Bishopsgate Copywriting is committed to operating as sustainably as possible. Our sustainability journey is an ongoing one. Here are some of the things we’ve done so far:
99% paper-free office – almost nothing gets printed. All quotes, work drafts and invoices are sent to clients electronically. No direct mail is sent out. We undertake all promotional activity for the business online.
Travel – this is a home-based business in Kent. There are none of the carbon emissions that would normally result from commuting to an office. Almost all meetings with clients take place online. This helps to reduce pollution.
Food waste – copywriters drink a lot of coffee! All coffee-grounds, as well as fruit and vegetable peelings, are composted in the garden. The compost is then spread on our organic vegetable patch (see pic below).
Energy use – we’ve recently switched our energy supplier and now all the electricity we use comes from 100% renewable sources.
Charitable contributions – we’re committed to protecting the natural environment. We support, and take great interest in, the excellent work done by Kent Wildlife Trust.
Copywriting for Charities – from time to time we provide copywriting services to certain charities at no cost, particularly those that have a core focus on sustainability.
Acting local – we endeavour to purchase business supplies and other services, wherever possible, from local vendors. This keeps the money circulating within the local economy. A small financial investment has also been made by the business in the Kent wine industry. Kentish wines are some of the best produced anywhere in the UK. We hope that our local wine industry will continue to flourish in the years ahead.
If you have a few moments to spare please read my blog A Roadmap to Sustainability for Small Businesses.