Our Partners are often surprised that they fit into the Eco Chic criteria. You may think that because your business does not focus on environmental weddings that you would not be suitable for membership, but our criteria proves to a lot of businesses that they fall within ethical and environmentally conscious guidelines without even knowing.
If you're still not sure whether your business qualifies then do get in touch.
Each area ticked merits a score of one point, therefore the higher the number the greener the supplier. The areas are listed below.
Local and Sustainable Food
Do you source seasonal, local and/or organic produce, do you grow your own produce?
Do you use water efficient appliances, collect rainwater, utilise grey water, source your own water?
Do you use renewable and/or recycled materials, make your own products, use or sell locally made or UK made products?
Do you strive to substitute car travel with public or even no transport (e.g. video conferencing)? Are you a member of a car club? If you own a vehicle is it a hybrid/electric/biodiesel? Do you subscribe to a carbon credit/offset scheme?
Do you strive to be energy efficient; buy energy through a 'green' tariff, use energy efficient light bulbs, work/live in well insulated premises, turn heating thermostats down by 1°C?
Culture & Heritage
Do you preserve, revive or promote local traditions, culture or agriculture?
Diversity and Fair Trade
Do you pay a fair wage, offer equal opportunity to all, and support fair trade here and abroad?
Do you bank and/or save with an ethical bank, do you donate to charity?
Do you recycle paper, cans and glass, ink cartridges, compost waste; re-use as much as you can like plastic bags, cardboard boxes, packaging, fabrics; reduce junk mail, print double sided, avoid disposable items; buy recycled office materials, refuse sacks?
Do you have written and enforced policy on any of the above areas?
Partner Questionnaire based on One Planet Living's guiding principles www.oneplanetliving.org