Member : Suzan Brown
Why I joined: Having seen Gavin and James talk about the community through SBN I was drawn to the fact that maybe I could help make a difference and support the community in some way.
What I hope to get from it: I already have the buzz of helping and I hope to gain a sense of being part of something bigger that is making a difference and supporting those businesses that want to commit to better sustainable practices.
What I do in business: I build strategic partnerships with procurement teams who want to centralise their approach to language services. Not having the legal team go to one supplier and the marketing or product teams go to another. Offering leveraging of translation memory and reporting software to maximise efficiency and keep control of costs.
Share a hobby or passion with the community: Walking the dog is a passion, and I pair this with litter picking! Scaling up my open water swimming when I dare. Weekends and days off I’ll be in my garage/workshop, whittling wood, making new stuff out of old stuff rather than sending it all to the ever-increasing pile of landfill. Being creative with old clothing.
Personal actions I have taken or plan in their NetZero journey: Not buying things that I do not need. Making the effort to buy from local businesses, home grown and organic products. I’m not vegan, and don’t intend to be, though I am responsible in the food that I buy and where I buy it from. I ditched plastic bottle for good old Scottish Tap water years ago.
Company actions I have taken to accelerate NetZero: My plan is to really investigate my company’s sustainability pledge and hope to make them part of the community in the future.
What expertise, knowledge, services or products they can offer to other members to accelerate their NetZero path: Support and help to promote those products and services that are part of the community via LinkedIn. That behind the scenes efficiency and dogged determination to help.
Finally, Something people might not know about you that makes you memorable: From 1-3 I lived in Australia, we set out as ten pound POMs. I speak fluent French and treat everyone with respect. Happy Days.