Our mission is simple; feel good eco-friendly tech that is accessible to all. We focus on added-value features with out-of-the-ordinary, sustainable design. We’re passionate about looking after the planet and are championing the use of sustainable and eco-friendly materials across our range of products.
Our Products are Carbon Neutral
Being Carbon neutral means having a balance between emitting carbon and absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. These are the gases that contribute to global warming.
Why be carbon neutral:
In an effort to fight climate change, BITMORE™ have pledged to go carbon neutral - promising that our product footprints & operations of our business will offset the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere. Any emissions we create will be offset by emissions we reduce elsewhere.
To do this we work with ClimatePartner, who have more than a decade of consulting experience in this field.
Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) calculations consider the entire life cycle of our products. This means delving into the raw materials that make up our product, how its manufactured, transported, used and disposed of. Climate Partners carry out cradle-to-customer analysis. This includes all steps within our supply chain excluding the usage phase. A product carbon footprint is then calculated per product, and with this calculation, and annual production figures, we select carbon offsetting environmental schemes to support such as Clean energy, clean cookstoves, clean drinking water and light – even after sunset! More time for work and school. Healthy forests full of flora and fauna. These are just a few of the positive impacts our supported projects have.
Why did we choose ClimatePartner?
- Over 10 years of experience with hundreds of PCF calculations completed across industry sectors.
- ClimatePartner’s exclusive database of thousands of emission factors, compiled from databases such as Ecoinvent, DEFRA, Agribalyse, etc., as well as their own LCI datasets.
- Methodology follows the GHG Protocol and is closely aligned with ISO 14040/44 and PAS 2050.
Carbon offset projects help counteract the release of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, whilst simultaneously improving the livelihood of people around the world. By supporting carbon offset projects, BITMORE™ offsets emissions that are currently unavoidable. Carbon offsetting is deemed crucial in achieving the goals set by the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Companies, processes and products become carbon neutral when they calculate their carbon emissions and compensate for what they have produced via carbon offsetting projects. Offsetting carbon emissions, in addition to avoidance and reduction, is an important step in holistic climate action.
ClimatePartner has developed a verification system that allows us to communicate our own carbon neutrality in a transparent way. We have our own unique ID number for each carbon offset allowing the offset to be tracked and verified online. This is backed up by the guarantee that the corresponding carbon emissions have been offset by ClimatePartner. This process is reviewed annually by TÜV (Technischer Überwachungsverein) Austria.
In October 2022, Bitmore have offset 54,000 kg of CO2, supporting both Forest Protection and Ocean Protection projects. In supporting Forest Protection, Bitmore is donating to The REDD+ Project in Colombia, this initiative protects 1,150,200 hectares of tropical forest. And towards Ocean Protection, Bitmore is supporting Plastic Bank a project where with every tonne of CO2 offset, it stops 10kg of plastic waste entering the ocean.
BUSINESS AS A FORCE FOR GOOD
What does it mean to be a B Corp organisation? - Click Here
We believe success isn’t just about how much money you make – or how many hours you work. It’s also about how you treat people, and the environment. What you put back into the world. That’s why we’re a B Corporation. We believe in sticking to the highest standards of social purpose as outlined by B Lab: a non-profit organisation changing how the world does business. It means our business is a force for good. After a long audit we certified in Q4 2022 and have joined a fantastic club of other businesses working together to make a positive change in the world.
What are we committing to?
These are the areas of our business we are tracking and measuring for 2022/23 and beyond…
- Diversity in the workplace
- Curbing our energy consumption
- Maintaining equal pay
- Being Carbon Neutral
- Staff well-being
- Corporate governance
- Community/local charitable donations
1% FOR THE PLANET MEMBERS
Members forge powerful partnerships and support nonprofit partners, so that they are able to drive true on-the-ground change within our six core areas issue areas: climate, food, land, pollution, water and wildlife.
- Activism:Focusing public attention on what is at stake for the planet in the current economic and political environment.
- Adult education:Environmental education specifically targeted to an adult audience.
- Alternative transportation:Using any mode of transportation other than driving a car, alone.
- Environmental justice:Ensuring that all people and groups, regardless of race, gender, income or nation of origin are entitled to environmental protection.
