As a pending B Corp*, Projects is passionate about leaving a positive impact on our planet and doing all we can to make informed, sustainable decisions in all areas of business.
Those decisions range from the way we power our buildings and where our waste goes to the places we hire from and what products we stock our building with.
Throughout our two Brighton buildings, you’ll find a whole range of products and services created by businesses on a mission to do good, and we’ve rounded up a few of our team favourites below.
*Wondering what B Corp really means? Don't worry, we get that a lot! Here's the definition provided by B Lab, the nonprofit behind B Corps: Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
1. Who Gives A Crap
Who Gives A Crap’s toilet roll is made from 100% recycled post consumer paper aka recycled office paper which is already in circulation.
As a company they also donate 50% of their profits to sanitation projects around the world. Plus, not only is all of their packaging 100% recyclable, it’s also the funkiest toilet paper wrapping you’ll see.
Read more about their impact here
2. Ozone Coffee
Ozone believes that good coffee can change the world. Working directly with responsible coffee producers, they source their incredible coffee in the best way possible, building relationships with coffee producers in a way that ensures a more sustainable future for them, their communities and the coffee they produce.
Read more about their B Corp certification here
3. DAME tampons
DAME is on a mission to reduce plastic waste flow to our oceans. They measure every step of their products’ existence and conduct Lifecycle Assessments of all their products in order to understand how they can design out negative impacts and design in positive impacts at every stage.
Read their Impact Report here
4. Here We Flo pads
Here We Flo only uses planet-friendly materials in their period care products. They use biodegradable and compostable plant cellulose for their pad, liner and tampon wrappers, and sugarcane biopolymer for their applicators, so no plastic in sight.
Read more about their sustainability here
5. Bird and Blend Tea
Local to Brighton just like us, Bird & Blend is an eco conscious Tea Mixology Company on a mission to spread happiness & reimagine tea.
When it comes to decision making, they always keep people and the planet at the forefront of their minds.
All of their consumer packaging is recyclable or compostable and they also run incredible charity initiatives such as ChariTEA where they work with a different charity every three months who chooses one of their tea blends and receives all profits of their chosen tea sales.
Plus their tea is DELICIOUS, our personal favourites include Peppy Mint, Gingerbread Chai and Rhubarb & Custard.
Read more about their sustainabilitea here
6. Tony's Chocolonely
When it comes to 3pm snack time, grabbing a bar of Tony’s from our cafe is our absolute go-to.
Tony’s mission is to make all chocolate 100% slave-free. The beans used to make their products are all traceable and are purchased directly from their partner cooperatives in Ghana and the Ivory Coast, making them unique in the chocolate world - almost no other chocolate brand sold in the supermarkets knows where or how their cocoa beans are grown.
Read more about their impact here
7. Too Good To Go
It’s become a bit of a post-work Projects tradition to log onto Too Good To Go and pick up a Surprise Bag from local businesses.
Too Good To Go partners with food sellers to put surplus food waste to good, letting people buy food at ⅓ of the original cost and in turn, eat with less impact and in a way that creates less food waste for the planet.
Read their 2022 Impact Report here
Although we’ve already got some much loved favourites, we love hearing about and discovering new products and services we could be using at Projects and recommending to others. Got one you think we should try out? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to hear from you.
If you’d like to read our breakdown on what the term B Corp actually means and get an insight into our journey towards becoming B Corp certified, check out our blog post here.