Creating images of a general commercial nature for business clients from the very small to the largest PLC, expressing brand & proposition.
How are we doing our bit to improve our impact on the environment? Our studio is a very green environment - and it is the philosophy of the studio. Printing is kept to a minimum unless to order, we run a total paperless office, you will be emailed invoices or statements and only those who have poor internet connections and make this clear to us, will receive printed alternatives.
Waste levels are monitored and a target of less than 3% has been set. We only use PC towers in the studio, which are upgraded. We keep laptops to a minimum and usually only used for on-site or remote shoots - we believe laptops have limited long-term value as they have limited upgrade options and so you end up with a pile of them as they grow old adding to the landfill. We only use a tablet as a display tool and it is kept to that level, so it will rarely be replaced unless very old or faulty.
Upgrades reduce the impact on the environment hugely through waste reduction and the unnecessary throwaway society that consumables create. Waste levels that do exist are managed though composting, septic tank management and selective landfill use.
The business partly runs on solar energy and is constantly moving to a more environmental friendly working condition.
Most assets are procured second-hand to reduce carbon footprint and our travel is managed to again reduce our CO2 or pollution contribution to the environment. We try where-ever possible to use recycled materials in the studio from toilet paper to ink cartridges and where-ever possible use recyclable packaging - not plastic.
On a more extreme level as a way to offset our carbon generated mainly through travel to and from clients we are now planting trees in the five acres that surround the studio in Scotland. A modest programme of tree planting has now started and it will result in a small glade of trees some 400 to 500 in number. This will be a selection of broad leave and coniferous trees which will not only do it's bit to help reduce carbon, it will also try and help reduce the impact of mankind on the landscape and its wildlife.
Food waste in the studio
We keep all food waste down to a minimum although we are limited to what can be retained for alternative use (feeding our dogs etc.!) by any amendments we make to the product, e.g. matting spray etc.. If pure and unchanged - all food items are effectively recycled in the Labrador! Things they do not are recycled into compost. We only get one dustbin collection for each of the studios every two weeks.
As a certain retailer keeps reminding us... every little helps!
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