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Our current social value
  • Fundraising
    Fundraising Total £1,300.00
  • Activities
    Total activities 22
  • Pro-bono
    Pro-bono hours 9690
  • Endorsements
    Total Endorsements 5
  • Donations
    Donations to Charity £1,100.00
  • Profile

How are we Trading for Good?
  • 5 Trading for Good  

    Support charities and communities

  • 3 Trading for Good  

    Help young people into work

  • 6 Trading for Good  

    Improve your impact on the environment

  • 3 Trading for Good  

    Make life better for employees

  • 5 Trading for Good  

    Work better with your suppliers

Trading for Good
Supporting Charities & Communities
  • 5 activities
  • 2 endorsements

Started a Hen Buying programme to give protein source to 8 destitute families

We heard of 8 families who are destitute at a leprosy colony in India, with the children going hungry and the adults begging in nearby towns. From personal... See more »

Started a Hen Buying programme to give protein source to 8 destitute families

Started a Banana Tree planting programme to feed 50 families at a leprosy colony

After hearing of the hunger and destitution at a leprosy colony, where our suppliers of bags are from, we immediately launched an appeal and collected... See more »

Started a Banana Tree planting programme to feed 50 families at a leprosy colony

Endorsement

Thanks so much to Ramona and who are supported on Banana tree planting programme Village people are very happy on this project. and they all said "THANKS SO MUCH". We are praying for you... Thanks- Solomon.

Solomon Raj - 09 November 2015

Managed website content for a charity for one year

We managed the website and its content for our chosen charity for one year; including uploading their events, photographs, blogs, texts etc. See more »

Managed website content for a charity for one year

Helped a charity set up its website

We helped a charity set up its website. Based on our experience of Wordpress sites, we introduced Wordpress to this charity, helping them choose a theme... See more »

Helped a charity set up its website

Donations to charity

We donated regularly to a charity providing business chaplaincy support. See more »

Endorsement

We are very grateful to Little Trove for their financial contribution to our work- as such a small charity we depend entirely on donations for our survival

Mo Trudel - 07 November 2015

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Helping Young people to work
  • 3 activities
  • 0 endorsements

Mentoring a college student

I mentored an A-levels business & marketing student for 1 year to raise her awareness of career choices and ambition level. My role was also to help her... See more »

Taking on apprentices

We hired a 24 year old women from Stoke on Trent who had been unemployed for a few years due to poor skills and extremely poor GCSE grades. As a teenager... See more »

Taking on apprentices

Taking on apprentices

We took on a 20 year old unemployed girl, with a medical condition and from a broken family in Stoke-on-Trent. as an apprentice. She was extremely shy... See more »

Taking on apprentices
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Improve your impact on the environment
  • 6 activities
  • 2 endorsements

Reducing our carbon footprint

Many businesses leave lights on and electronic equipment on standby overnight. We consciously turn off all electrical and electronic devices (except the... See more »

Endorsement

We do turn all lights off and electrical devices at night.

Sam Wheat - 05 November 2015

Reducing our carbon footprint

In the Summer months/hot sunny days, we rely on natural daylight to light our warehouse. The light comes through the skyline perspex. We deliberately... See more »

Helping a friend's business recycle

We collect unwanted cardboard boxes and bubble wrap from a friend's phone repair business in Stoke on Trent, to help him reduce his waste and for us to... See more »

Reducing our carbon footprint

We do not leave the water heater in the warehouse kitchen and toilet on all day. In the Summer, the heater is not on at all because we consider it a waste... See more »

Reusing all packaging

We re-use all inbound bubble wrap and cardboard boxes. They are used to pack customers' orders and dispatched to the customer with label "This is a recycled... See more »

Endorsement

We do re-use all bubble wrap and cardboard boxes that arrive in the warehouse.

Sam Wheat - 05 November 2015

Recycling all waste

We pay for extra recycling bins to recycle paper, plastic, cardboard & glass at the warehouse. See more »

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Make life better for employees
  • 3 activities
  • 1 endorsements

Self development coaching provided

We strive to develop our employees' skills and talents to make them interesting and efficient individuals. Each employee has a personal development plan... See more »

We provide free products!

In our wholesale business, we do end up with some seconds quality products, which we feel isn't good enough for our trade customers. Rather than throw... See more »

We allow flexible hours

An employee who can fit work and family together and avoid stress of traffic jams is a happy employee. We offer flexibility to our employees to come to... See more »

Endorsement

I fully endorse our flexible hours working policy

Jayne Green - 05 November 2015

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Work better with your suppliers
  • 5 activities
  • 0 endorsements

Giving free advice to anti-human trafficking group on design of jewellery

Our suppliers in South Africa (of jewellery made from rescued trafficking victims), were slightly stuck in their ways. They were lacking innovation and... See more »

Giving free advice to anti-human trafficking group on design of jewellery

Fundraising for supplier's workshop

We are helping our supplier fundraise to finish construction of his workshop in India. Todate, his supply capacity is constrained by lack of infrastructure.... See more »

Fundraising for supplier's workshop

Helping a supplier set up his business from branding to business planning

We are helping our supplier at a leprosy colony set up his workshop properly. Todate we have designed a logo for his enterprise, helped him with decision... See more »

Helping a supplier set up his business from branding to business planning

We do not squeeze suppliers down on price

As a fair trade business, we are not in the business of screwing our suppliers down on price till they are compelled to work for very little money just... See more »

We pre-finance production

As a fair trade company, when we order goods from our suppliers in the developing world, we typically pay 50% of the invoice upfront for them to produce... See more »