We believe in people. We believe in treating people fairly. We strive to treat everyone fairly and with respect, regardless of their gender (identification), sexual preference, race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, or size. We believe in justice for all. We believe our society would be a better place if everyone was able to spend time to think critically about this and shape their behaviors according. We understand that we all have biases and we work to acknowledge, overcome, and grow beyond them.
We care about the environment and do what we can to minimize our carbon footprint. In our opinion, environmental conservation isn’t just good for the planet, it’s also good for business.
We try to sign documents electronically and use electronic billing whenever possible. We also prefer electronic communication such as email over printed correspondence. We also seek to recycle paper we receive (including mail) rather than tossing it into the garbage. In terms of scheduling, we prefer to use electronic calendars and task management tools rather than paper calendars and organizers.
Along the same lines, we always strive to separate trash into the appropriate recycling group: paper, plastic, glass, compost, and e-waste. We acknowledge that e-waste is particularly harmful for the environment and we take steps to dispose of it properly through a certified e-waste disposal service.
Regarding energy efficiency, we seek to cultivate an office environment and use equipment and facilities that reduce power usage. For example, we try to use as much natural light as possible rather than artificial light. We also make efforts to turn off surge protectors and other devices when they are not in use.
In terms of water usage, we try to ensure that faucets don’t run unnecessarily. We have also taken the initiative to use filtered water and reusable bottles rather than purchasing bottled water.