- Fossil fuels and efficiency:Reducing dependence on fossil fuels and efficiently managing energy sources.
- Human health and economic development:Creating positive health outcomes and economic growth through the responsible management of natural resources.
- Law and public policy:Political or legal action used as a tool to protect our natural resources.
- Natural resource conservation:Managing natural resources responsibly and using these resources to mitigate environmental degradation.
- Renewable energy:Energy generated from sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.
- Youth education:Environmental education specifically targeted to a youth audience.
We Support Circular Economies
What a circular economy means
The circular economy means moving away from the world’s current – and enormously wasteful – economic model of ‘take, make, throw away’, in which resources are extracted, turned into products, used, and discarded.
It entails redesigning products to be more durable, reusable, repairable, and recyclable, and therefore kept in circulation for as long as possible. Beyond product design innovations, it also means changing the way we consume and use goods and services, and rethinking consumerism as a society.
The 2021 Circularity Gap Report states the global economy is only 8.6 per cent circular and sets an ambitious target of becoming 17 per cent circular by 2030 by targeting sectors with high potential for change.
What are the benefits of a circular economy?
A circular economy offers a wide range of social, economic, and environmental benefits.
And using recycled raw materials will, in most cases, use less energy when manufacturing products, therefore reducing carbon emissions.
The circular economy, if done right, both shrinks harmful activities such as carbon emissions, air pollution, and toxicity exposure, and increases positive actions such as habitat restoration, renewable energy, and cleaning the air.
The circular economy also offers social benefits particularly in low-income economies, because integrating informal waste pickers into formal waste collection provides job security and fair wages.
If your tech is still working, but your done with it, why not DONATE IT to any of these worthy causes below:
- The Restart Project
- Young Planet
- Air Ambulance Service
- Reuse Network
- Circular Communities
- I Love Freegle
- WEEE Charity
- Repair Cafe
Circular Economy Partners:
The Restart Project is a people-powered social enterprise that aims to fix our relationship with electronics.
They run regular Restart Parties where people teach each other how to repair their broken and slow devices – from tablets to toasters, from iPhones to headphones. They work with schools and organisations to help them value and use their electronics for longer.
By bringing people together to share skills and gain the confidence to open up their stuff, they give people a hands-on way of making a difference, as well as a way to talk about the wider issue of what kind of products we want. And they campaign for the Right to Repair. Which we fully support. So much so that we are planning to design our products in the coming years in such a way that where possible, you will be able to repair your own product in certain instances. Watch this space!
In the EU, there is REPAIR, a community of sustainability activists, who are raising awareness for the Right to Repair campaign which was launched in September 2019, and quickly grew to over 40 organisations active around the cause of repair from more than 16 European countries. The campaign members represent community repair groups, environmental activists, social economy actors, self-repair advocates and any citizen who would like to obtain their right to repair.
REPAIR advocate the removal of barriers to repair our products, so they can last for longer.
The problem is simple. The products we use every day are getting harder and harder to repair. E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world, with phone and laptops manufacturers making their products harder to fix. And it’s not just digital devices – the amount of household appliances failing within 5 years of their purchase is also skyrocketing.
Recycling Electronics – Best Practise
Up to 97% of an electronic product can be recycled if disposed of correctly. Most of the time, your tech cannot be disposed of at home through your regular recycle bins.
you’ll be surprised how close the nearest drop point is to you! From council recycling centres, libraries, shops and a variety of local places will welcome your old electricals. Some councils even collect from your home. Reuse centres and some charities accept electrical items in good condition that they can sell, or pass on. Find your nearest drop-off point.
When you buy a new electrical item, check if the retailer or manufacturer will recycle your old electricals. More and more are offering this service.
Find your local recycling point:
Recycle Your Electricals is a UK-wide campaign motivating and making it easier for everyone to reuse and recycle unwanted electricals, ensuring we make the most of the valuable materials in them.
The campaign is led by Material Focus, formerly called the WEEE Fund.
Worldwide network of drop-ins where you repair your own gear.
Repair Cafes are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields.
London social enterprise getting people to share skills to fix their electricals. Based in London, UK, but their message and their parties are spreading across the world. Their moto is: don't despair, just repair!