energy use in our leased office|
|Banking||Negative/Neutral||Low||Managed through the partial use of ‘greener’ banking via Triodos and Charity Banks|
|Our support||Positive||High||We strive to drive positive and transformative change in business practices and typically work with large international businesses with significant opportunities for positive impacts|
Our approach is to pursue continuous improvement – to reduce our negative impacts and to increase the positive impacts of our work.
1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet represents a global network of businesses, individuals and nonprofit organisations tackling our planet’s most pressing environmental issues.
Terrafiniti is proud to be a member of 1% for the Planet. Through 1% for the Planet more than $265 million dollars have been given to environmental not-for-profits.
Members of 1% for the Planet recognise that environmental social sustainability requires actions and activity beyond the direct influence of their organisations and that the future of their business relies upon healthy and viable societies and ecosystems.
Who do we support?
Since joining in 2010 we have supported the following organisations, financially (with 1% of annual turnover) and through pro bono support:
SolarAid is an international charity that combats poverty and climate change. They provide access to solar lights in some of the most remote regions of the world and are building a movement to eradicate the kerosene lamp.
Galapagos Conservation Trust
Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) is the only UK registered charity to focus solely on the conservation of the Galapagos Islands, one of the most unique and ecologically important, but vulnerable, areas in the world.
Launched in 1995, we partner with Ecuadorian authorities, NGOs, local communities and leading researchers to deliver breakthroughs in conservation, sustainable living and protection of the environment of the Galapagos.