Sustainability

We believe in Sustainability.

Green Oak Systems operates in accordance with the  “Triple Bottom Line”  concept.

Triple bottom line expands the traditional reporting framework to take into account social and environmental performance in addition to financial performance.

The three bottom lines, in order, are “social, environmental, and economic” or, “People, Planet, and Profit.” :

People. We consider the effect of our actions on the people around us to be the most important consideration in how we do business. Clients, colleagues, vendors, and competitors are all treated with respect and honesty at all times. We often sacrifice short term profit to build a long term, mutually beneficial business and personal relationship.  We donate time and resources to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

Planet. We operate Green Oak Systems in an environmentally friendly way to the greatest extent practical. Both our office space and our hosted website are powered entirely by wind and solar energy sources. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle are key factors here: we reduce our carbon emissions and waste to the greatest extent practical, We minimize  travel  by working remotely when possible, and purchasing carbon offsets when travel is required. Computer equipment and waste is recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. A portion of our profits are donated to organizations that seek to improve the planet.

Profit. As a private company, we are not beholden to shareholders where maximizing corporate profit is the overriding factor in business decisions. We do strive to make a living and to ensure the long term survival of the company, so we seek to make a small profit to thrive and stay in business, however we will not compromise our values to do so.  

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