Our Environmental Policy

As a website dedicated to helping other small businesses, it is probably worth us explaining what we’re doing to reduce our carbon footprint too.

Our Footprint

To be entirely honest, at this stage our footprint is quite small. 

We’re content-first, with a team of freelance writers who all work from home. 

There’s no office, no consumables and on the whole, our footprint is quite light.

Sustainable Hosting

The only part of our carbon footprint really is our energy usage from hosting. 

We use Krystal hosting, who are a UK based company running entirely off renewable energy

Offsetting

There will still be factors we can’t fully control. From video calls to meetings and travel, we are not perfect. 

We offset around 1 tonne of CO2 a month with Carbon Club, the UK based tree planting organisation. 

This is mostly for peace of mind, and might even mean we’re carbon-negative.

Why aren't we a B-Corp?

B-Corps are generating a lot of buzz right now, and for good reason. They’re a fantastic organisation that makes a real difference to how companies are run. 

However, we’re just not big enough. 

B-Corp certification is a complex and detailed process with a lot of factors taken into consideration. Many of these simply do not apply to us. Currently there is me, Adam, running the site with content written by a freelance team. 

As such, there is not much to be said for our stakeholder engagement or supply chain management. 

We love B-Corp but for many small business owners it is simply not applicable to them because they are so small, which is why this website exists.