We work with like-minded brands that aspire to influence the global adoption of natural, organic and eco-friendly products, driving change in consumer buying habits and positive impact for the planet.
While we’re committed to our industry integrity and only work with businesses doing good things, we decided our support of them and our shared mission wasn’t enough. So, we took it one step further in launching our 3D Impact Strategy in 2020, built to maximise our positive impact and sustainability as a business.
The 3D Impact Model is designed to deliver authentic and meaningful impact strategies for businesses by addressing the most pressing sustainability issues in a business’ sphere of influence and operation, while aligning with global Net Zero and Sustainable Development Goals.
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall
E-commerce is demand-driven and relies on consistent, repeat and increasing consumption. In addition to facilitating global consumption, e-commerce sustainability challenges arise from production (manufacturing), waste, returns, buildings, packaging and transport.
By 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets could be required to sustain our current consumption habits and lifestyles! Because of this, the United Nations included responsible consumption and production as one of its Sustainable Development Goals.
Infinite economic growth is not possible on a planet of finite resources, so it’s clear the future of commerce is sustainable brands, sustainable supply chains, consumer transparency and personalisation.
While we’re at the forefront of driving that change with our clients, we recognise that today, we work with an industry that is creating a damaging volume of waste, carbon emissions and resource degradation.
Our 3D Impact Strategy is part of our commitment to sustainability, integrity and evolution. Our future depends on all businesses – no matter how big or small they are – making positive steps to evolving all industries to a state of sustainability.
Aim: Align with global Net Zero Targets and take responsibility for our footprint.
- Becoming a carbon neutral business
- Documenting a business Sustainability Strategy
Aim: Align with the UN’s Responsible Consumption & Production Goal.
- Supporting Remake in reducing the waste and environmental impact of the fashion industry via women’s education and empowerment
- Supporting National Forest in regenerating coal mining landscapes by planting trees and nurturing natural resources
- Influencing sustainable business practices in our network (see our blog for more information)
Aim: Support our local community in reducing landfill and social isolation, and increasing local conservation efforts.
- The Naked Media team volunteers with Create For Nature every quarter to make furniture with trade waste
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change urged that net emissions must be reduced to zero to successfully stabilise our global temperature and stop climate change. This idea was endorsed by many countries and included in the Paris Agreement.
In 2019, the UK was the first G7 country to commit to a target of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
Businesses have a really important role to play in achieving this target. 15% of companies in the FTSE 100 have committed to being net zero or carbon neutral by 2050. Some companies, like Aviva, are already there.
We decided to join them.
Define: ‘net zero’ or ‘carbon neutral
Working to reduce your emissions and offsetting those you cannot eliminate.
We are dedicated to operating as sustainably as possible, reducing our emissions and treading lightly on the planet.
The United Nations Responsible Consumption & Production goal has 12 targets. We have chosen to address these three targets in our Impact Strategy:
- By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
- By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
- By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature.
We’re supporting the regeneration of natural resources via National Forest, the reduction of waste through women’s education and empowerment via Remake, and the provision of relevant sustainability information for the e-commerce industry via our blog.
In a globalised world, our biggest problems can often be seen on our own doorstep as well as the other side of the planet. It’s important to remember that local community action is just as important as collective global action.
We volunteer once a quarter with Create for Nature, a local environmental and social engagement initiative in Cheshire. Create for Nature reduces landfill and social isolation, and increases local conservation efforts. With the help of volunteers, trainees and students, it makes bespoke indoor and outdoor furniture with waste wood.