At The Collective Agency, sustainability is at the core of every business decision we make.  We are led by our environmental impact and protecting our planet, committed to making constant improvements in this critical decade of action. Our dedicated Sustainability Manager constantly assesses what we do and the impact we make with ongoing business decisions and eco-initiatives.

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Our waste reuse initiatives include

- Our own 5000 square ft UK manufacturing plant which allows us to strictly monitor material usage and efficiency

- State of the art cutting and planning precision technology to avoid waste

- In-house installation team providing strict quality control to meet our 0% snagging-list target

- In-house vehicle fleet to control mileage and fuel efficiency and bring-back of all waste from site for reuse

- Free sample return service

- Business Banking with Triodos, one of the worlds most sustainable banks.

- Selling consumer acoustic tiles on Etsy (all proceeds go to Surfers against Sewage) 

- Strict assessment of our manufacturing processes to minimise waste

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Our eco-credentials

Planet Mark Sustainability Certification.

Through strict assessment of waste, energy use, supplies and transportation we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint by 5% a year for the next 5 years and achieving ‘carbon neutral’ by 2030.In 2021 we reduced total carbon emissions per employee by 42.7% from 2020.

ISO 14001 Environmental management system certification

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We only work with brands dedicated to creating a thriving planet

Woven Image

For acoustics we only use award-winning eco-material EchoPanel® manufactured by Woven Image, who pioneered the production of high-performance acoustic finishes and textiles predominately made from post-consumer recycled PET making a direct contribution towards achieving a circular economy. They are committed to inventing environmentally-sensitive products and sustainable initiatives such as;

- A dedicated EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) that reports quantified environmental performance information for all products, developed in-line with International Standards to ensure rigour and transparency

- A strict Corporate Social Responsibility Policy committed to core values in human rights, labour standards, environmental and sustainable development, and anti-corruption.  

- An Environmental Management System to reduce the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of their acoustic portfolio by 50% by 2025. 

- Maximise sustainable materials and indoor environment quality credits under key global green building rating tools such as Green Star, LEED v4.1, BREEAM® and the WELL Building Standard™.NSW EPA. (2019).

- Certification of products through strict verification bodies namely. 'Global GreenTag™ GreenRate level A certificationProduct Health Declaration™: Platinum HealthAustralasia EPD and International Living Future Institute Red List Free Declare Labels.Maximise sustainable materials and indoor environment quality credits under global rating tools such as Green Star, LEED v4.1, BREEAM® and the WELL Building Standard™.NSW EPA. (2019).

The Collective Agency are the exclusive UK distributors of Woven Image.

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EchoPanel® by Woven Image

All our acoustic solutions are made from award-winning eco-material EchoPanel®. Made from 60% recycled plastic bottles, EchoPanel® boasts a ten-year life expectancy after which the material remains 100% recyclable. In 2020, 458 tonnes of recycled PET plastic were used in the production of EchoPanel®, and since launch in 2004, 4839 tonnes / 242 million bottles have been diverted from landfill.

The eco credentials of EchoPanel® include:

- DECLARE Internationally recognised product ingredients list 
- LowVOC : tested to ASTM D5116 and CDPH Standard Method v1.2 with emission rates  <0.02mg/m²/hr. 
- Global GreenTag™ PlatinumRed List Free eco-certificationTVOC emissions rate of 0.054mg/m³ and Formaldehyde emissions rate of 2μg/m³ which are well below the LEED, WELL™ and BREEAM emissions limit requirements.

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