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Ethics

A sense of awareness shapes our working culture. We care about the society and environment our business exists in, and make an active, positive contribution.

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Environment

What would we be without the world we live in? Too often and for too long, it’s been neglected. So, we try to limit any negative impact we might have on our planet, as we go about our business.

Here’s how we’re doing:

Where we work

At home, and in the studio, it’s renewable:

  • Good Energy, Ecotricity and Octopus Energy keep the lights on and the batteries charged.
  • stranger-collective.com: our data centre runs on 100% renewable power, same goes for our email provider.
  • Bicycles: our preferred mode of transport, whenever possible.

Offsetting: In 2021, following the completion of our Carbon Disclosure Project submission, we estimated the total carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2e) of our energy use from non-renewable sources and donated enough to help the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust restore 200m2 of peatland.

The Trust blocks drainage channels and plants moss to create the perfect conditions for peat to grow as the leaders of the Yorkshire Peat Partnership.

The partnership is restoring peatlands to be a home for wildlife, valued as a carbon store, support flood management and provide clean water.

Stranger Collective has also made donations to Cool Earth, working with partners to protect the world’s rainforests, and SeaTrees, planting mangrove trees in Asia and restoring kelp habitats in the USA, to support the ocean’s ability to sequester carbon.

Who we work with

Many of our suppliers have made huge improvements in recent years to reduce their emissions or become carbon neutral, with others aiming to become carbon free and climate positive. It’s an area we’re working on to see if we can further reduce our impact through the companies we work with and services we use.

What we do

Creative Breakfasts, dawn swims, inspiring tales by the fire, we love to come together to explore and celebrate creativity and positive action. In 2021-22, we’ve been looking at how to make our events even more positive for us and the environment. We’ll be posting updates here soon.

Knowing ourselves

When it comes to limiting your impact, it helps to understand more about the kind of impact you’re having first. We completed a Carbon Disclosure Project submission in 2021, calculating our annual emissions and giving us a way to measure and look at ways to further reduce our impact on, and actively improve, the environment we love.

Society

Street Child

At Stranger Collective, our vision is to help people harness the power of words. In the privileged world we live in, this usually means using words in the best possible way to build strong brands and create compelling content. But in some parts of the world, words have a far greater, more urgent power.

That’s why we support Street Child. The charity’s mission is to support children to read, write, think, pursue their life goals and contribute positively to their communities. And their incredible work shows us that words really can change lives, giving children in some of the world’s poorest countries the education they need to transform their lives.

Through regular donations and events we have raised funds for the work they do, proud to support and give to a charity so crucial to the development of young people worldwide.

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. Kofi Anan