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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

As a small business, we have the opportunity to control & influence everything we do, everything we use and everyone we choose to work with. We want to be as caring and as environmentally friendly as we possibly can, reducing our impact on our beautiful planet.

Energy

In 2015, we invested in a Solar Power installation at KAPZ HQ and we are delighted to say that 100% of the electricity that we use is derived from renewable sources . . . the sun 🙂

We are now looking to add battery-storage to add to our solar installation.

Only two visits per week are made to the Post Office. Our local Post office is a 22Km round trip completed by car during the winter and by bicycle when the weather is dry!

Packaging

At the beginning of 2018, we committed ourselves to eliminating all single-use plastic from our business as soon as possible – a challenge, I am pleased to say we completed. It was really easy, we just had to make it happen and commit ourselves to never introducing any single-use plastic into the environment in any outgoing KAPZ packaging ever again.

The only item we have printed are our business cards – they are printed on FSC Certified Recycled Stock, using vegetable based inks and are non laminated = zero plastic.

ALL of our own outgoing packaging is made from either, multi-use, re-useable, recycled, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable materials – envelopes, KAPZ packets, business cards, packaging tape, basically everything we send out to our customers will be the greenest products currently available – zero plastic.

With all incoming packaging, we reuse everything – boxes, packaging, padding, envelopes nothing goes to waste and is used at least twice and we are encouraging our suppliers to follow suit. We even use cardboard in our garden to supress unwated weeds and foliage.

Suppliers

As part of our business, we obviously have to use labelling and packaging for our products. we do our vesy best to work with local businesses who only offer sustainable and eco-friendly packaging products to reduce our impact on the environment.

We are constantly looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact further and are always happy to have possibility conversations with new suppliers.

We are also a 100% AMAZON-FREE-BUSINESS . . . we do not buy ANYTHING from Amazon (either personally or for our business) as we do not subscribe to their business practices . . . the way they treat their staff, where their products orginate from, their relentless pursuit for the lowest price in everything they do and most importantly their negative impact on the planet that we live in.

Production & Materials

Every KAPZ product is 100% hand-made in the UK – all materials we use are certified of UK origin, reducing the impact on international shipping and transportation and we are proud to support the UK economy.

Supporting Good Causes & Our Customers Endeavours

Every year, we try our very best to give our support to as many causes as possible. We offer prizes, sponsorship, gifts and rewards to contribute to our customers endeavours, charitable challenges and amazing journeys, all over the world.

Please contact us with your ideas – [email protected]

In 2016, we took on the role of foster-parents to two beautiful donkeys that had been rescued by The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon (UK) – our personal charity of choice.

George and Little Lad are now firmly established as part of our family and live with us here in Somerset.

We are responsible for their development, care, health and well-being, we love them a lot and spend as much time as possible in their company. As they are based at KAPZ HQ we see and hear them all the time 🙂

You can learn more about them and also follow their progress – www.dnkys.com – if you are local, you can even come and visit them too (by appointment only) – please bring carrots!