The sustain1st programme is a sustainability framework that ensures that as a business we have an increasingly sustainable approach to our work and our interactions with stakeholders. As sustainability becomes engrained in the DNA of businesses the world over, we want to ensure we sidestep the splash of greenwash by putting meaningful practices in place that will benefit our staff, our clients, our suppliers and the environment.
Our Sustainability Principles
Innovation 1st has been at the forefront of merchandising in the corporate arena for over a decade. In that time we have seen many changes but none with the gravitas and importance of the movement toward sustainability.
At Innovation 1st, we are committed to sustainability in all aspects of our business. We recognise the importance of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic resilience. Our sustainability efforts are guided by the following principles:
Environmental Responsibility: We strive to minimise our environmental impact by promoting resource efficiency, reducing waste generation, and actively seeking new sustainability initiatives in our industry.
Ethical and Inclusive Practices: We are dedicated to conducting business ethically and fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. We treat our employees, customers, and partners with fairness, respect, and dignity. We actively promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our operations.
Supply Chain Sustainability: We work closely with our suppliers and partners to promote sustainable practices throughout our supply chain. We seek suppliers who share our commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and ethical business practices. We collaborate to improve transparency, reduce environmental impact, and promote fair working practices.
Continuous Improvement: We embrace a culture of continuous improvement and innovation. We encourage feedback from our stakeholders and actively seek opportunities to enhance our sustainability practices.
By integrating sustainability into our core business strategies, we aim to create long-term value for our stakeholders while safeguarding the planet for future generations. We are dedicated to fostering a sustainable future and invite collaboration with all stakeholders to achieve our shared sustainability goals.
Innovation 1st are proud members of the UN Global Compact and are actively using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) to help guide our business and stakeholders to an increasingly sustainable, prosperous and socially conscious future. The SDG’s encompass more than the topic of sustainability and we are cognisant of ensuring we understand the wider impact of our business activities beyond climate change. To that end, we work to strengthen our business practices and step-by-step continue to make changes within our business that we hope will benefit the wider world.
We will be using funds generated by client orders, to support climate solutions which already exist and could avoid or remove billions of tonnes of emissions, as well as restoring nature and positively transforming society. We’re achieving this via the Ecologi platform that supports projects worldwide and allows us to offset any negative impact our business operations may have on our planet. This is a new initiative that is currently being introduced to our customers.
Conversation for Conservation
We implore all of our clients to speak to us regarding planet-friendly alternative products, alternate shipping methods and apparel and product recovery and recycling. Early planning of projects improves the chances of them being delivered in the most sustainable way. This can be through localising the supply chain to mitigate carbon emissions, researching and sampling the latest and greatest sustainables on the market, and discussing how carbon output from any project can be offset to get you to net zero. Please contact us to find out more.