We at Thomp2 want to be trailblazers in our effort to bring sustainability to our business, to our environment and to our world. We will go above and beyond mere compliance with government baseline standards.
We want to incorporate the concept that sustainability within our business will mean managing our triple bottom line; our financial, social and environmental impacts, obligations and oppertunities.
The take- make -waste model is bad for business and also bad for the environment. A business cannot hope to run efficiently using methods like this.
We have adopted new thinking into our policy and our everyday approach to our work using the borrow-use-return model.(1. Radical Resource Productivity 2. Investment in Natural Capital 3.Ecological Redesign 4. Service and Reflow 5. Responsible Consumption ). The key is to see the business, the self, the economy, and the household all working together instead of separate from the environment. As a small business we embrace the entrepreneurial spirit of innovation and have regular discussions on the topic of sustainability and encourage meaningful ways to reduce waste and energy consumption.
We have already made an impact in reducing our carbon footprint by installing LED lighting at our premises, also by switching off unnecessary lighting during working hours.
At present the materials used by our suppliers are, cotton, nylon, spandex and rubber in the manufacturing of our socks
We are exploring other options that are made with ecologically sound materials using ethical labor practices such as bamboo, organic cotton, linen and hemp, by a brand that cares for more than just straight profit.
Plastic pollution is one of the most pressing environmental concerns next to climate change. As we are aware plastic packaging takes many years to decompose, in addition toxic substances are released into the soil when plastic bags perish under sunlight and, if plastic bags are burned, they release a toxic substance into the air causing air ambient pollution
As part of our policy we are moving away from plastic packaging and moving towards biodegradable packaging which is more eco friendly.
We at Thomp2 are encouraging all our suppliers to desist from the use of plastic and to rethink new ways of providing sustainable packaging.