In March 2020, Ethical Consumer viewed the Little Soap Company website for the company's environmental policy or report. Its Enviromental Statement was also sent to Ethical Consumer.
An environmental policy was deemed necessary to report on a company's environmental performance and set targets for reducing its impacts in the future. A strong policy would include two future, quantified environmental targets, demonstration by the company that it had a reasonable understanding of its main environmental impacts, be dated within two years and have its environmental data independently verified.
No environmental report could be found.
Its environmental statement outlined its policies, which included:
"- Minimise our waste and then reuse or recycle as much of it as possible.
"- Minimise energy and water usage in our building and processes in order to conserve supplies, and minimise our consumption of natural resources, especially where they are non-renewable.
"- Apply the principles of continuous improvement in respect of air, water, noise and light pollution from our premises and reduce any impacts from our operations on the environment and local community.
?"- As far as possible purchase products and services that do the least damage to the environment and encourage others to do the same."
Its website stated that all products were Vegan. Many were also organic and those which were not were plastic-free under its Eco Warrior brand. The company was therefore considered to be providing an environmental alternative.
As a small company providing an environmental alternative, it received Ethical Consumer's best rating for Environmental Reporting.
www.littlesoapcompany.co.uk (12 March 2020)