As with most family-operated businesses my business ethics are simply an extension of our family views of what is “right”. Here you will find a list of the specific action steps I am taking as both an individual, and as a small business.
Trickiest topic first. Due to the very nature of my business activity, I cannot eliminate this. You’d like me/us to arrive at your wedding after all? That said, I aspire to operate a 100% carbon neutral business and overall a carbon negative life. Which is why, with the help of Tree Nation, all my road and air miles are off-set each year by investing in global tree planting projects.
My home office is powered by 100% renewable energy. I do not use single-use batteries but instead ensure all my photographic, lighting and computer equipment operates with long life rechargeable batteries.
All my UK based printing partners use FCS certified papers and I do not support the use of leather in any of my wedding albums.
All our booking agreements, communications, and invoicing are 100% digital to eliminate the need for physical paperwork.
In addition to funding tree planting, from April 2021 I am committed to donating no less than 1.5% of my profits to causes related to sustainability and animal welfare.
Beyond the specifics mentioned above, I believe in mindful consumption, practice a vegan lifestyle and avoid any products, or services, that support animal testing.