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Socially Responsible

For us being socially responsible means doing our bit for our local communities as well as our global community. We may be a small company, but we’re a small company with a big heart.

Aiming to be Carbon Negative:
We work hard to limit our impact on the environment. For example:
  • Enabling and supporting remote working means that the longest daily commute within our team is a 6-mile round trip to our office in Cumbria.
  • All of our Alston office’s electricity has come from renewable sources since 2007 and our gas switched to renewable in 2024.
  • We’ve been only using recycled paper and packaging since 2008.
And recognised the impact we still have:
  • We offset our remaining carbon footprint. Since 2019, this has been achieved by supporting the work of C02 Balance.

From 2022, we’re going further:
  • We are planting one tree for every new member who joins Trainers’ Library®, supporting the work of Trees for Life.
Local Communities:
For the last four years, we’ve been collecting donations for the local food bank at our Alston office in the run up to Christmas.

Giving Back:
We’ve committed to donating 1% of our annual turnover to a nominated charity that enables people to achieve their full potential. Previous beneficiaries include the Seashell Trust, Autism Unlimited and The Access Project. In 2024, we're supporting St Mungo’s, which is a leading UK homelessness charity supporting over 3,150 people every night, helping to end homelessness and rebuild lives.