Viridis operations has an acute awareness of social and environmental causes, and have policies in place to ensure that the work we engage in does not involve increases in negative products (e.g. weapons, alcohol, tobacco, people-trafficking, pornography, or the nuclear industry). Viridis also commits to being involved in positive products and services (e.g. renewable energy, affordable housing, public transportation, pollution and waste management, animal welfare, or promotion of the arts and sciences).
As an organisation, Viridis aims to be a net positive contributor to the environment and society, moving beyond simply reducing its negative impacts to a position where it restores and adds back to the environment and society, more than it consumes in its operations. As well as being an active supporter of the ILFI’s JUST Label, Viridis strives to regularly update our GRI report (Global Reporting Initiative). Our involvement in social and environmental causes is not only limited to typical work operations, as Viridis staff are encouraged to undertake other direct-action initiatives, such as ‘home-grown-organic-food’, outreach program to schools, providing guidance to families affected by natural disasters such as flooding, or sharing a meal with a homeless person.
We aim to enable the varying interests of individual staff members to educate others on these initiatives, with the expectation this may provide inspiration for future initiatives.