Contact is the charity for families with disabled children. They support and bring families together and help them take action for others.
The charity sought support from Green Small Business in order to demonstrate to funders, staff and those that they support that they were committed to environmental responsibility. Green Small Business supported the charity to develop a baseline carbon footprint and developed an action-focused, streamlined environmental management system.
“The carbon footprinting service was a life-saver – working out our carbon footprint was much more complex than we’d imagined and would have taken a huge amount of staff time, so to have the support and guidance from the Green Small Business was brilliant! They took all the hard work out of it and helped us understand what information we needed to provide, guided us through the complexities and was always on hand to answer our questions.
Being Green Small Business certified means that when we approach funders we can demonstrate our commitment to the environment. This is something that most funders and grant-making organisations require now. If we couldn’t demonstrate this it’s highly likely we would lose funding opportunities to competitors.”