Created in 2013, the Carbon Credentials Charity Initiative (3Ci) is our workplace volunteering and charity fundraising scheme, set up and run by Carbon Credentials employees.

As a professional services firm working in the sustainability sector, we wanted to give something back by acknowledging the social side of sustainability, as well as the environmental and economic sides. Our vision with 3Ci is to showcase the role businesses can play in tackling global issues and delivering sustainable transformational change.

We run several 3Ci fundraising events each year involving the majority of employees. In the longer term, we aim to turn 3Ci into a legally registered corporate foundation that is fully embedded into our business operations.

3Ci in numbers

173

Hours Volunteered

£3,083

Pounds Raised

Charities and good causes helped by 3Ci so far include:

  • Corporate sponsor for Mike Snelling’s Denali Mountain Climb, raising money for the North Norfolk Surf Life-Saving Club
  • Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) Typhoon Haiyan Appeal
  • London Wildlife Trust: building a new path in Woodberry Down Wildlife Garden
  • MNDA and Water Aid: our ‘sustainable’ version of the Ice Bucket Challenge!
  • Oxfam’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal
  • Movember: raising funds for men’s health
  • Steptember: raising funds for Scope, the disability charity
  • Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean: cleaning West Wittering beach

3Ci has become part of our corporate culture, and has proved an excellent driver for team bonding. In our 3Ci work, we will always strive to perform our volunteering and fundraising activities with integrity and excellence, and use our curiosity to research and identify new and innovative ways of achieving the 3Ci vision.