We all play a part in making the world a better place. At Certus, we invest and help our ventures develop products with sustainability in mind right from the inception phase. When we talk about sustainability, we mean meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
If startups want to raise sustainability awareness among their supply chain, then partners must be innovative in their approach. At Certus we have tried different ways. Some didn’t deliver the behaviours and actions we were hoping for, although over time, we have found a recipe that works. We focus on influencing our suppliers to understand what sustainability means, for the planet, but also for their businesses.
At Certus we also encourage our ventures and supply chain partners to measure their Green House Gas emissions and to work with constant improvement to further reduce their footprint. We also firmly believe that everyone has an obligation to compensate for their emissions.
Over the years we have donated over US$180000 to a combination of charities and climate compensation initiatives. We work with ventures that are run by entrepreneurs and teams who share our philosophy of making the world a better place.