Building a bright Future.
Startle was founded with the desire to be a positive company built in. Having a positive impact on the world has always been a consideration in how we operate and the choices we make.
This is how we do it.
At Startle, we hold ourselves accountable. We’re proud to have built our company with an incredibly low environmental footprint. We’re not perfect, but we’re making big strides to be as environmentally responsible as possible.
Here are the steps we’ve taken so far, both with our products and our team, with the environment front of mind.
Ultra lightweight hardware.
All of our music and technology is powered by the smart little Startle Player. Not only is it incredibly efficient (drawing < 2W of power), but it’s compact (just 10.5 x 7.5 x 5 cm in size) and lightweight too (weighing < 250g) meaning its shipping footprint is tiny as well.
No single-use plastic. Renewable energy.
We've removed all single use packaging from our players. They come packaged in recyclable cardboard, printed with planet friendly inks.
And as a SaaS provider, we have servers that require power and cooling. We host these in secure data centres powered exclusively by 100% renewable energy.
No single use plastic
Eco friendly inks
100% renewable energy
Power saving features and digital alternatives.
With our customisable scheduler, customers are able to set their own opening hours. That means that not only do our players automatically go to sleep when you’re not using them, they can even turn your screens off at closing time (and back on again for opening).
Utilising your existing screens for digital signage already provides benefits over print promotional materials, such as providing more control and being more eye catching, but it can also be a great way to help reduce emissions associated with printing and posting physical point of sale materials.
We teamed up with Octopus Electric Vehicles to launch an Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice scheme. The scheme allows our UK employees to lease an electric vehicle before income tax deductions.
Over 40% of our team are now proud drivers of electric vehicles, meaning our personal environmental footprints are smaller too.
Oh, and we’ve helped plant over 15,000 trees to help aid reforestation projects. Pretty neat.
We’ve always been a remote first team (even before it was fashionable). This provides flexibility to our team, but also a way for us to significantly reduce business travel. It makes our team time together even more special, and if we’re ever meeting at our Norwich office, it’s a lovely Passivhaus cladded in straw.
We’re always looking for ways to improve our carbon footprint and we’ll always be transparent.
Carbon neutral sourcing.
Perhaps the biggest activity we take part in to be more environmentally conscious is tracking our emissions across our entire supply chain.
We offset all emissions with Ecologi - the scope of this includes evaluating our direct emissions, indirect emissions, and value chain emissions. To us it is important that we measure, reduce and offset our emissions across all three scopes so that we fully understand our true environmental footprint.