Semble & Sustainability
It’s time to realise that business can’t continue as usual. We’re facing huge social challenges and environmental threats. That’s why we’re committed to being a responsible business and to helping other businesses do the same.
By acting sustainably and supporting grassroots action we can make change happen, together.
Business as a force for good
We’re a certified B Corp which means that we’re part of a growing group of businesses that believe in doing business the right way (businesses like Ben & Jerries, Patagonia and Innocent). It wasn’t an easy group to join. We went through an assessment of everything we do – from governance to customer service. We’re proud to say that we met the highest social and environmental standards in all areas. Now we’ve joined the club, we’ll continue to improve our impact on people and the planet and we’ll keep encouraging others to use business as a force for good.
Taking Climate Action
Climate crisis is the toughest challenge we face. Momentum for action is building ahead of COP26 in November and at Semble we’re making commitments to take action in every way we can.
So much of what we do is about climate action. We run campaigns that connect young people to nature and help funnel funding into community groups taking action on the ground. We can and will do more. We’ll run more campaigns, fund more community action, improve the way our business operates and encourage other companies to act with us.
In the blogs below we share what we’ve done so far and our plans for the future. In them you’ll find that we haven’t only declared a climate emergency, we’ve made commitments to take action, now.
Why Act Now?
In a special report on Global Warming, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that we only have 12 years to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. That report was published in 2018.
We’ve already started to see the effects of a warming world. There’s a nature crisis in the UK, with 41% of species in decline and 15% at risk of extinction. Around the globe, we’ve seen an increase in the intensity of natural disasters resulting in food shortages and migration for humans and the other animals that share this planet.
To date, 1,799 jurisdictions in 31 countries have declared a climate emergency. That means that 820 million citizens now live in areas that have declared a climate emergency. Here in Britain, 90% of the population lives in areas that have declared a climate emergency. If we act swiftly and decisively we can tackle this crisis together.
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