As a product design and innovation agency, we are on a shared journey with our clients. A key part of our future journey is the protection of our planet and its people. We are a team focused on action and delivery, but this sustainability goal will take combined efforts. Here is our mission and the supporting pillars which will align us towards delivering better and more sustainable products.
This is the philosophy that guides our actions.
We believe design has a central responsibility in creating a more sustainable future; in learning from short-sighted decisions of the past; and in finding more conscious ways of doing things. Progress in Harmony means standing still is not the answer, neither is progressing blindly. Our responsibility as an agency is to ensure that the next generation of products and services meet people’s needs and have commercial viability, whilst also minimising their environmental and wider sustainability impacts. Sustainable solutions require systemic changes. They require alignment among stakeholders to ensure what is designed is informed, actionable and delivers meaningful improvement.
We all have a right to be here, to have healthy and fulfilled lives full of meaningful experiences. Technology benefits us all in the world of work, in our daily lives, and in the provision of healthcare. Slowing technology advancements may curtail some environmental impacts, but it also affects human progress and our ability to improve things. Instead, we should review our approaches to help change the course of progress. We need harmony across the different parts of the life cycle; the resources used, the people within it, and the natural systems that support us.
Our journey in the development of sustainability-led projects is one of continual learning and relearning. Being continually informed so that the products we design are compatible with the systems of a circular economy. In this way, we believe that what we make next can be better than what came before.
Below are the four sustainability pillars that guide our work so that we can make Progress in Harmony.
We understand it can be difficult to know where and how to start on the sustainability journey. So, our goal is to be a guiding light, to demystify the sustainability design process, and bring focus to the areas that matter most.
We use Life Cycle Assessment to make sure that we’re informed as to where inherent impacts lie. Thus, ensuring our efforts are spent creating innovations that deliver the biggest net gains.
Solutions in isolation have the potential for unforeseen consequences. Similarly, the absolute ideal case scenario might not be realistic. We need to be creative and diligent in ensuring that we can unlock the biggest holistic change.
Rather than making product decisions in isolation, we look through a lens that considers pathways in harmony with wider systems. Early upfront choices dictate impacts throughout the life cycle of a product. We place equal importance on the services we design to support circularity initiatives such as repair, re-use and recycling.
We strive to be an agency that is implementing practical solutions to the biggest challenges of our time. If you have similar ambitions, we’d love to hear from you. You can read more in the related content underneath or contact us by clicking on the button below.