Myakka is celebrating its fifth year of a perfect score in research compiled by the Ethical Company Organisation (ECO).
Widely accepted as the benchmark for assessing businesses’ corporate social responsibility the ECO’s research indexes each company according to certain factors tailored to industry sectors. For Myakka’s Furniture sector there are seven factors including environmental impact, the timber sourcing policy, human rights and animal welfare.
Myakka’s full marks in the research findings puts the company right at the top of the list, ahead of large, well known, high street retailers.
Georgie Hopkins, founder and director of the company, heard the news whilst visiting suppliers in India. On receiving the Ethical Accreditation Award Certificate, she says: “We are immensely proud of our working practices so it is great to be recognised in this way. We started the company 18 years ago with a basic business premise of trading with people as we like to be dealt with ourselves and keeping our environmental footprint as small as possible. This award proves that it is possible to build a successful business on ethical foundations.”
Kat Alexander, director at the ECO, says: “Five years of perfect scoring in this rigorous research is a major achievement. Myakka is one of our highest-ranking Ethical Accreditation members and we hope that this independent endorsement continues to benefit the successful development of the business.”
Myakka is also included in The Good Shopping Guide, produced by the ECO to provide clear information on companies.