Since our origins as a public information site we have always viewed the commercial side of business in a very different way to most companies. Some might call is traditional values or the product of a skill that can only be passed from one person to the next via an apprenticeship type model but it has served us and our satisfied customers well.
Our company ethics policy forbids us from taking sponsorship or endorsing worthless products.
We are continually reviewing appropriate schemes that offer consumer confidence through credible standards and business practices. There is no point in being a member of a trade association or scheme if the others members do not meet you own high standards it just becomes a worthless badge akin to a receipt. The list of organisations and our reasoning behind them is below: