From the beginning, Happy has prided itself on its ethical conduct. We have been involved in providing support to charities, have constantly sought to reduce our environmental impact and have supported local and international communities.
And long before it became commercially ‘fashionable’...
‘Making a Difference in the World’
. . . this is the oldest and perhaps the most important of Happy’s core values, and one we take very seriously. We believe that businesses should be doing everything they can to make the world a better place.
There are also sound business reasons for going down this route: increased staff satisfaction and retention, and more business opportunities (from areas you wouldn’t expect).
Just some of what we do
- 20% of all profit donated to the community (cash, gifts in kind and volunteering)
- Free training/consultancy to charities under our Charity Day ‘Timebank’ Scheme
- Happy ‘Green Group’, to regular review our environmental impact
- We actively do not work with unethical organisations
- International charity training projects for charities
- Bringing together a community of social enterprises at Happy’s premises.
SEE What You Are Buying Into
Recently, Happy joined the See What You Are Buying Into labelling scheme and social movement. It identifies businesses that are publically accountable on a range of Social, Environmental and Ethical (SEE) issues.
Participating organisations use the service to make public and open statements.
2003 Business in the Community Awards
Happy Computers was rated as the best small company in London and runner-up nationwide
In 1995, the New Economics Foundation externally verified the results of a ‘social audit’ of Happy’s performance. Just as a financial audit demonstrates financial wellbeing, a social audit reflects social wellbeing.