10K Webdesign is committed to social responsibility and environmental sustainability. We are taking the following actions (this is our report card):
Water: We monitor our water use and make every effort to reduce our consumption.
Paper: We do the majority of our work online, and we deliver files electronically. When we use paper it is at least 30% post-consumer recycled and nonchlorinated.
Electricity: We use compact fluorescent bulbs, turn off lights when not in use, and purchase energy-efficient appliances. We utilize double-paned windows and good insulation to reduce energy usage. We refrain from air conditioning.
Food Waste: We compost all organic matter and food waste. For company functions we use sustainable-origin utensils, cups, and plates — bring your own mug.
Commuting: We encourage online meetings and predominantly meet via phone, Skype, e-mail and WebEx.
Each one Teach one: We support other groups in their effort to be more green.
Women and Minorities: We hire and subcontract women and minorities.
Grants/Loans: We donate a portion of profits to our Kiva.org portfolio as low-interest loans to support micro-entrepreneurship efforts.
Education: We write regular articles and give presentations on social and sustainable business practices within our communities.
10K Webdesign founders donate significant amounts to charities and we annually offer pro bono services to non-profits that share our mission.
We offer a discount on all quoted estimates if your business is green-certified or takes other socially responsible or environmentally sustainable steps.