The Myakka pedigree
18 years of beautifully designed fair trade furniture, forest care and fast delivery.
British Association For Fair Trade Shops & SuppliersMyakka is proud to be a BAFTS member (British Association for Fair Trade Shops & Suppliers) since August 2006. All of our furniture is sourced in the fair trade manner and 90% of everything else we sell too. The remaining little bit is a work in progress and has still been scrutinised by our eagle eyes. We're all about making a tangible difference so our supply chain is highly visible and everyone is valued as part of a winning team.
Ethical AwardWe received the Ethical Award in August 2009 and still hold the award today. It puts Myakka in the top third of companies deemed to "excel in ethical consumerism with an excellent corporate social responsibility strategy". That's the long-winded way of saying we trade ethically and responsibly with regard to people, animals and the environment.
Find us in the Good Shopping GuideWe're delighted to have earned our place in the Good Shopping Guide which is the world's leading reference book on how to shop with confidence and a clear conscience. The guide reports on companies and ranks them with an ethical score based on their performance and concern for the environment, animal welfare and human rights. You'll find everything in there from banks to butter, washing machines to jeans and we're proud to be listed, especially as it gives you reliable and independent reassurance that we're an ethical company you can trust.
Business AwardsIn 2010, Myakka was proud to be voted by Somerset Business Awards as the Business of the Year and won a further Service Excellence award adding local recognition to our ethical practices. In 2011, we were runners up in the Business of the Year and Marketing Awards and while we'd have loved to have stayed at No.1, it was a busy year of worthwhile distractions. In 2012, we were proud to again be finalists in the Service Excellence award – an area which we continue to focus upon as our business grows. The Somerset Business Awards are organised by Somerset Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses to celebrate business success across Somerset.
In 2014, Myakka won the 'Best multi-channel business' award (in the Business to Consumer category for businesses with turnover under £5m) at the ECMOD Direct Commerce Awards bringing industry recognition to the professionalism of Myakka's business practices. This is the second time Myakka has been recognised in this category, the first time being in 2008.
Our Ethical, Environmental & Social Responsibility PolicyAs we grow and the Myakka team expands, it’s important to share our founding business principles so we all have an understanding of what makes Myakka tick. We’ve found that writing down these important things makes it easy to share and in the spirit of transparency, the most recent version of our Ethical, Environmental and Social Responsibility Policy is available here for you to peruse too should you wish.
Our Annual CSR ReportsUnderstanding that our responsibility grows with our business, we are pleased to release our second Annual CSR Report documenting our actions and key milestones across the last twelve months. We intend to develop these annual reports as we grow, detailing our maintained focus on our core business ethics. The 2016/17 report is available here for you to download along with our first report from 2015/16.