Environmental and Social Responsibility

10K Webdesign is committed to social responsibility and environmental sustainability.

We take the following actions (this is our report card):

Environmental Sustainability

  • Water: We monitor our water use and make every effort to reduce our consumption.
  • Paper: We do the majority of our work online, and we deliver files electronically. When we use paper it is at least 30% post-consumer recycled and nonchlorinated.
  • Electricity: We use compact fluorescent bulbs, turn off lights when not in use, and purchase energy-efficient appliances. We utilize double-paned windows and good insulation to reduce energy usage. We refrain from air conditioning.
  • Food Waste: We compost all organic matter and food waste. For company functions we use sustainable-origin utensils, cups, and plates.
  • Commuting: We encourage online meetings and predominantly meet via phone, Skype, e-mail and WebEx.
  • Each one Teach one: We support other groups in their effort to be more green. For example, for Earth Day 2008 we donated a month's supply of biodegradable corn-based utensils to the local elementary school for use in cafeteria meals.

Social Responsibility

  • Women and Minorities: We hire and subcontract women and minorities.
  • Grants/Loans: We donate a portion of profits to our Kiva.org portfolio as low-interest loans to support micro-entrepreneurship efforts.
  • Education: We write regular articles and give presentations on social and sustainable business practices within our communities.
  • Community Service: 10K Webdesign founders offer pro bono services to non-profits and community groups.

We offer a 10% discount on all quoted estimates if your business is green-certified or takes other socially responsible or environmentally sustainable steps. Please contact us for an initial consultation.

Visit our portfolio for examples of how we've helped other customers just like you!

We look forward to working with you!

10K Group LLC was one of the first web design shops in the Bay Area to become green certified: we received our first certification as a Bay Area Green Business in September 2006 from Pamela Evans, the coordinator of the program, which was very new at the time.

From the Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20070106231811/http://www.greenbiz.ca.gov/ShopGreenAC.html

(Proof! That's us, 10K Group LLC - in Oakland under Graphic/Web Designers -- and note the date of the Wayback Machine - January 2007!)