work-back Doing our part — our commitment to sustainability

Lisa Rennison • 2 min read


With the Government’s strategy for the UK becoming a net-zero carbon economy by 2050, here at OSP we’ve been looking at the part we can play in helping to achieve this. As a small, boutique creative agency, you may think there’s not much we can do to affect change, but we think you’d be surprised!

We’ve recognised that what we do as an agency results in some emissions to air, land, and water and, of course, the generation of waste. So what can we do to minimise our environmental impact?

Here are some of the ways we’re achieving it:

Going paperless – we’ve changed many of our working practices and reduced printed paperwork to an absolute minimum.

Remote working – we’ve introduced remote working to help reduce emissions and improve air quality, as well as cutting down on the daily commute for those staff who choose to work remotely.

Reducing unnecessary business travel – we encourage car sharing wherever possible for business journeys and utilise online software for face-to-face meetings.

Offsetting unavoidable emissions – for those emissions we just can’t avoid, we’ve calculated our carbon footprint for the year and offset it by making a financial contribution to a carbon offsetting fund; this year we’ve planted trees in Wales.

Recycling and reusing – from donating unused shelving to a local foodbank to separating rubbish, we’ve made a commitment to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill and recycle/reuse as much as we can.


Think about what you can do to be more sustainable. In the words of the Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan, “There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.” Everyone has a role to play, some bigger than others but none are insignificant.