Who we are
Since 2006, we’ve helped organisations around the world, from SMEs to FTSE 500s, improve their non-financial data and reach their sustainability goals. We understand that managing data can be daunting and that navigating the shifting sands of the sustainability sector requires a certain skill-set.
Our approach combines over 40 years’ combined industry knowledge with technical acumen, strategic thinking and creative problem solving, to help our clients get the most out of their data and make the changes they want to see.
We are the only company in the world to offer this exceptional resource along with our impressive customer service. We are there to help every step of the way and are available on the end of a phone or in person – or in person – to answer any questions.
Some companies talk about their culture being ‘like a family’. We are quite literally a family business, and as such, good working relationships, based on trust and respect, are vitally important to us.
Our long-standing client list bears this out. It makes us blush, but we’re told that we’re a pleasure to work with and that we’re considered to be part of our clients’ own sustainability teams. We’re also fiercely independent, meaning that our advice doesn’t come with a catch. You can depend on us to recommend only what is right for your individual needs.
Where We Began
In 2005, the seeds for SustainIt were sewn. Sitting around the kitchen table, one night, in the Somerset countryside, our CEO, Charlie, had an idea.
She felt that her combination of technical knowledge and client service experience could offer something unique. She already enjoyed working with challenging – if not slightly controversial – businesses, and wanted to help organisations behave in a “better” way.
You may not believe in what a business sells, but you can still impact how they do business. If you can empower them to look after their staff and suppliers; manage the environment considerately; reduce factory accident rates or carbon emissions, then you’re making a difference.
Soon after, SustainIt was born and swiftly began to work with the CSR teams of large corporates, such as Imperial Brands Group, Britannia Building Society and Cadbury’s. Since then, we have worked with companies, large and small, to improve their sustainability, reduce their costs and achieve their goals. You can read some of our case studies here.
Along the way, we’ve learned a lot of valuable lessons, which we readily share with our clients. We’ve seen governments change and legislation initiatives come and go. We’ve weathered these storms with our clients and steered them safely through the ups and downs towards a sustainable future.
When we started out, only a few companies were managing and reporting their non-financial data. Now it’s an essential component of any business. As the market and need has grown, so have our services. We’re still ahead of the curve, but remain true to our original vision, to our ethics and to the way we do business.