Corporate Social Responsibility

We’re on a journey to improve our social and environmental impacts.

Climate Friendly Workforce

Hectic Europe loves initiatives that better human rights and the planet! By becoming a Climate Friendly Workforce, we offset each team member’s carbon footprint whilst planting a company forest at the same time.

Want to know a bit more about the carbon offsetting process?

“Carbon offsetting” must be carried out using verified carbon credits – and not with approximations of carbon sequestered by trees in tree-planting sites. Ecologi only purchases carbon credits from the most reputable carbon standards, such as Gold Standard and Verified Carbon Standard. With Hectic’s monthly subscription, we regularly contribute towards purchasing carbon credits from two projects per month, and (separately) we are planting trees.

Visit Hectic’s Dashboard to see more of what we have achieved so far:

We are a Living Wage Employer

Living Wage Foundation

The Living Wage Foundation is a campaigning organisation in the United Kingdom which aims to persuade employers to pay a living wage.

In April 2016 the government introduced a higher minimum wage rate for all staff over 25 years of age inspired by the Living Wage campaign – even calling it the ‘national living wage’.

However, this wage is not calculated according to what employees and their families need to live. Instead, it is based on a target to reach 66% of median earnings by 2024. Under current forecasts, this means a rise to £10.50 per hour by 2024 and from 2021 was adjusted to include those over 23 years old. The government minimum takes into account what is affordable for businesses.

The real Living Wage rates are higher because they are independently calculated based on what people need to get by, regardless of age.

That’s why we are committed to ensure that all employees and third-party contractors (such as cleaners) earn a wage that meets the costs of living, not just the government minimum. We are committed to a community that review the real living wage annually and implement changes accordingly because it is ethically the right thing to do. This commitment not only benefits our local community but also drives better pay standards in the retail/wholesale market.

Cycle To Work Scheme

We offer a Cycle to Work Scheme via Green Commute Initiative.

Green Commute Initiative is a Social Enterprise with a vision to get commuters out of cars and onto any kind of bike, with the dual purpose of improving both the individual’s health and wellbeing, as well as reducing the environmental impact of pollution and congestion from cars.