Design and source products to minimize the environmental impact of both production and distribution.
Ensure the product developed is not a fashion item but has longevity within the market.
Select items that are handmade by skilled artisans through sustainable methods of production.
Use recycled materials and natural dyes where possible.
Ensure any materials used in the production of Nkuku goods are taken through the appropriate channels, have the correct government certification and meet European Union standards.
Import using sea freight and avoid air freight to limit damage to the environment
Encourage the continued use of handmade crafts, age – old techniques and traditions.
Prohibit the use of animal testing
In the Office
Practice an efficient recycling policy in the office.
Continue to reassess packaging methods and ways of reducing the impact on the environment.
Use recycled material for packaging and filler where possible
Re-use packaging where possible
Ensure all company literature and marketing collateral is printed on recycled paper
Ensure re-use of paper and envelopes.
Ensure Green procurement where possible for office materials – e.g. all paper recycled.
Use chinaware provided for refreshments not disosable cups or plates.
Separate out recyclables and recycle locally
Turn off PC monitors when not in use
Turn off PCs and network printers every evening
Minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.
Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst its customers and suppliers.
Practice car sharing to work.