Our work Our Environmental Impact As we know we are all being strongly encouraged to be a lot more environmentally friendly than we ever have been before and this is something we feel passionately about here at Smile International. We believe it is extremely important to reduce our carbon footprint in any way we can and to promote a healthy, sustainable future for generations to come. We recognise the growing emphasis on environmental concerns and know that every organisation and individual has a responsibility to do what they can. We are always working on areas within our day-to-day operations to reduce our environmental impact, we have measures in place and we are continually striving to implement even more in order to reduce our environmental footprint. We are frequently assessing the effectiveness of our strategies and the way that we work. We have always been aware of environmental issues, not only here in the UK but also abroad in the countries where we are based and we are making a conscious effort to work even harder to improve the way we operate. As a charity we have always been very focussed on the word sustainability and it is one of our passions here at Smile International to help people live a more sustainable life. This therefore makes it much easier to comprehend and support environmental sustainability as we realise the huge importance of this. We need to protect what we have so it’s there for future generations and we are doing this by adapting and making the necessary changes to the way that we work. We know, like everyone, that we have an environmental responsibility to look after where we are and we aim to do this by making small changes, making changes across our working practices and throughout the whole charity. We are working on reaching our goal of becoming net zero and we look forward to achieving this within the next few years’ time when we will be in a position to share an update on our progress. As stated above, there are many areas in which we can help to reduce our carbon footprint and one of the ways is via our website. That is why we are proud to announce that our website is classed, by The Green Web Foundation, as green hosted. This means that our website is hosted sustainably and this is confirmed by using a directory of certified green hosts. Their statement is that "One day the Internet will run entirely on renewable energy. The Green Web Foundation believes that day should be within reach, and develops tools to speed up the transition towards a green Internet."