Environmental Social Governance
The importance of ESG in the business landscape has surged in recent years. It is vital for companies to be compliant with ESG guidelines. Here at HardSoft, we do everything we can to contribute to a better, greener society.
What does ESG mean?
ESG is Environmental, Social, and corporate Governance, standards which are used to evaluate a business’s conscientiousness regarding environmental and social factors.
HardSoft understands that our actions have an impact far beyond our business and we aim to be ESG compliant at all times, committing to making a real difference to the world we live in.
We want to make our internal operations greener. For logistics, we have switched to electric vans, and we use recyclable packaging in our shipments.
In the office we use 100% renewable electricity, and have encouraged recycling in the workplace.
Our customers also have access to a number of green offers, including PreLoved devices, and our recycling service for Mac and PCs.
Our CO2 offset service also helps your own business on its way to being carbon-neutral. Follow the link for more information.
Learn about Carbon Offsetting
ESG Social Investments
It’s always been important to HardSoft to help where we can, and even more so in the troubling times we all find ourselves in. We always aim to accommodate the needs of our staff, such as providing a Living Wage and ensuring everyone has access to healthcare and wellbeing benefits.
We regularly donate to Lendwithcare, which helps business owners in the developing world access loans, which may otherwise be hard to come by. Click here to learn more about our commitment to Lendwithcare.
Closer to home, during the pandemic, we supplied local schools with IT equipment to help with the transition to home learning during lockdown. We also support various charities, and have also organised events such as fun-runs and skydiving to raise money for good causes!
Ever since brothers Phil and Andy Morgan founded HardSoft in 1984, we’ve been a family company, and all shareholders at HardSoft are part of that family.
We’ve always operated in the UK, complied with all UK company law, and are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. We are accredited to ISO 20071 which is concerned with the proper and secure use and storage of sensitive data, and we have also signed up to the Good Business Charter.
We’re members of the Finance & Leasing Association, having signed up to the Business Finance Code, an industry benchmark which reassures our customers they are choosing finance from a reputable source.
Our Green Credentials
We’re a carbon-neutral site
In 2022, following an audit by ClimatePartner, HardSoft was declared a carbon-neutral site.
We’re extremely proud of this but will be doing even more next year and beyond to improve our rating.
Our Green Customers
We have been actively encouraging applications from environmental startup and scaleup businesses. We want to help grow their business by providing them with the latest tech, at the most affordable price.
Whether its promoting electric travel, battling food waste, or simply using more sustainable packaging, just like us our customers share a vision of a better world for everyone to live in.