Our responsibilities/ impact / CSR activities
We have a philosophy here at Soul Happy. We want to do as little harm and as much good (for the people and the planet), whilst still being able to help people not just to cope, but to thrive. We believe its possible to live in a more sustainable
world, we want to tread lightly on the earth and to be a responsible organisation – environmentally and socially too. So as we grow, we still strive for less negative impact. From turning the new Ethical Shop Zero Waste, to measuring our impact to become more aware and efficient as a business, and acting very responsibly, whilst giving back where possible.
Talking of being sustainable, our ‘green vision’ is to be 100% plant based, zero waste, low plastic and Carbon Neutral as an organisation. This is a long term goal, but a great one that we believe all businesses should be striving for.
Watch this space to see our official environment policy, our Environmental Management System (EMS), our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects, and our staff wellbeing and green pledges, uploaded here soon.
In the meantime, here is a list of some of our existing actions and targets:
Soul Happy also promises to – where possible:
Reduce, reuse and recycle
our ethical shop is already Zero Waste internally, but we aren’t stopping there. We are sharing this best practice accross all our venues and supply chains as part of our targets. Reducing our impact
includes only ordering what we need, using our resources correctly (Printing on both sides, using extra paper as scrap paper, and using left over water for plants), and having an effective recycling system.
Purchase organic, toxic free, local and low impact products.
This includes purchasing FCS Certified paper, using organic certified oils and creams for our customers, as well as using local suppliers (including local and/or organic fruit and veg for our workshops) where possible.
Responsible staff, good green behaviour and ethical values.
It’s not just one persons job to help an organisation be greener and more sustainable. We all have a part to play. All tribe and volunteers at Soul Happy (AKA our wellbeing tribe) already embody the majority of our wellbeing vision and good values, and so as part of our green vision and mission, all our tribe will also have environmental inductions and training to not only understand sustainability, but to ‘be the change’ we need to see in our world too. We also get the tribe to take part in initiatives like Earth day, and Green pledges too. Lots of little changes make a big difference, we just hope its enough. We want to share our best practices to help be a light for Peterborough and our planet, so that we can help find more balance and sustainability, so that humanity has a healthier outcome than it’s current trajectory.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – giving back.
As well as our staffs commitments, wellbeing policies, and environmental aims (see above), we will also be putting back into the community where possible too. Being a not for profit organisation means that we exist to serve our clients, customers and community where appropriate and possible. Any surplus we make only enables us to do more for our people and community too. We will run monthly/weekly meditation workshops, litter picks, and ‘Pay it Forward’ activities within our workshops. We will be running flash mob meditations and free therapy taster sessions at relevant festivals and events too, plus more! Watch this space.
If you would like to volunteer and help us with more green initiatives (with your skills and expertise), please get in touch. We would love more support to shine a brighter light. We can help you to help us to help our city and planet.