Finding the Ethical Bank
Is there such thing as an ethical bank?
We strongly believe as well as having ethical products, we should do our best to make sure everything behind the scenes is also ethical. Practice what you preach and all that! So we started researching banks and found that lots of big banks have a notoriously bad history. Even in the last five years, banks have been condemned for funding rainforest destruction, for their involvement in highly controversial projects which damage the environment and hinder the fight against climate change, and for lending to governments of the world’s poorest countries so they can buy expensive military equipment. That we don’t want to be a part of!
We found a ethical bank score rating on the Good Shopping Guide and came across Triodos business banking. It has some issues like the only branch is in Bristol and we are based in North Yorkshire. They don’t currently offer a business bank card, but we can manage with that. They have said a business bank card is coming (September 2019), so watch this space. Triodos Bank want to build a community united in their desire to make a positive impact on society, culture and the environment which is in line with our with our ethos.
It is important though that you as a customer know we are trying to go the extra mile in everything we do, not just in our products.