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Our values

Big Picture Scotland

This summer I spent 2 weeks cycling and camping across the Hebrides. We took our time (and 4 ferries and 6 causeways) to cycle across all 10 islands. As you would expect for Scotland (...ahem...), the sun was beating down from perfectly blue skies and it never rained. (Usually, when I describe Scotland that sentence would be sarcastic, bizarrely it is 100% true this time). As w ...

For good causes

HappyPorch strives to constantly support good causes and in that way live our values and improve our awareness about the fact how much our planet and the people need support and help. In October 2020 we started with regular monthly donations of small amounts to various charities chosen by a different team member each month. So far, we have collected many stories of world-wide c ...

We are excited to announce that HappyPorch is now a Certified B Corporation®

Business without meaning is just pointless admin                                                                                                          This quote really inspired me when setting up HappyPorch 6 years ago. One of the core tenets of HappyPorch has always been that business should be so much more than the exploitation of people and planet it too often becomes.  ...

Committed to reaching net-zero emissions

As part of developing our climate strategy HappyPorch made a net-zero emission commitment this year through the SME Climate Hub commitment.  The SME Climate hub is an organisation for small and medium-sized enterprises and it will help us by providing our company with climate solutions as well as tools and resources as support to measure and reduce our emissions and achieve the ...

Our 2019-2020 Carbon Footprint

As part of our climate commitment, we finalised our carbon footprint report for the UK tax year starting from April 2019 until the end of March 2020. After our previous report’s calculations and results, I think we became more aware of our individual carbon footprints as well as the company’s. We saw the numbers and understood the equivalents. We found out in which categories w ...

How We Make Decisions That Work For Us

We're a self-managed team over here at HappyPorch. We didn't have a violent overthrow of our corporate overlords, that's just how we've always been from the very beginning. Being a self-managed team means that we all have a say in the company's direction. Decisions don't come down from on high; they're something that any team member can raise, discuss, and reach a consensus. So ...

Diversity and Equality at HappyPorch in 2020

In October 2019 we started measuring our equality and diversity. This was prompted by our work towards fulfilling the requirements for B Corp certification. One of the benefits of the process is focussing on ourselves and our practices. We have been aware of our apparent lack of diversity for some time and have been working towards creating a more diverse team, particularly in ...

Helping An Anti-Poverty Community Move Forward

At HappyPorch we aim to work with organisations who are making the world a better place, and one of the ways we do this is through our pro bono partnerships. We know from experience that there are plenty of charities and organisations out there that have some technical challenges to solve, but might not have the budget to hire someone on a commercial basis. So when our own team ...

Improving Our Carbon Footprint

As the climate emergency continues we wanted to understand where HappyPorch could make improvements to decrease our company overall carbon footprint. But in order to do that we first have to find out what our current carbon footprint actually is. Inspired by the amazing Wholegrain Digital carbon footprint post, this year we started with a project to measure our carbon footprint ...