Ask your vendors about their sustainability initiatives
Companies are working hard to prove that they are taking climate action. You can help put pressure on them by inquiring about their sustainability initiatives as a customer (or potential customer). Without genuine, persistent interest and concern from customers, companies have little incentive to go green or follow through on their sustainability promises.
If you’ve done this before, please add your experiences or sample scripts in the comments! Here is an example of an email that we sent:
Pre-purchase customer service request
Hi, I’m trying to decide between Product1 and Product2 for a new project. It’s important to us that our vendors are conscious of the climate crisis & working to become sustainable.
I read your values page and really appreciate that responsibility & long-term goals were listed. Do you have a sustainability statement or specific climate goals (for example, to run on 100% renewable energy or go carbon neutral by a target date?)