Sustainable Development Goals @ Shift Sight
The statements below reflect Shift Sight's ideals. As a fledgling startup, the company will not be able to fully deliver on all of these items until it is profitable and self-sustaining.
to enable all ages to learn practical skills about STEM.
displace addictive technology from classrooms and introduce an
emphasis on self-development
never replace a teacher, but
that have a teacher shortage.
Shift Sight will:
design Jade through a
; it is simply a fun product with no bias.
provide transparency and use self-management to
prevent discrimination at the source
act with partners and suppliers
to ensure anti-discrimination measures are in effect.
utilize local manufacturing that adheres to
high environmental standards
for the processing of wastewater (compared to abroad).
reduce the amount of electronic waste poisoning the oceans by
extending the life of competitor products
meant for humans
, not for machines.
utilize policies and processes that
to planet and people
employment for the unemployable
: those with chronic illnesses.
such that educational background is not a barrier.
Design-for-Repairability (DfR) standards
for sustainable electronics.
design Jade to improve how industries and people
perceive and interact
demonstrate the benefit of
humanity over AI
design Jade as a gender-neutral tool to
remove barriers for girls and women
interested in STEM.
distribute Jade in
rural and underserved
communities via a non-profit.
"fairly" as a step above "equally,"
accounting for personal responsibilities (such as a disabled loved one).
act at a
, considering people and planet from
material sourcing to product takeback
label the material content and labor standards
used to create electronic products; Shift Sight wants industry accountability.
local labor and manufacturing
; even "domestic outsourcing" hurts local communities.
reduce energy waste and GHG emissions
due to responsible manufacturing; durable goods have a longer product lifecycle.
empower students with a
curriculum built around designing for sustainability
utilize logistics at parts, assembly, and labor that
prioritize reducing environmental harm
Shift Sight will:
produce Jade with a design goal to
; zero-plastic is a long-term objective, but not currently possible due to the supply chain.
raise the bar for
slowing ocean acidification
. (Manufacturing and transport creates GHG emissions; proper logistics can reduce this.)
address electronic waste
, the fastest growing and most carcinogenic waste stream, at its source.
minimize and attempt to
eliminate BFRs and CFRs
: toxic, persistent, and bioaccumulative compounds found in plastics.
support conservation efforts
with a percentage of profits.
audit the supply chain
to avoid Conflict Minerals
, currently being laundered from grey market to white market and fueling bloody wars in the DRC.
prioritize sourcing parts and labor
from regions and countries without ongoing BHR (Business and Human Rights) violations.
provide annual ESG reports
with SASB metrics to quantify the commitment.
pioneer open industry standards for
sustainable, humane technology
create a private impact fund
to support other triple-bottom-line companies.
, such as 1% For the Planet.
Shift Sight believes in leaving the planet better than we found it. Your children deserve no less.
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