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Zumo’s Environmental Policy

Living Our Values

A group of people around the world
Zumo is a fully decentralised, blockchain-based mobile wallet and payments platform that makes traditional and crypto money work seamlessly and safely for everyone. We're on a mission to radically improve the security, cost and speed of payments for the benefit of people everywhere.
As a values-driven start-up company, we are based in Edinburgh but have a global reach.  We're still small, but we aim high.
Zumo works alongside WasteAid, a small charity that shares waste management and recycling skills in the world’s poorest places. We will support WasteAid in its incredible work in helping to fight poverty, pollution and climate change, and we will give our customers the opportunity to make micro-donations with every transaction.
Our values are at the core of the company and they inform everything that we do.  We believe that transformational change is required, and we want to be part of that change.

In line with our values, we will:

Unshakeable Commitment
As a minimum, protect the environment, prevent pollution, and meet our compliance obligations. We will do this through careful selection of suppliers, partners and products, using circular economy principles, and low carbon options where possible.
Commit to climate neutrality for our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions from inception of the company, whilst acknowledging that the carbon footprint of some blockchains is far more significant than our own footprint (see ‘Love the Adventure’)*.
Inclusion Inspires
Seek to ensure that our decisions and actions benefit people and planet.
Involve all employees in decision-making and encourage our staff to help us to push boundaries.
Further nurture and develop our WasteAid partnership, including fundraising, raising awareness and making donations to support WasteAid.
Transparency Wins
Act in support of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, reinforcing our commitment to these by being a signatory to the UN Global Compact and the SME Climate Commitment, and reporting progress annually.
Work towards achieving B Corps certification to challenge us further and to provide transparency through a trusted 3rd party certification.
Love the Adventure
Seek to push boundaries.  Zumo’s direct environmental impact is currently limited, but the electricity consumption of some blockchains is significant.  We will seek sustainable solutions where possible, and work collaboratively to push the sector to reduce its carbon footprint via Zumo’s Net Zero Strategy and as a proud signatory to the Crypto Climate Accord.

All of our staff and contractors have a duty to ensure that this policy is complied with. However, responsibility for ensuring that the policy is fully implemented lies with the CEO.

Name: Nick Jones
Position: CEO, Founder
Date: 20/07/2020
Name: Paul Roach
Position: CPO, Founder
Date: 20/07/2020

*This includes all purchased goods and services, capital goods, business travel, employee commuting & teleworking, and use of the Zumo App.