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Our 2018 policy

Since we eagerly kick-started our sustainability journey in 2018, we have had some time to reflect on our goals and achievements. We’ve certainly come a long way, and have learnt a lot on our journey so far! Looking back at our May targets, we see that we were a little ambitious and a bit haphazard to say the least. Since then we have refined our targets, creating more measurable and achievable goals for us to work on. Take a look at last years’ achievements and targets to see how far we’ve come!

Our agency is sustainable

What we did

Here are a few of the changes we 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 only use FSC approved paper: We use FSC approved paper and only when completely necessary. Even our toilet roll is 100% recycled and comes in recyclable paper packaging.

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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: We use 100% renewable electricity, 10% renewable gas and 78% of 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 them 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.

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We make eco bricks

Supply Chain Transparency

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Supply Chain Transparency

We’re taking steps towards assessing and monitoring the social and environmental impact of our suppliers, and we provide supplier information including their location to all who ask.

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We make eco bricks

Regular Staff Reviews

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Regular Staff Reviews

Implemented a formal staff review process which includes social and environmental goal setting as well as personal progress reporting.

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We make eco bricks

Electric Car

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Electric Car

Replaced one petrol vehicle with an electric one, saving us 0.28 tonnes CO2E per year.

Our 2018 targets

Have a look at the targets we set for ourselves in 2018. We’ve since updated them to make them more measurable, and still have a way to go to achieve them all, but a few we’ve already managed to tick off our list! It’s a journey and we’re making progress, one step at a time.

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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 like-minded 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 220 hours per year

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Volunteer 220 hours per year

To collectively volunteer 220 hours per year to charities / causes which matter to us. By monitoring how our team use these 220 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 weekend 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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