OUR SUSTAINABILITY

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Sustainability in Action

Naturally, at Your Eco, protecting the planet by operating in a sustainable manner is at the heart of everything we do. This is why we leave no stone unturned in actively looking for ways to reduce the carbon footprint of our business and our people.

 

Our goal is to be at worst, carbon neutral and at best, carbon negative: We work in an off-grid office in the form of an upcycled shipping container and offset 100% of our carbon footprint through our charity offshoot, Reduce Our Carbon. With a commitment to practising what we preach, we donate 1.5% of the value of each and every one of our projects to support the foundation's reforestation efforts in Central America and the Caribbean and in doing so, offset our own emissions for years to come.

Our Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals

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The core aim of SDG 13 is to tackle climate change and its impacts, through the promotion of renewable energy developments and emission regulation. 

This is the driving mission at Your Eco as through the provision of solar energy, we hope to mitigate global warming and reduce the UK's dependence on fossil fuels.

SDG 7 is calling for international efforts to substantially increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030.

 

Here at Your Eco, we provide just that, helping to transform the UK to a more carbon free economy, whilst also reaching global impact through our international development work. 

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We Offset 100% of our Carbon Footprint

 

We are a proud supporter of Reduce Our Carbon, a charity that is helping to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. To achieve this, they connect people and businesses who want to offset their annual carbon footprints to rural farming communities in Nicaragua, who are keen to engage in sustainable tree planting initiatives.

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Our Results and Impact

  • Project Location: Boaco Viejo Nicaragua, 125km from Capital Managua

  • Our carbon footprint: 87mt requiring 4,000 trees

  • Total donation: £14,438

  • Participants: 45

  • Total number of trees planted: 7,219​​

    • 3,500 fruit trees​

    • 3,719 native woodland trees

  • CO2 offset: 158,818 kg, almost double our carbon footprint

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We have a Completely Off-Grid Office

 

As a business that is driven to create a low-carbon future, we truly 'walk the talk' in what we do. Recent times may have brought about shift to flexible working, although this is something we have always embraced as a business from our inception; understanding that in integrating innovative technologies we can be more effective and reduce our carbon impact by working virtually.

 

Our off-grid office, built out of an old shipping container and fitted with solar panels on the roof and batteries within, perfectly showcases what is within the art of the possible, demonstrating the small space concept and that there are alternatives to the traditional office environment. Situated in the centre of an idyllic Somerset field, surrounded by greenery and nearby fishing lakes, our unique office represents the values we hold to our core - nature and sustainability.

B Corp Status

 

Currently on the path to achieve our B Corp status, we shortly aim to join a host of exemplary companies verified by B Lab who meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. Recognising that our most challenging global problems cannot be solved by governments and non-profits alone, B Corp businesses such as ours, commit to positively impact all stakeholders – workers, communities, customers, and our planet.

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29,392

Trees Planted

638,957

£14,438

CO2 Offset (kg/yr)

Total ROC Donation