I’ve labelled myself as an ethical service provider for some time now but have not fully explained this unless the need has arisen, and to individuals. I’d like to clear up what I mean by this and how this might affect my dealings with companies and individuals.
It’s been something I have always been concerned about but not always known how to approach, how to provide services which benefit and do not harm. To me business is not merely about putting cash in my pocket. I believe that the way we earn our living should be something we give careful consideration. Does it really make sense to be feeding oneself at to the destruction of someone else.
Primary Areas of exclusion
The reason I have chosen to only service certain types of companies is a mixture of religious and ethical. Primarily I do not promote or facilitate the promotion of:
- Alcohol or other intoxicants
- Anything explicit or of an Adult only nature
- Financial Services.
These are generally influenced by my religious beliefs. In promoting anything I am putting my own personal stamp of approval on it, saying I agree with the product or service. Many would disagree with me on this approach and people are entitled to their own view points, but I do believe we need to start putting our money where our mouths are.
I think it’s about time people begin to start highlighting the products and services which bring on social ills and contribute to spreading illness, moral degradation, corruption and general imbalance in society. We complain on a daily basis about things like crime, rape, abuse, poverty etc, but it seems not many people are willing to take the necessary action to start weeding out these problems.
Promoting things which add to the greater good
I have also decided to start seeking out businesses which actively contribute towards a healthier society, and then promoting them. I want to be involved with businesses which provide products and services which are inherently beneficial to people and society and who embrace sustainable & healthy practices.
So far I have only focused on staying away from the negatives, but am interested in building a database of ethically motivated companies, organisations & individuals. Those who support environmentally friendly practices, who embrace the idea of sustainability on many levels and who make it their aim to improve the condition of people.
Getting a community started
I’m not sure whether to create an area on this site or to start a new site which focuses specifically on these issues and builds a database and hopefully a community.
Anyone interested in being involved in this type of initiative please contact me, post a comment, put forward some ideas of suggest resources if you are so inclined. Hope to meet some other like minded individuals who can help me further my own ethical ambitions and who I can be of benefit to as well.