Studio Republic, ethical digital creative agency, have won the Environmental Best Practice Award in recognition of their “Ethical Design through Sustainable Consumption” project.
The Green Apple Environment Awards recognise, reward, and promote environmental best practice around the world. The Green Apple Environment Awards were launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation and have become well established as one of the most popular environmental campaigns in the world.
Studio Republic deliver innovative digital design and development solutions to charities, not-for-profit organisations, and ethical businesses. In terms of sustainability, their long term aim is to support their clients with their own sustainable business practices. Through their “Ethical Design through Sustainable Consumption” project, they’re leading by example, implementing small sustainability changes that are equally achievable for their clients. Studio Republic carry a PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality mark, and have started to fully implement their newly developed sustainability policy.
The studio have four core values underpinning their work. They describe themselves as ethical, innovative, passionate, and trustworthy. Undertaking their sustainability audit, developing and implementing a sustainability policy, and achieving carbon neutrality were important to the team as a demonstration of their passion for making a difference and adding value wherever possible.
Jack De Wolf, client director shares;
“Achieving recognition for our commitment to taking a sustainable approach to our work helps our clients to see how we can support them on their own sustainability journeys. Watch this space as we further develop our service offering to the people we’re working with.”
Chris Todhunter, technical director and founder adds,
“Environmental sustainability has always been a priority for me and for Studio Republic. To win an award based on our ethics feels like confirmation that we’re doing the right thing.”
Studio Republic share six small, easily achievable changes they’ve implemented that you might like to consider in your home, office, or business.
- Switch coffee to a fairtrade product whose profits are supporting a charity.
- Have milk delivered in reusable glass bottles.
- Replace dish and hand soap to refillable plant-based, cruelty-free products; reducing chemical ecological impact.
- As cleaning cloths and scouring sponges reach the end of their lives, source recycled alternatives.
- Trial bamboo loo roll.
- Replace regular plastic refuse sacks with biodegradable alternatives; reducing landfill.
Through making these small changes, Studio Republic estimate that, over one year, they will have prevented 12 hand wash bottles and pumps, 104 plastic refuse sacks, 12 single-use washing up sponges, and 312 plastic milk bottle caps from landfill which would have taken 500 years to degrade.