Campaigning For Change
The Ethically Sourced Network (ESN) is not just a retail or commercial platform - it is a platform of and for change. Specifically, one of the most important goals we are committed to is to disrupt and bring about an impactful change in the retail and logistics market, starting with the hospitality market. We do this in many ways: by listing only pre-vetted ethical and sustainable producers, offering unique products and helping these smaller producers find a platform, utilising blockchain technology to bring provenance to suppliers and transparency to buyers, establishing a registered and recognisable kitemark for ethical and sustainable products, and engaging our partners and customers to be involved and drive forward our movement.
To avoid the worst effects of climate change, science tells us that we must limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, which is also the central goal of the Paris Agreement. To achieve this objective, relying solely on governmental action will not be sufficient. We all have a role to play.
Ethically Sourced is, thus, to evaluate our carbon footprint every year so as our company grows, we can stay one step in front of our carbon footprint and adapt accordingly by committing ourselves to implement verified reduction methods.