Ganddee is the "Google Maps of sustainable shops". Ganddee empowers both sides of the market: sustainable businesses looking to scale their impact and users looking for shops that align with their values.
We're covering London (UK) and we plan to extend to every major city around the world. If you'd like to use Ganddee in your city, please reach out and let us know!
A win-win that makes our planet happier!
Designed to be simple and accessible
Use Ganddee' filters to quickly find what you want.
Check businesses' sustainability claims, certifications & more in one click. We aggregate all the data for you.
Navigate the map and click on location pins to find out more about shops around you.
Found the shop you wanted? Great, click "Go!" set your departure location and off you go.
Listing businesses on the map
Transparency is essential.
Open process, open data.
We only consider publicly available information. If it's not public, we don't look at it.
Our mission is to help you find shops that align with your values. To do so, you need to see all the information that we see. Transparency is fundamental to build accountability. It is a requirement for the virtuous circles we create. We are very careful with self-asserted credentials, and will look for evidence from 3rd parties' websites & public databases to verify claims. It's easy for a business to proclaim itself "sustainable", so we like to hear about what others say about it!
If you are a business owner willing to get listed, please make sure to upload all relevant information online (e.g. on your website, Google drive, etc.). We aggregate all the relevant information on the "business details" slider on the map. That way, our users can see all relevant data points for each listed business, in one click.
Transparency is needed for accountability.
Accountability is needed for good businesses to stand out & thrive.
What data do we look at?
We aim to continuously improve the process and look into more data sources when new ones are available.
For now, here are the data points we are collecting.
Does the business have some sustainability-related certifications? If not, is the business in the process to get certified? Not all certifications are equal, and some certification processes can be rather opaque. That being said, being certified by a reputable certification body is a big plus to make it to the map as it gives us an external opinion about the businesses we list. Some 3rd party certification/accreditation bodies are doing a great job, so it seems natural to take their work into consideration. We want to help you have an impact, so let's use all the tools we have at our disposal to do so. This is also a chance for certified businesses to increase the value of their certifications!
Actions speak louder than words. We love to hear when businesses support local communities and charities, we love it even more when we can see evidence of this great support. Does the business support charities engaged in the fight against climate change? Does the business support the local community (e.g. hiring local, paying liveable wages etc.)? It’s good to say things, it’s better to do them. We love businesses taking action.
Plastics and wastes
Plastic pollution is a big issue. Most plastics end up straight in landfill or are incinerated (see e.g. OurWorldInData). We need to do something about it. We love businesses minimizing their plastic and waste footprint and helping their customers do so as well (e.g. bulk buying shops).
Is it worth producing plastics that will pollute for 500 years to use them 10 minutes? We don’t think so.
It’s great to be certified, carbon neutral, and donate a share of profits to climate causes, but if the core economic activity of a business is destructive for the environment, then, chances are that more harm is caused than good. In this case it’s probably worth keeping all the profits and pivot to a more sustainable way of doing business. Secondhand/Charity shops are great and they are also our wallets' best friends! (who said "sustainable consumption" was necessarily more expensive?) We like businesses that are circular, i.e. that give a second life to things and limit waste. Hats off to businesses owning the full lifecycle of the goods they sell, i.e. especially the after life of items, by either offering repairing services and/or recycling services to their customers.
Industrial-scale exploitation of animals can increase biodiversity loss (e.g. see these facts), increase greenhouse gases emissions (see e.g. this report) and can be land intensive, thus increasing deforestation (see e.g. here). Time to give other species a break.
We love businesses going vegan and limiting their negative impact on the living world.
We like companies that are upfront and transparent about their vision and impact.
If it’s hard to verify a business’ credentials, this is a bad sign.
When it comes to get listed, lack of (public) evidence is evidence of absence.