SDGs

Our progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

We document our contribution to the UN SDGs.

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No Poverty: End poverty in every form, everywhere.

Hiring policy

  • We recruit based on ability & mindset over background,
  • We support and develop local creative talent
  • Less than 2x pay gap between directors & team members

An ethical supply chain

  • We vet all suppliers and partners
  • We choose sustainable and inclusive partners

Giving

  • We mentor young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds

Zero Hunger: End hunger, improve food security and achieve sustainable agriculture.

Purchasing & behaviour

  • We support local food producers & hospitality venues
  • We know the source of food and only buy what we need for meetings and events

Giving

  • We donate 10% of our month via skills or time donation

Good Health and Well-being: Ensure healthy lives at all ages.

Team wellness

  • We offer everyone remote working & flexible hours
  • We give paid volunteer days
  • We encourage our team to eat and be healthy

Mental health awareness

  • We use our platform to promote positive conversations around mental health
  • We give everyone days off mental wellbeing before they’re needed

Quality Education: Inclusive and equitable education for all.

Individual led learning

  • Individual learning & development is encouraged and supported by everyone

Mentoring programme

  • We support creative industry talent globally
  • We promote the industry as an alternative to more traditional education / job routes

Sharing learning

  • We donate books & learning materials
  • We practice openness & transparency around project successes to pass on knowledge to others
  • We volunteer our time to mentor and educate young adults on marketing and creative subjects

Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Equal pay / no gender pay gap

  • Equal work = equal pay
  • We make ability based hiring & promotion decisions

Standing up & supporting women in business

  • We support girls the development of business skills in developing countries
  • We promote equality and the unique benefits of women in the workplace

Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure available and sustainable management of water for all.

Mindful water usage

  • We educate the team & empower them to practice active water reduction

Giving

  • Buy1Give1 - We provide water taps in developing countries
  • We donate a proportion of studio time to charities working to provide clean water & sanitation for all

Affordable and Clean Energy: Access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all.

Improve energy efficiency

  • We choose green energy suppliers
  • We reduce energy consumption by switching off plugs and devices
  • We invest in energy saving programmes

Supporting social entrepreneurs

  • We run events & skills donation to help social entrepreneurs working on clean energy initiatives

Decent Work and Economic Growth: Sustainable economic growth with full and productive employment and decent work.

Responsible & inclusive recruitment

  • We foster an empathetic environment supporting people from all backgrounds
  • We provide roles that provide engaging and fulfilling employment

Volunteering & paid internships

  • Upskilling & mentoring people from different backgrounds

Support & promote ethical brands

  • We promote and advocate a better way of doing business

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure: Foster innovation, build resilient infrastructure and promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation.

Partnering with the 3rd sector

  • Donating time, money and skills to help people in developing countries learn business skills

Internships & apprenticeships

  • We develop creative industry talent

Coaching social entrepreneurs

Sharing best practice with others

  • Any innovations and learnings are shared to help others achieve more social change

Reducing Inequality: Reduce inequality within and among countries.

Democratic decision making

  • We have removed top down decision making, involving everyone in strategic decisions

Inclusive culture

  • We embrace differences / uniqueness / individuality

Giving & volunteering

  • We support young LGBT+ adults to grow confidence and soft skills

Sustainable Cities and Communities: Make cities and communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Sustainable travel

  • Wherever possible we choose sustainable travel methods to attend meetings & events
  • We use technology to reduce unnecessary travel
  • We’re a remote agency to reduce our carbon footprint

Support local venues & jobs

  • We support local brands who give back to the city by providing good jobs and safe spaces

Responsible Consumption and Production: Consume sustainably and ensure sustainable production patterns.

Use platform to promote responsible consumption

  • We use our platform to promote the benefits of responsible consumption
  • We promote and advocate the circular economy
  • We help with slow fashion brands to reduce the impact of the fashion industry

Impact driven decision making

  • Every purchasing decision is made based on impact to people and the planet

Empower people with information

  • We work with organisations to promote sustainability in consumption

Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its devastating impacts.

Produce carbon neutral websites

  • All our website builds are carbon neutral

Removal of studio space

  • In 2018, we became a remote agency to reduce our impact on the planet from journeys into Manchester

1% for the planet / B1G1 / Giving

  • We’re members of 1% for the planet – donating 1% of our annual sales to environmental nonprofits
  • We’re a Buy1, Give1 – Business For Good
  • We donate 10% of our working month in volunteering days to fight climate change

Life Below Water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.

Eliminate single use plastic

  • We’ve eliminated single use plastic from all of our events & meetings

Giving

  • Buy1, Give 1 beach cleanups in Indonesia in partnership with ROLE Foundation

Educate others

  • We use our platform to raise awareness of the damage business is doing to our oceans

Life On Land: Protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of ecosystems, manage forests, combat desertification, halve and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Responsible behaviour & usage

  • All our offline marketing campaigns & materials use FSC certified papers

Use our platform

  • We promote ethical decision making
  • We use content & events to raise awareness of climate change effects on bio-diversity and the planet

Giving / Volunteering

  • As part of the Buy1, Give1 platform we plant trees in India and preserve rainforests

Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Flat organisational structure

  • We’re believers that leaders should serve their teams

Promote human rights

  • We support RightsInfo with design and marketing to help everyone know their rights

Partnerships for the Goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.

Build a network of sustainable leaders

  • Our regular events bring together leaders building sustainable organisation to share learning & support

Partner with a new giving initiative each quarter

  • Each quarter we focus on a new Sustainable Development Goal to build a better world for all

Inspire others to take action

  • Team / Partners /Clients

Share our knowledge

  • We share our knowledge and expertise of sustainability with events, blogs & social content to spread the SDGs.

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