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Our agency sustainability policy

Every day we make choices; from what brand of coffee we drink to deciding where we source our energy. But what effect do these choices have on the world around us?

At Studio Republic, we believe that these everyday choices are our chance to make a change; a change for good. We use our moral compass to guide us. We keep it simple, we keep it kind, and we make a difference.

Our agency is sustainable

What we do

Here are a few of the other choices we have made in the studio to reduce our environmental impact and help to create a sustainable future. Flip the cards to find out more.

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We are conscious buyers

We are conscious buyers

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We are conscious buyers

We are conscious buyers, choosing to shop with ethical, local brands wherever possible.

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We only use recycled paper

We only use recycled paper

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We only use recycled paper

We use recycled paper, and only when completely necessary. Even our toilet roll is made from sustainable bamboo and comes in recyclable plastic film.

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We use 100% renewable energy

We use 100% renewable energy

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We use 100% renewable energy

We use 100% renewable electricity & 10% renewable gas, and our light bulbs are LED. Each year we monitor and assess our energy usage and waste output to keep our environmental impact to a bare minimum.


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We recommend ethical printers

We recommend ethical printers

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We recommend ethical printers

We recommend printers who offer innovative recycled stock to our clients to provide our clients with the opportunity to reduce their impact, too.

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We’re certified carbon neutral

We’re certified carbon neutral

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We’re certified carbon neutral

We’re certified carbon neutral and we've offset more than our carbon footprint by supporting this project in Uganda. We use carbon neutral data centers for our web servers and we monitor our carbon footprint regularly to ensure we stay carbon positive.

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We have a waste reduction policy

We have a waste reduction policy

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We have a waste reduction policy

We actively reduce our waste in accordance with our waste reduction policy. We send no toxic waste to landfill, we recharge our batteries, recycle our ink cartridges, and compost our teabags and coffee grounds – nothing goes to waste.

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We use eco-friendly products

We use eco-friendly products

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We use eco-friendly products

All of our cleaning supplies, down to our hand soap, are eco-friendly and plant-based which reduces our ecological impact. We buy products packaged in recycled materials which we recycle or refill to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill.

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We volunteer to help

We volunteer to help

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We volunteer to help

We provide our staff with two days off per year to volunteer for charities and organisations which matter to them.

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We make eco bricks

We make eco bricks

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We make eco bricks

All of our non-recyclable plastics get turned into Eco-bricks, turning waste into usable building blocks which are used to build green communities which benefit the community.

Our targets

At Studio Republic, we see sustainable development as a journey. We realise that we’re not perfect, and that’s ok – we can only try our best and strive to do better. So, on top of keeping up the good work we already do, we also have some longer term goals which we hope to achieve.

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Do more work for good

Do more work for good

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Do more work for good

Grow our client list to encompass charities, NGOs, not-for-profits and ethical businesses who work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Recycle more

Recycle more

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Recycle more

To recycle 100% of the recyclable waste produced in the Studio by 2019 and to reduce the amount of single-use plastics we purchase by 50% by 2020.

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Continue our waste reductions

Continue our waste reductions

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Continue our waste reductions

To continue year-on-year reductions in waste arising from SR employees.

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Volunteer 200 hours per year

Volunteer 200 hours per year

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Volunteer 200 hours per year

To collectively volunteer 200 hours per year to charities / causes which matter to us. By monitoring how our team uses these 200 hours we can have a clearer view of our contributions to the community each year.

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Upgrade our windows

Upgrade our windows

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Upgrade our windows

To partner with our landlord to give our windows a bit of an upgrade, taking them from single to double glazed.

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A completely ethical supply chain

A completely ethical supply chain

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A completely ethical supply chain

We aim to have a completely ethical and eco-friendly supply chain by the end of 2019, by choosing to invest our money in companies we believe in, and in companies who help make the world a better place.

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Pay it forward

Pay it forward

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Pay it forward

We are firm believers here at SR in paying it forward, that’s why we have amazing plans in the works to start sharing more of the industry secrets we’ve picked up over the years.

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Encourage a meat free Monday

Encourage a meat free Monday

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Encourage a meat free Monday

To encourage participation in ‘meat free Mondays’ to help keep our environmental impact low.

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Switch off at weekends

Switch off at weekends

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Switch off at weekends

Turn off all of our computers over the weekends to save power and money.

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Use all plant based inks

Use all plant based inks

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Use all plant based inks

Print all of our own collateral on recycled stock with plant-based inks and only if absolutely necessary.

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Offer sustainability services

Offer sustainability services

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Offer sustainability services

Begin to offer sustainability services to our clients, to help them reduce their environmental impact, too.

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Replace with biodegradeables

Replace with biodegradeables

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Replace with biodegradeables

Replacing regular plastic refuse sacks with biodegradable alternatives to reduce the amount of non-degradable waste we send to landfill.

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