“What’s the company’s approach to sustainability and the environment?”
This is about asking: Where does all the stuff you buy and use come from? At the moment, we’re looking at every single thing we buy and doing a review or delete on each one based on a score card we have collectively designed. Soon we’ll be able to publish everything we’ve found, with links to alternative products that are environmentally less impactful.
We’ve found several hundred suppliers already, and this includes everything from paperclips, to pensions. Obviously we’re not telling people what to buy, but we’re giving them options.
If we got 1,000 companies to do a copy-paste of what we’ve done, that would have a pretty big impact. You can change all your suppliers overnight. No problem. It’s incredible how much stuff we buy, and when you look into it, you realise that a lot of things have travelled huge distances and you can’t recycle them. This has been a valuable experience and also helps helps us advise our clients with confidence.