Practice what you preach!! - Social responsibility
In our working environment, we eliminate disposables and appreciate green!
Our tea and coffee corner are designed by an awarded women entrepreneur for eco-friendly furniture! We in addition use porcelain cups from a local brand and use tea and coffee that is locally produced, benefitting women entrepreneurs.
Our office paper is collected for recycling projects in Addis Ababa.
Our printers use refillable ink patterns, and we only print when it is absolutely necessary. We are targeting to have a 90% paperless office, as there are always formal letters and documents to be printed for submission, we cannot fully eliminate this.
Our waste management is reduced as office staff brings their lunch boxes that are reusable, we have all types of plates and cutlery that is reusable.
We support a number of projects that make a difference in Ethiopia by allocating staffs time to contribute in improving livelihoods, supporting job creation or creating solutions with a positive environmental impact.
AWSAD – safe haven
New initiative: support homeless dwellers to existing supportive programs like housing and income generation.
Internships for graduate students (YESS Ethiopia) – sharing knowledge and supporting the project management with some direction
Own office practice (reduce waste – 90% paperless office)
BRRC commitment for development
The Bahir Dar Institute of Technology – Biorefinery Research Centre (BRRC) is research focused on building circular economies. We support the BRRC in building up a knowledge platform, connecting the centre to pilot projects, professional networks, key stakeholders and funders.
Engaged in platforms for Environmental Impact Assessment framework development for Ethiopia – Red Cross Ethiopia and Environmental Protection Climate Change Commission (EPCCC)