10% of all profits go to charityThanks to your wonderful support, HeBe Jewellery is now able to donate a percentage of our profits to a charity that helps abandoned and unwanted animals find new homes. The Pet Samaritans are dedicated to helping animals through the St Bernard's Animal Sanctuary in Derbyshire. The sancutary is home to over one hundred animals - from unwanted goats, horses, cats to stray and lost dogs. It is run by volunteers and like many other small sanctuaries in the same position, they continue to do day to day pet rescue, taking in the dogs picked up by the Borough Council Dog Wardens, abandoned animals and those that have been injured or knocked down on the roads. Of course you don't just have to shop at HeBe Jewellery to help the Pet Samaritans. You can find out more about their work by visiting the Pet Samaritans website
We also donate a percentage of profits to the Alliance for Climate Protection - a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. The goal of the Alliance is to build a movement that creates the political will to solve the climate crisis. You can read more about this below.
Our important environmental and business policyClimate change is one of the biggest challenges facing us all today. The average temperature of the planet is on the rise and it is affecting the natural world around us. This policy is with us every time we make a decision at work. It is an important foundation in our long term collaboration with suppliers and customers.
We have taken the initiative of going green by offsetting our carbon footprint by 110% for our dedicate servers. We were not satisfied with only going carbon neutral, we wanted to do some good. With the help of dcarbon8 we have calculated the footprint of our servers and offices and invested in more carbon credits than we need.
Our basic belief is that the first step towards reducing environmental impact is to reduce the use of resources. As a company we can exert a great deal of influence on this by working with manufacturers who listen to our concerns. We always try to influence our suppliers to produce products in an environmentally friendly way, to make sure they are fair to their workforce and use fairly traded materials that are from conflict free sources. We prefer to support the small local independant designers and artisans who respect our beliefs as much as possible. You can also help us minimise the use of resources such as packaging and paper by accessing your order details online. Just visit your account dashboard and there is no need to print out your order.
Al Gore's Tips to Save The World1. Change standard light bulbs to low energy bulbs
We use low energy lighting throughout our company.
2. Drive less. Walk, cycle, join a carpool or use public transport.
We walk to get to work and use public transport to visit our suppliers.
3. Recycle more. If you recycle more of your household rubbish you could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to a tonne a year.
We are fully committed to recycling our business waste and use recycled paper and packaging were ever possible. Our dedicated server running this website is hosted by a Green web hosting company that supports the Wind Power project in Karnataka, India and small hydroelectric installation in Paraiso, Brazil. Our server carbon footprint is offset by 110%.
4. Avoid products with unnecessary packaging.
We try to keep our packaging to a minimum by using nonwoven bags made from a by product of crude oil as an alternative to plastic or paper. All our jewellery is sent out in recycled jiffy bags. We are currently trying to source recycled invoice labelling paper for use with our printers. We are happy to recycle any jewellery packing so you can always send back your HeBe Jewellery gift box for use on another order or request that we use no gift box at all and send out your order in a recycled cardboard jewellery box.
5. Switch off your electrical equipment. Electrical equipment left in standby can produce some 80,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in a country the size of the UK. By turning off equipment when not in use, this figure can be reduced.
We use special plugs that make sure equipment is properly turned off in our offices when not required. We use green electricity (sources which cause smaller impacts upon the environment such as wind and solar) to power our computers and have invested in ultra low watt lighting for use in our showroom.
6. Plant a tree. A single tree can absorb as much as a tonne of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.
Currently we offset the carbon emissions produced as a result of our web server by planting trees.
For more solutions, tips and to get involved, please visit the we can solve the climate crisis website.